Sunday, February 25, 2018

How To Watch Samsung’s MWC 2018 Event


Samsung is all ready to announce their next flagship phones, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Barcelona, Spain on February 25 - a day before MWC 2018 starts. The Korean company will be unveiling its flagship smartphone in Barcelona after a gap of one year. While the Galaxy S7 was unveiled at MWC 2016, Samsung did not unveil the Galaxy S8 at 2017’s MWC.

Instead, the company held a special Unpacked event in March for the device. This time around though, Samsung is back to attract eyeballs from the media on one of the world’s biggest stage for smartphones. With hundreds of thousands of journalists being present in Barcelona for MWC, Samsung could not have found a better time and venue to unveil the Galaxy S9.

However, not everyone is a part of the media and Samsung only invites a limited set of people to its media event. Thankfully, Samsung will also be live streaming the Galaxy S9 event so you can watch it live right from your home in your pajamas.

The event is scheduled to start at 6 pm local time Barcelona (CET). This means the event starts at 22:30 local time in India, 12 noon in New York, and 1 am in Hong Kong. You can find the event start time in your local time zone from here.

The live stream link of the event is not yet live from Samsung but once it is, be rest assured that we will update this article with the link. If you want, you can also download the Unpacked 2018 app from Samsung on your Android or iOS device and watch the live stream directly through it. Samsung has also planned some AR fun with the app post the event so it might just be worth installing. Finally, you can also follow Samsung’s YouTube channel since the event will likely be live streamed there.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are not going to sport major design changes compared to their predecessors. Instead, the handsets will sport major internal upgrades, with Samsung particularly focusing on the camera of the device this time around. Leaks point to the Galaxy S9 coming with a 12MP shooter at its rear with a variable f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture. The bigger Galaxy S9+ will be the only device to sport a dual-camera setup thereby offering 2x optical zoom and Live Focus.