Samsung has reportedly begun ordering Galaxy S9 parts in preparation for the production and manufacturing of the new smartphone that it will use to follow up this year's popular Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. While Samsung may yet have more components to order for its two new flagships, the report details the front cameras for both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, stating that the Galaxy S9+ will come with two font camera sensors that are separate from one another while the Galaxy S9 uses a single camera with two sensors that are integrated together.
Handling the front camera for the Galaxy S9 will reportedly be a company named Partron, which has manufactured a single camera module that is comprised of both an iris recognition camera and a camera used for standard photographs. The Galaxy S9+ on the other hand will be getting two separate camera sensors as stated above and although it isn't mentioned it's likely that both cameras will be the same type as those found in the integrated unit that is being built for the Galaxy S9. For the Galaxy S9+ Samsung is said to have contracted a company named Power Logics. The report also reiterates that Samsung is using a single camera on the back for the Galaxy S9 while the Galaxy S9+ will be the first Galaxy S device to come with a dual rear camera setup, though not the first device from the company altogether to have this component as that particular trait falls on Samsung's most recent Galaxy Note smartphone.
In addition to ordering parts for the front cameras on both versions of the device, Samsung is also said to have begun production on the main boards for the phones, with the first wave of those boards being manufactured by a few different companies including Korea Circuit, Daedeok GDS, Ibidem and Samsung Elecrtro-Mechanics, with all of the boards using a substrate-like PCB design. Following the part orders Samsung is said to start mass production of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as early as January with an unveiling in February, and a rumored plan to launch the phone in the following month of March, though no specific dates were actually mentioned in regards to either the announcement or launch dates.