Samsung for the past few years has been unveiling its Galaxy S Series of smartphones in the first half of each year. However, in 2017, it pushed back the launch schedule of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to the Note 7 debacle. Considering the popularity of the 2017 models, it is expected that from 2018 the South Korean OEM will revert to its earlier product launch schedule. Thus, tech enthusiasts and experts are hoping to see the Galaxy S9 series of handsets in early 2018.

Apart from that, an Ubergizmo report suggests that like each year, Samsung will be unveiling two handsets in the Galaxy S series.

While one will be a standard size model, the other will come with a comparatively larger screen. Speculations are rife that the standard sized model will be called Galaxy S9 and the larger handset will be named S9+. According to a SamMobile report, it now seems that the rumors might have some truth.

Samsung has started Galaxy S9 firmware development?

A SamMobile report notes that Samsung has started the Development of the firmware intended to be used in the rumored Galaxy S9 handsets. Looking closely into the firmware, the publication has come across some further details pertaining to the rumored Samsung handsets. According to SamMobile, the company is in the process of developing two separate firmwares, namely G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5.

Thus, Samsung confirms unofficially that it will be manufacturing and assembling two flagship handsets similar to Galaxy S8 and the S8+. Apart from the confirmation of this news, the publication also found out the supposed model numbers of these handsets. While the S9 is said to carry the model number SM-G960, the S9+ is rumored to be SM-G965.

The report also reveals that Samsung started the development of the mobile firmwares for the alleged S9 two weeks earlier than what it did for the S8 in 2016.

Galaxy S9: when will it be launched?

While there are rumors in the market stating that Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy S9 handsets earlier, around January, SamMobile claims that the launch will take place around the same time as the Galaxy S8 launch in 2017.

The Galaxy S8 series of handsets was launched on March 29 in a separate event in New York. Apart from that, speculations suggest that the next generation Galaxy S handsets will be powered by the rumored Snapdragon 845 chipset. Previous rumors have pointed to an Exynos 9810 chipset for the device.

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