Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus listed in FCC.


Samsung’s upcoming flagships the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have been listed in the FCC. Nothing much has been mentioned though apart from network bands and connectivity options.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are presumably interesting as they cover the faults of their predecessors, the S8 and S8 Plus. No more awkward fingerprint sensor placement, thinner bezels are among their differences.

The listings say that the SM-G960F and SM-965F were certified on December 27. The ‘F’ here signifies about the international unlocked model and the letter will change, depending on the carriers and region where the phones are available.

Unfortunately, the listings do not say much other than a long list of network bands and other types of connectivity. A drastic change, however, is not expected.

However, according to the FCC listing trend, the phones have been showed up among the list one month before their actual launch. In case of S9 and S9 Plus, it’s three months.

No we don’t really expect the folks to launch the phone in January and that’s why we think that the phones have been stopped by the FCC very early. Droid Life correctly points out that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S7 stopped by the FCC in March 2017, July 2017, and February 2016, respectively

We expect Samsung to launch the phones at CES 2018 though some reports also peg Samsung holding an Unpacked event in March for an official announcement.

The phones are expected to have an even larger display than their predecessor. These are likely to be powered by Snapdragon 845 (US Version) and a similar Exynos chipset for other markets like India. Also, the finger print placement would finally make sense as Samsung will now put it below the camera near the middle. Well, Bixby would still be there as it is not a drawback, at least according to Samsung.

What do you think about the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus? Will this be the perfect Android Smartphone ever built? Let us know in the comments below.