In July, a smartphone labelled as Samsung SM-G9650 had appeared on Geekbench. The aforementioned model number suggested that it could be the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone. Now, a Samsung phone with model number SM-G965F has emerged on the benchmarking site. It is speculated that it could be the forthcoming Galaxy S9+ flagship.
The appearance of the alleged Galaxy S9+ on the benchmarking platform suggests that Samsung could be testing it now as it is rumored to get unveiled in the first quarter of 2018. According to Geekbench listing, the Samsung SM-G965F is running on Android 8.0 Oreo.
It is driven by “universal9810” chipset. This indicates that it could be powered by the newly announced Exynos 9810 chipset. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. On Geekbench, the alleged Galaxy S9+ has scored 1191 in single-core test and 3835 in multi-core test.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come in Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipset variants and include 4 GB of RAM. The appearance of the alleged Galaxy S9 and S9+ duo indicates that these flagship phones may feature 4 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to arrive in Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 chipsets for different markets. There could be a 6 GB RAM variant that may head to markets like South Korea and China.
A recent report has revealed that Samsung may begin the mass production of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in December as it has aborted plans to add in-screen fingerprint reader on these phones. Recent reports have revealed that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will arrive with the same-sized Infinity Display S-AMOLED panels that are available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.
New renders of the Galaxy S9 suggests that Samsung will be introducing vertically stacked dual cameras on its back panel. The Galaxy Note 8 has a horizontally arranged dual rear cameras. Also, in order to prevent users from accidentally touching the camera lenses while accessing the fingerprint scanner, Samsung is speculated to place the biometric recognition feature below the dual camera module.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 duo are rumored to get unveiled in the first quarter of 2018. The South Korean company is known for announcing its Galaxy S series flagship phones a day ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. Since MWC 2018 will be held between Feb. 26 and March 1, it is speculated that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be official on Feb. 25.