Samsung already announced the official unveiling date for the Galaxy S9 duo – it will take place on February 25. We also saw leaked press images, suggesting the new phones will look largely similar to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.
Latest information, coming from South Korea reveals that not only looks, but prices are also really close – the Galaxy S9 will cost KRW950,000, while the Plus-sized variant will be KRW990,000.
For comparison, the Galaxy S8 cost KRW935,000 (around $875) when launched. Bear in mind that Samsung tags its products more expensive at the domestic scene, so the Galaxy S9 will likely be around $800, while the Galaxy S9+ will hardly surpass the $900 barrier on the global scene.
Pre-orders in South Korea will begin on March 2, just five days after the official launch in Barcelona. The phones will be shipped six days later, on March 8, with market availability expected in the following days.
The waiting period is way shorter than last year – the launch was postponed with a month and pre-orders took two-three weeks until the Galaxy S8 finally started arriving mid-April. 2018s early arrival is also a step ahead of competitors like Huawei and LG who decided to skip the launch of their flagship, later joined by HTC.
Source (in Korean)