Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next month. The models are also expected to be launched in the world’s largest smartphone market, China soon after the MWC unveiling. Ahead of its arrival in China, Samsung has started putting things in place to get the next-gen Galaxy flagships approved in China. Secevral models of a Samsung smartphone believed to be the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ reportedly received China’s Compulsory Certificate (3C) last week.
The Samsung Galaxy models that got 3C nod include models bearing the model numbers SM-G9650/DS, SM-G9600/DS, and the SM-G9608/DS. The SM-G9600/DS model is said to be the Chinese variant of the Galaxy S9 while SM-G9608/DS is the Galaxy S9+. In addition, the SM-G9608/DS is said to be the smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy S9+ model that is meant for the Taiwan market.The suffix “DS” attached to the model number shows that all three models are expected to have dual SIM car slots. The SIM slots of all three models are expected to follow suit with the Hybrid SIM etup of the Galaxy S8 series where the second SIM slot can be interchanged with a microSD card.
As usual, 3C listing doesn’t reveal much details regarding the specifications of the smartphone but is a sure indication that the launch is somewhat imminent. Previous leaks point to the use of the flagship Snapdragon 845 chip on the Galaxy S9 while some models will have an Exynos 9810 processor. The 3C listing also shows all the three models will come with fast charging support at 9V /1.67A and 5V / 2A. Apart from these few details, nothing else is revealed but we hope to see more details in the coming days, especially when the models hit TENAA.