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Samsung Galaxy S9 unveiling confirmed for MWC in February

The 2018 flagship phone from Samsung will see light of day in Barcelona at the end of next month, ZDNet reports.

The Galaxy S9 is the next in line after last year's S8, shown here.
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Samsung will unveil its 2018 flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, next month at Mobile World Congress, according to the company's mobile boss.

DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division, first commented on the phone's release at a press conference for Korean media at this week's CES trade show in Las Vegas, ZDNet reported. MWC runs from Feb. 26 to March 1 in Barcelona.

A Samsung spokesman in the UK told CNET on Wednesday he had "no comment on that story." But late Wednesday, Samsung confirmed the timing of the phone's unveiling to CNET. 

Little is known right now about the successor to the popular Galaxy S8, including whether there will be a super-sized Galaxy S9 Plus version. Rumors circulating ahead of CES had suggested the flagship phone could make an appearance in Vegas, but Samsung usually unveils the flagship device after the show. Last year, the company hosted a standalone event in March where it unveiled the Galaxy S8.

First published, Jan. 10 at 6:09 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:35 a.m. PT: Adds response from a Samsung spokesman.
Update, Jan. 11, 10:20 a.m. PT: Adds Samsung's confirmation.

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