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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 | MYT 2:07 PM

Samsung gets Sirim approval for two new smartphones

With Samsung's unveiling of its next generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, around the corner, the electronics giant has applied for and received Sirim's greenlight in advance. 

A check on Sirim's online certification for communication and multimedia products (e-ComM) site revealed two new mobile devices registered by Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd and approved on Feb 19. 

Although the name of the products are not explicitly mentioned, the hardware listed in the model description and device category suggests that both products are smartphones.

Now that the smartphones are registered, Samsung would be allowed to sell the new models locally, hinting that they may be entering the market soon after the launch. 

Leaked info about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ revealed that the phones will have a camera with a variable-aperture system able to switch between f/2.4 and f/1.5. 

While both will have variable-aperture camera, only the S9+ will have a second camera on the back.

The official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will take place at the Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona on Feb 25.