Samsung is gearing up to unveil its flagship Galaxy S-Series smartphones for 2018. The South Korean giant has confirmed that the Galaxy S9 – and we presume the Galaxy S9+ along with it – will be launched at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The US variants of both the upcoming phones have appeared on US communications regulatory body FCC’s website revealing the model numbers. The listings show that the upcoming handsets will support most cellular bands in the US.
As we mentioned, the US FCC website has listed two new smartphones that appear to be the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The Galaxy S9 (model number: SM-G960U) and Galaxy S9+ (model number: SM-965U) are mentioned online with authorisation letters, LTE tests, and other mandatory reports from FCC. The models numbers line up with last year’s Galaxy S8 (model number: SM-G950U) and Galaxy S8+ (model number: SM-G955U).
The listing does not reveal anything in terms of hardware specifications, but displays a demo unit with FCC labelling on the rear bottom of the smartphone.
Recently, the photo of an alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 product box surfaced online that lists specifications such as a 5.6-inch QHD + sAMOLED display, a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear sensor with OIS, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, 4GB RAM and P68 water and dust resistant rating. Recent rumours have suggested the smartphones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in the US, and an Exynos processor in other markets like India. The Galaxy S9+ is also reported to come with up to a 512GB inbuilt storage variant.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be launched at MWC 2018 next month. The development was confirmed by Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business President DJ Koh at a CES press conference last week.