It could be due to all the early leaks, but Samsung just isn't causing the type of excitement their new smartphones are used to causing this year. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were announced this Sunday at Mobile World Congress 2018. According to the Verge, both smartphones appear to be almost exactly like the S8 and S8+.
"In fact, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are so similar to their predecessors that on passing glance, they look and feel exactly the same."
The Galaxy S9+ has the same 6.2-inch screen as the S8+ from last year, but it gets a dual-lens camera, which some say is even better than the one on the iPhone X. Some say the new S9+ looks just like the Galaxy Note 8, but without a stylus.
BGR's Zach Epstein actually spent time with both phones and is excited.
"The end result is two phones that are far more sleek and refined than their predecessors. If you've ever held a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8+ in your hand, you know that's saying a lot," he says, adding that many of the upgrades are on the inside.
Still, most of the commenters after the article aren't very enthusiastic.
"About as boring as predicted. But WTF is with that horrible attempt at an animoji knockoff?" asks Kirfer.
"Another model ANOTHER NEW EXPLOSIONS [sic] followed by RESOUNDING FLOP!!!" screams Duel.
The common thought in the comments is that Samsung really hasn't brought anything new to the table. Twitter seems to agree.