Who isn’t excited about the future flagship duo from Samsung? So far, there have been a lot of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and people can’t wait to see what the next phones will look like and what improvements will be added. Being spotted at the FCC, both Samsung Galaxy 9 smartphones have made us more excited!
The listings show that on December 27 there were two certifications: one for the SM-G960F and the other one for the SM-965F. The ‘F’ stands for the unlocked model that will be internationally available. The letter will change according to the region or the carriers from where the phones will be available to purchase.
Unfortunately, this list didn’t add many details. All they say is the types of connectivity and network bands. Details like how the phones might look haven’t been added, but we think that Samsung will go with the look of the previous Galaxy flagships of 2017 (Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus).
Does an Earlier FCC List Equals an Earlier Release of the Smartphones?
So, why so much enthusiasm over an FCC listing that shows so little details about the phones? We’re happy about how early the list appeared in comparison with the listing for Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S7 who got at the FCC in March 2018, July 2017 and February 2016, all of these devices being available for purchase a month after stopping by the FCC.
We’re not saying that in January we’ll get our hands on the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, but we’re expecting to at least see them announced next month. Along with this speculation based on previous years, other reports say that these smartphones will probably appear at the CES 2018. Other reports point to the Samsung Unpacked Event that will come out in March, so the newest flagship smartphones might be officially announced in the spring.
Keeping these in mind, we must also take into consideration that an early FCC certification could be a new strategy for Samsung to focus more on making their Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. We’re expecting to see some great specs, hidden in a huge display and a fingerprint positioned at the back, for an easier unlocking.