Samsung at MWC 2018: Galaxy S9, DeX And All That Will be Launched

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As if Samsung did not already have a highly anticipated line-up of products to be launched at the upcoming MWC 2018 in Barcelona, recent leaks have further amped up the hype for the company’s gig. Samsung is poised to unveil the successor to its Galaxy series of smartphones, with the launch of Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Now a new round of leaks have also hinted at a new DeX docking station to be launched alongside the Galaxy S9. In addition, the company has also been hinted at launching a new wireless charger. With all these leaks and rumours combined, here is what we can expect from Samsung at the Mobile World Congress 2018.

Wireless Charger

Samsung Wireless Charger Samsung Wireless Charger as shown in the Samsung manual. (Image: Samsung)

Going by an online manual available on the Samsung website, a brand new fast wireless charger might be on the list of Samsung’s product launches. The wireless charging pad will not be very different from Samsung’s current offering and might just be slimmer and flatter than before. The new wireless charger, with the model number EP-N5100, will sport two charging coils, with only one of them being used at any point of time. The wireless charger will work on the Qi wireless charging standard.

The new Samsung wireless charger will carry a USB Type-C connector at the back to serve as the point of connection to the power source. In addition, it will have an indicator light at the front and a fan at the back to dissipate heat. The indicator light will glow in varied colours, with Red indicating charging, Green – Ready and flashing light – error.

Samsung DeX

Samsung DeX Samsung DeX. (Image: Evan Blass/ Twitter)

Samsung had unveiled the Samsung DeX last year along with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8. Recent leaks by tipster Evan Blass on Twitter have confirmed a new model of the DeX to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy S9 as well. The new DeX will sport a USB type-C connector for plugging the Galaxy S9 or the S8, as reportedly, it is backwards compatible. In addition, it will come with two USB ports and one HDMI port.

Through the DeX, Samsung Galaxy S9 users will be able to convert their smartphone into a desktop, by using an external screen, mouse and keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ rendered leaks.

Samsung will launch its next flagship smartphones, Galaxy S9 and S9+, on February 26 at its Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 event in Barcelona. The smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm 845 SoC (in US region) and the latest Exynos chipset in the UK and Indian markets. Apart from some minor tweak in performance and camera, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to be similar to present Galaxy flagships. The phones will be IP 68 dust and water resistant. The Samsung S9 will feature a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display with a pixel density of 570 ppi while the S9+ will have a 6.2-inch display. Both will be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

The Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB of RAM while the bigger S9+ could come with 6GB of RAM. Both the phones are expected to offer 64GB onboard storage with the option of an expandable memory card slot of up to 256GB. However, Samsung could launch 128GB or 256GB storage variant as well.

With Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coming into the equation, the device will support Gigabit LTE connectivity. On the camera front, there will be a 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS on the S9 while the plus variant will have a vertical dual-lens setup like the iPhone X at the back.

Additionally, there will be Bixby and wireless charging option along with USB Type-C. Samsung has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack and will also provide free AKG earphones.

The battery capacity will be similar to the S8 and S8+. The smaller one will come with a 3,000 mAh battery while the S9+ will have a 3,500 battery.

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