Smartphone aficionados, enthusiasts, and netizens are on the lookout again, as Samsung has started the development of the Galaxy S9 Plus’ firmware, with the series of smartphones to be launched in 2018. This is according to Sammobile, a popular news site for all the latest Samsung smartphones. The tech news portal has obtained two model numbers - G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5. This confirms that the Galaxy S9 will come in two variants, the regular one will be the SM-G960, while the Plus version will be known as the SM-G965.
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Although it started the development of the software two weeks earlier than it did last year, it doesn’t translate to Samsung releasing the S9 ahead of schedule. However, there are reports that say that Samsung might release its newest flagship series this year to counter the iPhone X’s launch. But this information has yet to be confirmed.
Recently, there aren’t that many rumors about the Galaxy S9 series in terms of its specs and features, although there are some assumptions regarding the flagship’s design. It’s possible that the S9 will copy S8’s design, which means it will retain the edge-to-edge Infinity display.
In the hardware department, the S9 is expected to house the latest Qualcomm and Exynos chipsets, depending on the region, as it is rumored that Samsung is working with Qualcomm on its next flagship chipset – the Snapdragon 845. As for the cameras, the S9 will retain the dual lens rear camera system that is found on the Galaxy Note 8. Not to mention, it might follow a similar route to Apple when it comes to camera performance, with the regular model lacking upgrades while the Plus model sporting a much-improved camera. Nevertheless, the S9 might come with a 1,000 fps camera that is powerful enough to capture super slow-motion videos.
As of writing, Samsung hasn’t revealed any information regarding the S9 Plus’ price and release date, although there are reports suggesting it could be launched on February 25, 2018.