Samsung's upcoming flagship devices made an appearance at the FCC. In the listings, the devices were submitted under model numbers SM-G960F (S9) and SM-G965F (S9+) and were certified on December 27. The "F" signifies the model which changes depending on the carriers and region where the phones go on sale. Apart from the supported network bands and frequencies, the FCC listing doesn't reveal any other information about the upcoming flagship devices.
It's worth mentioning when devices showed up on the FCC for certifications in the past. As noted by Droid-Life, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 showed up at the FCC in March 2017 and July 2017, respectively. Surprisingly, both devices went up for sale almost a month after they passed through the certification body. A similar scenario was witnessed with the Galaxy S7, it was also spotted on FCC in February 2016 and went up for sale in March.
So, can we expect the Korean company to follow the same timeline with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ and launch the handset next month at CES 2018? it's unlikely as per the Korean company. In the past, Samsung has used the Mobile World Congress to introduce the Galaxy S flagships.
Previous rumors suggest that the handset will ship with a Exynos 9810 for the international variant and Snapdragon 845 for the U.S., Android 8.0 Oreo, and a repositioned fingerprint sensor on the back. Other rumored features include a 12MP dual-camera setup, an 8MP front-facing camera, an iris scanner, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and a 3,100 mAh battery.