The global launch of the S9 is happening on the 25 February during Mobile World Congress. Usually the Trinidad launch happens within a month of the first availability date and this date is usually revealed during the global launch. Not all mobile shops in Trinidad wait for the official local launch. Some places are able to source devices before. Then some individuals will order their devices online. The purpose of this blog post is to compile info as I receive it leading up to the local launch. Rumours, leaks, my wish list, what locals are saying and more.
11 MAR 2018 Came across this pricing on facebook today from a local shop and sharing as an example.
GALAXY S9 & S9 PLUS
(WILL BE AVAILABLE END OF MARCH)
S9 64 GB – $6500
S9 PLUS 64GB – $7200
BRAND NEW INTERNATIONAL MODEL WITH ONE YEAR LOCAL WARRANTY
25 FEB 2018 Did this quick YouTube to show how the face of the Galaxy phone has changed over the years. S9 Teaser – Samsung S phones through the years @TheTechRemix. I also did a video recap of the launch at MWC 2018 – Samsung S9/S9+ Launch Recap.
26 JAN 2018 @evleaks says these are leaked renders – Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Many are questioning the thickness of the side bezels. I am thinking that there is a problem with the renders and expect the bezels to be similar or thinner than the S8.
11 JAN 2018 Reddit user minhvn posted unconfirmed leak – Galaxy S9 retail box. What jumped out at me was stereo speakers tuned by AKG and super speed camera.