Samsung has quashed rumours that it plans to launch the Galaxy S9 at CES this year. Samsung Mobile president DJ Koh has said that the next flagship will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February; dashing hopes that Samsung would be making an earlier announcement.
An MWC announcement would be a departure from Samsung’s recent trend of holding a separate event for its flagship devices. The Galaxy S8 was launched at Samsung Unpacked, which took place a month after the mobile technology tradeshow.
Koh also revealed that Samsung would be releasing its first foldable smartphone next year. The user experience is apparently giving designers of the device problems, but industry insiders are saying that production should begin later this year. However, it should be pointed out that Koh had also said the same thing last year.
A new version of the Bixby AI assistant is in the works for this year, and Samsung intends to get it supported on all mobile devices by 2020. Then again, the company has already said that it wants Bixby support on all home appliances by 2020 as well.