Disguised Galaxy S9 sails through Bluetooth 5.0 certification

Samsung is due to unveil the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ later this month so it’s not surprising to see the final certifications surface. The upcoming flagships have now received their Bluetooth 5.0 certification but not under their own model numbers. They went through the certification process disguised under alternate model numbers. As some of you may already know, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ have model numbers SM-G960F and SM-G965F.

Galaxy S9 Bluetooth 5.0 certification

The Galaxy S9 duo was most recently spotted sailing through the Federal Communication Commission in the United States. That’s a crucial certification which is required before the handset can be sold in the United States.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have now received their requisite Bluetooth 5.0 certification. The fact they support the latest Bluetooth standard isn’t surprising, given that the Galaxy S8 was the first smartphone on the market with support for Bluetooth 5.0. The Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy A8 (2018) feature it as well.

The devices were disguised with alternate model numbers for the certification process – SM-G490F and SM-G495F. This is not something that Samsung has done for the first time. It has used alternate model numbers in the past as well for certification purposes. The international variants aren’t the only ones that have been certified. Variants for the US, Canada and China have been certified too.

Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 duo on February 25 in Barcelona. The handset is expected to be released by mid-March.

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