No shocker, Samsung Galaxy S9 series to include Galaxy S9+

No shocker, Samsung Galaxy S9 series to include Galaxy S9+
Are you sitting down, muscles taunt in expectation of big news? We won't delay this any longer. With work apparently starting on the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S9, it seems that all indications point to a second variant of the model to be released next year alongside the new flagship phone. In other words, Samsung will be offering both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in 2018.

Yes, you must be so stunned that a feather would knock you to the ground. But we know you can find the inner strength to keep on going. According to a report published today, Samsung has two new firmware versions, G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5, that are associated with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively. Model numbers for the two upcoming handsets are SM-G960 (Galaxy S9) and SM-G965 (Galaxy S9+).

We might see the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ both make their initial appearance earlier in 2018 than the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ did in 2017. That's because work on developing the firmware for the 2018 models is starting two weeks earlier than last year, when Sammy started developing the firmware for the 2017 handsets. Usually, Samsung unveils its new flagship models at an Unpacked event the day before the MWC opens its doors in Barcelona. Next year, MWC kicks off on February 26th. So you might want to use a pencil to circle February 25th on your calendar.

source: SamMobile

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36 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

An analyst also predicts the next Galaxy series will come with Super AMOLED displays. On a side-note just received my 256GB Exynos Note 8 yesterday, can't wait for my 14 day shift to come to an end and I'll be tweaking that beast to my liking.

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

How's the audio quality? I've got an XZ premium. Audio is good but not nearly as good as my old v20. Looking at either the note 8 or the v30 just for audio quality.

19. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

For audio quality, you should probably go for the V30. Haven't yet had the time to play with it.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Exactly. Stating something obvious lr highly likely isn't prediction by any means... These analysts are just throwing mud at the wall and see what sticks.

10. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Does that analyst goes by the name of Bankz? Last I heard from him was that the S9 will come with an all screen design, front and back and sides as well, 8 speakers, 3 batteries, a fps under the Iris scanner, and many many more features that they stole and rushed from the iPhone 26s.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Bankz said the world will end at 2020. Brace yourselves.

14. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So now he is a God's insider?

15. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Angel?

16. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iAngel**

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

He surpassed the Mayans. Look no further.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nice. What carrier?

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Got it factory unlocked, but on the box is says SK Telecom, I presume they're a South Korean carrier.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I mean, what carrier are you going to use it on. I was wondering if the 256gb version had full band support for other country carriers.

31. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Using it on Fido (a GSM network carrier) here in Canada, and it's working fine with their LTEnetwork. Check out the network bands it supports here: http://www.phonemore.com/samsung-galaxy-note-8-sm-n950n/specs/3552

23. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

what carries are you using it with, is it here in the US? what whats the final price, if you dont mind..

30. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I'm using it on Fido (a GSM network carrier) here in Canada, and it's working fine with their LTE network. It's currently available here on eBay ( http://sck.pm/Dm ) for $1019 USD + ~$17 USD for shipping. A significant downside is that I can't register it with Samsung Canada, thus no warranty. On top of that, despite it being factory unlocked, it still comes with some carrier bloatware, 1/4 of which I can't disable out of the box (a T 1 membership app, or something like that, can't recall the exact name at the moment), was able to disable 3/4 of them. Plus, it shows an SK Telecom animation at boot up and shut down, although no Carrier branding on the phone hardware. I'm sure the latter 2 issues can be resolved with tweaking, but the former, I'll always use a case, like I do on my OnePlus One. With proper care, I probably wouldn't ever need to replace it, just like my 2014 OnePlus One is still going good as new today, so, was willing to take the risk for such extremely versatile device. But that's just me, less than a week worth of work pays it off.

26. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 357; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

14 days, that's should be illegal..

32. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Not with everyday of the shift being overtime ;)

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Wow great news. /s

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

You act like the size and density of the iPhone 8's are an interesting fact but an S9+ existing is "no shocker". Stop publishing articles on the weekend.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I assume the "no shocker" means. "no surprise". It isn't about whether it's interesting or not.

6. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

I wonder what kind if design they will be like

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Note 8 + round corners + 90% screen to body ratio

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Apple should take "note"s .....

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Pun Intended.

17. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

They should honestly cut it after the unfair beating the Note 8 took. I mean the iphone 8 and 8 plus 6 year designs got less flack from the media than the very 2017 Note 8 just because the GS8+ was so good. Yes it shouldn't have gotten that flack but human beings are stupid and Apple knows how to play that to a tee it seems. Samsung should employ more human psychology to their smartphone portfolio and be more strategic about it. Just cut the plus variant of the GS series and make the Note the plus variant like it was originally. If they really want a 3rd flagship, make that the fordable display phone. A true tablet phone.

20. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

* foldable*

22. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

The question is... Will it come with the notch?...

24. gamehead unregistered

Shocking

25. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

s9 will have 93% screen to body ratio, en s9+ 95% , nothing will come close to the beasts.

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