South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung launches new Galaxy S series flagships in February and March, but a new report says that the displays being used in the Galaxy S9 will be ready by November which would mean that we will be seeing the device in January or early February. These reports are backed by another fact that the phone is being benchmarked which suggests its early launch.
We know Samsung is developing two Galaxy S9 models having model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965. The first being the Galaxy S9 and the later being Galaxy S9+. Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ used the model number SM-G950 and SMG955 respectively. The new Samsung S9+ with the model number SM-G965 was spotted in the benchmark website Geekbench revealing some of its specs.
The new spec sheet informs that the Galaxy S9+ will be powered by the new Exynos 9810 coupled with 4 GB of RAM. It looks like the current variant is the one that will be launched in China. The international variant may have the upcoming Snapdragon 845 chipset, something we have seen before on the Galaxy S8. The spec sheet also confirms the device will run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo.
From the previous rumours, Samsung has placed an order for 5.8 inch and 6.2-inch edge to edge curved Infinity Displays which are likely to be of the Galaxy S9 and the S9+. Another rumour claims Samsung is developing an in-screen fingerprint sensor but won’t be featured in either of the two devices, but maybe featured the Galaxy Note 9 which will be launch later next year. A well-known tipster Eldar Murtazin claimed that the Galaxy S9 might feature a modular design similar to Google Project Ara or Motorola MotoModes where users can add or remove modules according to their requirement. According to him, Samsung will place magnetic pins on the back of the phone which will allow external modules to be attached.