The Galaxy S9 is codenamed Star 1 and its model number is SM-G960 while the S9+ is codenamed Star 2 and the model sports the number SM-G965.
Samsung’s much-awaited smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, are likely to be unveiled first at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January, according to Evan Blass, a trusted leakster at VentureBeat. It is not clear as to how much the company will disclose at the show, but the phones will be launched officially in March 2018.
Blass reveals that the S9 series will be almost similar to their predecessors and will come with some hardware updates. The Galaxy S9 is codenamed Star 1 and its model number is SM-G960 while the S9+ is codenamed Star 2 and the model sports the number SM-G965. The S9 is likely to have a 5.8-inch as well as a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity curved edge display panel just like the Galaxy S8 series which was launched in March 2017.
In all probability, the Galaxy S9 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US whereas the other global versions will have an Exynos chipset. It is most likely that the global versions will be powered by the company’s Exynos 9810 SoC. Both the Galaxy S-Series smartphones are expected to consist of vertically-aligned features on the rear, which include a fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the phones will come with AKG stereo speakers.
Blass also reports that the Galaxy S9+ will have a dual-camera setup. The S9+ is likely to come with 6GB RAM when compared to 4GB of RAM being offered by other S-Series flagship phones. Also, despite some upgrades, both the S9 and S9+ are expected to come with an internal storage of 64GB along with a microSD card.
Samsung is in the process of coming up with an iris scanner for faster face recognition on its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy G9. With this development the company intends to take on the killer feature on Apple’s iPhone X.