But the most anticipated launch belonged to Samsung.
"The Telstra Mobile Network is Australia's largest, fastest and most reliable, but user experience is not just about the network, it is also about the handset", said Kevin Teoh, Telstra's Head of Mobiles.
What does the Galaxy S9 cost right now? The all-glass front and rear panel increase the chances of damage to the panel while opening the unit. As far as the Galaxy S series is concerned, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were launched in the same lineup a year ago. It's pretty major and I think it's something you should be concerned about too if you were considering buying the Galaxy S9. It is also expected to come with a 5.5-inch display that could sport an HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution.
When will the Galaxy S9 go on sale?
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus were made available for preorder last weekend.
Further inside and underneath a two-piece midframe wafer that contains the wireless charging coil, lower speaker, and antenna assembly, iFixit found that Samsung has also chosen to again glue the battery in place. It features a rear camera with a variable aperture that can be automatically or manually switched between F1.5 and F2.4. A few days back, the same device with Exynos 7870 chipset was spotted and today, the same device running with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 Chipset spotted.
The customization will be applied once the device is connected to a WiFi. Some leading smartphone manufacturers followed suit in removing one of the most under-appreciated features in a smartphone. Both the S9 and S9+'s audio is enhanced by AGK-tuned speakers to provide a thumping Dolby Atmos experience for all the content you choose to play. Samsung Galaxy C7 and Galaxy On7 are powered by the same processor. There are virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen while the Bixby button is on the side. Now, the latest from the company has been reimagined - display cutout and all.
The difference will be mostly on the look and the camera as well as the user interface.
But aside from these features, the new device offers no surprise.
Samsung is launching the S9 series more than a month earlier than the previous S8 series in order to take advantage of an unusual market situation devoid of competitors in the first half of this year. The S9+, meanwhile, has a dual 12-megapixels primary camera for better depth effects in images.