Samsung has used MWC to launch several Galaxy phones including the Samsung S7 Edge in 2016. The massive annual show in Barcelona is traditionally a stage for Motorola, LG, Xiaomi and Huawei to launch their global flagship handsets.
Further, some of the past rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ would have an improved iris scanner, fingerprint sensor below its primary camera, be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC or Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC and run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
No other details have been officially released about the upcoming handset, though there’s speculation that Samsung moved up the S9’s launch in response to the iPhone X.
Given the iterative nature of the update from the Galaxy S8 to the S9, slow and steady to win the race is entirely fitting with the Galaxy S9’s message. but past performance is not always a guide to future success.