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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ appear on FCC database ahead of their launch
Samsung's upcoming flagships Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been making a lot of headlines lately.
Samsung's upcoming flagships Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been making a lot of headlines in the past few weeks. We have heard a lot of rumors and leaks as well and the latest was regarding a Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box leak. Apart from this, the South Korean giant has already confirmed that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be announced at MWC 2018 (the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference) happening in Barcelona next month.
Having said that, ahead of the official launch Samsung Galaxy duo has now appeared of FCC database. The flagship devices have passed through the certification site and we further have some idea of what to expect from the company's smartphones in 2018.
According to the listing, the smartphones seem to come with model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965 for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus respectively. The listing gives us an idea that there will be several variants and will basically have model numbers ending with U, U1, W, or XU. To be more precise, U series will basically be for U.S. market, whereas U1 denotes unlocked models. Reportedly W suggests Canada, and XU is generally for demo units.
Further FCC ID also provides the full list of supported GSM, CDMA, LTE, and UMTS bands for the Galaxy S9 and here for the Galaxy S9 Plus. If you want to check you can visit here. However, it seems the Galaxy S9 duo will be supporting all major bands, irrespective of the carrier.
The FCC database has also given a diagram and it reveals that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus features the FCC label in the exact same place as previous Galaxy models. So it will be on the back of the device at the bottom.
Interestingly, the FCC label notes that Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are manufactured in Vietnam. Coincidentally, the Galaxy S9 retail box that was leaked earlier was also by a Vietnamese publication. So the earlier leak holds some credibility we believe.
In any case, while the FCC listing doesn't reveal much about the devices themselves but it does indicate that Samsung is set to launch its smartphones in the coming days.
Some of the past rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ would have an improved iris scanner, fingerprint sensor below its primary camera, be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC or Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC and run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Samsung Galaxy S9+ is rumored to have 6GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage and a dual camera setup. Both the Galaxy S models will most likely come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and other exciting features.