After unveiling the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of the IFA 2017 event, Samsung has recently launched it in the Indian market. For the first time, the company has added a dual camera setup with the Galaxy Note 8. Before the iPhone launch event, DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung has confirmed about the launch of foldable Galaxy smartphone in 2018. He also mentioned facing technological hurdles in commercializing the device.
However, the company’s next flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are already in the development stage. Just like the Galaxy S8 launch, both the Galaxy S9 devices are expected to be launched ahead of the MWC 2018 event. Today, we got to know about the model numbers of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as SM-G960F and SM-G965F respectively. These are on the same lines as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.
While the Galaxy S8 came with SM-G950 and Galaxy S8+ has SM-G955 as the model number. Even the firmware development for the upcoming Galaxy S devices has already begun. Looking at the model numbers, the G960FXXU0AQI5 firmware is for Galaxy S9 and G965FXXU0AQI5 is for Galaxy S9+. By the time of the official launch, the devices should be running on Android 8.0.1 Oreo or later with the Samsung Experience UI on the top.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will most probably feature dual camera setup on the rear. While the company missed out integrating under-glass fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices, the Galaxy S9 devices might become first Samsung devices to sport under-glass fingerprint technology. Since these devices are in the middle of the development stage, we should be seeing more leaks in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!