There are plenty of rumors doing rounds with regard to Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. While we can’t go around believing everything that pops up, there are some legit details that are also showing up in the build-up to the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ successors in early 2018.
It had been rumored that Samsung Galaxy S9 will be teased at the CES 2018. While this hasn’t been ruled out yet, there are still some uncertainties over this development. Whether it happens or not, what we know is that the Korean company will be ready to give us the S9 and S9+ somewhere in March 2018, which isn’t so far away.
With this in mind, it’s obvious that the tech giant is already working on the phone so that everything is ready by the time March is here. Apparently, a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ meant for the Chinese market has recently been cleared by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT), a body that certifies all devices for wireless use in the country.
In the documents, the Galaxy S9+ has been cleared with model number SM-G9650/DS, which confirms that it’s intended for the Chinese market. In addition, the model number also verifies that China will get a dual-SIM variant of the S9+, which is not unusual for Asian, European and African markets, but not in the U.S. where the smartphone market is controlled by carriers.
Other than the model number, there’s nothing much the listing gives out about the Samsung Galaxy S9. However, we do know that the phone will still come with the same 5.8-inch 18.5:9 display screen with a QHD+ resolution like the Galaxy S8, but there will be a new Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 processor, up to 6GB RAM for the Galaxy S9+ and at least 64GB of internal storage, although Samsung is also said to have started works on massive 512GB internal storage modules.
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