There’s now information on when can consumers expect Samsung to unveil the highly anticipated Galaxy S9 flagship phone, on when they can start pre-ordering the device and on when they can finally receive and start using their own unit. A renowned leaker has apparently disclosed the launch, pre-order and release dates of the S8’s successor online. 

On Tuesday, mobile technology leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to share what he recently found out about the upcoming Galaxy S9 and its bigger brother, the Galaxy S9+. According to Blass, he learned from a “C-level executive at a major casemaker” that Samsung is launching the two premium handsets on Feb. 26, opening pre-orders for the devices on March 1 and shipping the units to customers on March 16. 

If this new leak is to be believed, Samsung would be introducing the Galaxy S9 on the first day of the Mobile World Congress on Feb. 26. It should be noted that whenever Samsung launched a new flagship phone in Barcelona, it was always on the Sunday before MWC kicked off. This has led some fans to question the veracity of Blass’ tweet. Someone pointed out though that the leaked dates could be pertaining to South Korea’s time zone, so the launch date in Barcelona could happen on Feb. 25. 

SamMobile, on the other hand, noted that it’s possible that Samsung has scheduled the launch of the Galaxy S9 for Feb. 26. This way, the South Korea tech giant could take the limelight away from other smartphones that will be on display at MWC. The news outlet also stated that the pre-order date and release date also sound plausible and in line with how Samsung has been doing this things in the past. Nevertheless, SamMobile pointed out that it’s still possible for Samsung to change its mind and follow a different schedule considering that there’s still a lot of time prior to MWC. 

There have been several reports and leaks about Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets. The latest of which claims Samsung could be equipping the two with the same battery sizes as last year’s models, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Leaked certifications from Brazil’s telecom regulator ANATEL indicate that the standard flagship model will house a 3,000mAh battery, while its larger brother will sport a 3,500mAh battery. Despite having the same capacities as their predecessors, tech news outlets still believe that the new handsets could last longer thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 835 that came with last year’s flagships.