The president of Samsung's mobile division, DJ Koh, confirmed in an interview with ZDNet that the phone will be coming out at a trade show in February.
Considering the lack of trade shows for mobile phones apart from MWC 2018 next month it seems quite certain the phone will be set to launch at the event in Barcelona.
That's all set to kick off on February 26, so expect the Samsung Galaxy S9 to appear around that date.
So far rumors for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus have suggested it's a remarkably similar handset to the last generation of flagships from Samsung, but it's almost certain to come with a repositioned fingerprint sensor and some upgraded internals.
Samsung has recently revealed the Exynos 9810, which we expect to see used in some markets, while the top-of-the-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will pick up the slack in other territories.