And this year is a matter of business. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be announced tomorrow at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Slashleaks shared the official promotional video of Samsung’s future flagship device.
This is a polished video of three minutes filled with information on the new phone. First of all, just as rumors say, it looks exactly like the Galaxy S8. There are some minor changes, such as the location of the fingerprint reader. But it will look like holding a Samsung Galaxy S8.
This is not necessarily a bad thing because the Galaxy S8 was a great phone with a big 18: 9 screen. If you want a well-designed Android phone, Samsung has some good options.
For software features, the video shows an improved DeX dock. It allows you to connect your phone to a screen or TV and turn it into an Android desktop experience. This is a good way to show presentations for example. And because the dock is flat now, you can use the phone as a trackpad.
The video also says that the Galaxy S9 is water resistant and comes with a new translation feature. You can point the camera at a text to translate it into a familiar language. This feature is optimized by Google Translate as you can see in the corner of the video screen.
Samsung really insists on the features of the device. The company wants you to think of the Galaxy S9 when it’s time to buy a bunch of new phones for your employees. There will be a business edition with maintenance, extended warranty and security updates for a period of up to four years. You can also update the firmware of your employees over the air.
The 3 minute video probably tells only part of the story. That’s why we have a team on the ground in Barcelona to give you more details on the Galaxy S9 tomorrow.