Samsung is expected to officially launch the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at next month’s MWC 2018. Soon after that, the smartphones are expected to launch in the China market. Thanks to rumors mills, we already know a lot about the upcoming Galaxy flagship smartphones. But, to add to list, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have now cleared China’s 3C certification, hinting that the launch is near.
First spotted by dealntech, the database shows three models of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, carrying the model numbers SM-G9600/DS, SM-G9608/DS and SM-G9650/DS respectively. The smartphone with model number SM-G9600 is said to be the Chinese version of the Galaxy S9, the SM-G9608 is the Taiwan version, and the SM-G9650 is expected to be the Chinese version of the larger Galaxy S9+.
The database also confirms that both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will support dual-SIM slot. Apart from that, the 3C listing also shows all the three models support for fast charging at 9V 1.67A and 5V 2A.
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ specifications
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to sport 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch OLED display respectively. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be among the first devices to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Samsung will use Snapdragon 845 only with models sold in the US, Canada, and China while all other markets will get company’s Exynos 9810 chipset.
As for the camera, the Galaxy S9 is rumored to pack a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a variable aperture, which will be able to switch from f/1.5 to f/2.4 based on subject. It will further support slow-motion recording. Up front, there could be an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera.
Among other features, the smartphones are said to come with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, an Iris Scanner, and support for wireless charging.