Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are listed on the FCC
We’ve heard the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to be announced in February sometime during Mobile World Congress 2018, and yet more news has emerged suggesting the impending release of the devices as they have appeared at the FCC.
According to the listings, the SM-G960F and SM-965F were certified on December 27. Unfortunately, despite listing connectivity, the listings don’t offer too much else in way of detail. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ aren’t exactly expected to drastically change in appearance, although the fingerprint sensor is expected to get some attention and the placement modified to make it easier to reach. Otherwise, the new devices are very much expected to follow the design set out by the Galaxy S8.
What exactly is the significance of the FCC listing? As pointed out by DroidLife, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S7 stopped by the FCC in March 2017, July 2017, and February 2016, respectively. That means that the Galaxy S9, following that logic, could only be a month away from launch, which would tie in nicely with the launch of the new Exynos processor.
While it could just mean Samsung wanted to make sure certification was sorted before finalizing details around the ramp up to launch, if history repeats itself, then we could see the Galaxy S9 and S9+ very soon.