Samsung confirmed earlier this month that it’s going to unveil the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The new flagship is being launched a month before its predecessor. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 at a special event in March last year.
When the company held a separate event for the Galaxy S8 last year, many thought that this was because it didn’t want its new flagship handset to drown in the MWC 2017 news cycle. Several major manufacturers announce their new flagships at the event so the news cycle tends to get pretty full. However, it looks like nobody will be stealing the Galaxy S9’s thunder at MWC 2018.
Hogging the limelight
Samsung’s Korean rival LG normally unveils a new G-series handset at MWC every year but recent reports have suggested that it’s not going to launch the LG G7 at MWC 2018. Huawei is another major manufacturer that was expected to unveil its new flagship smartphone in Barcelona but according to a new report, it had decided not to unveil its new flagship at MWC 2018.
Some reports suggest that Sony will be unveiling a new flagship device at Mobile World Congress 2018 but even that’s far from confirmed at this point in time. Moreover, it has been a while since Sony flagships held a candle to Samsung’s high-end Galaxy smartphones, at least as far as desirability and popularity are concerned.
There will likely be a smattering of mid-range and premium mid-range handsets from Nokia and Motorola/Lenovo but nothing that will possibly steal the spotlight from Samsung’s new flagship smartphone.
This is obviously something that Samsung won’t mind at all. What company doesn’t like hogging the limelight?