Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Specifications, Price and Release Date

Samsung has just unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship duo at the Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain. The new devices are pioneering Samsung’s 2018 smartphone portfolio, coming with new hardware but the same old looks. Read on, as you will have a better insight of what these two new devices are all about.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Specifications, Price and Release Date

Design

Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ retain the familiar glass-sandwich design with water-proofing, aluminum frame, curved Gorilla Glasses, and most features you knew before. Samsung trimmed the screen bezels of these new devices a bit, and thus both phones have smaller footprints than their respective predecessors – talking about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

The minor changes in the new design include a well-hidden iris scanner, a properly placed fingerprint reader, and a changed grille for the bottom speaker. Watch the teaser video below.

Display

Both devices features the popular Infinity Super AMOLED screens with Quad HD resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a 5.8 inch big screen, while the Galaxy S9+ has a larger 6.2 inch screen, just like the plus version of last year.

Processor

Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will run on the latest Exynos 9810 in all parts of the world except for North America and China. The new SoC has an octa-core processor with a quartet of third-generation Mongoose cores at 2.8GHz and a quartet of Cortex-A55 at 1.7GHz. There is an 18-core Mali-G72 GPU and 4GB (S9) or 6GB (S9+) of RAM.The latest Qualcomm chipset – Snapdragon 845 – will power the duo in North America in China. It has an octa-core Kryo 385 processor, Adreno 630 GPU, and the same RAM – 4 gigs for the S9 and 6 gigs on the S9+.

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Camera

The camera is where the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ saw the biggest upgrade. The 12MP main camera on both phones is now capable of variable aperture, which means you can choose between f/1.5 and f/2.4. Other features include optical stabilization, and dual pixel phase-detect autofocus. Unfortunately, the LED flash is staying single for another year.

The selfie camera is borrowed straight from the S8, which is an 8MP camera with f/1.7 lens and autofocus. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ will exclusively have a secondary telephoto camera, the same as you will see on the Nokia 8. It is a 12MP sensor with f/2.4 lens, OIS, and dual-pixel AF.

Sound

Finally, Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will come with a premium AKG by Harman stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support. Samsung claimed those are 40% louder than the S8’s speaker.

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Battery

The batteries of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the same as that of the S8 and S8+, no updates is made here.

Operating system

The Galaxy S9 duo both runs on Android Oreo with the latest Grace UX. There us new support of AR Emojis, improved KNOX, and Intelligent Scan Security, making use of the iris scanner and face unlock at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, March

 

BODY

Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

 

DISPLAY

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  – HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA & China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA & China

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only) – To be confirmed
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)

 

MISC

Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
Price About 840 EUR

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, March

 

BODY

Dimensions 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

 

DISPLAY

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  – HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA & China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA & China

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only) – To be confirmed
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)

 

MISC

Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
Price About 990 EUR

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Release Date

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ next month, March 2018, and they will be available in the following colours; Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple.

Updated March 5, 2018

Samsung has launched its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in the Indian market. The phone will be available offline through various retailers and online through Samsung online store and Flipkart. Flipkart will be accepting pre-orders starting 14:00 IST.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Price

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ price, promotions and exact availability is yet to be announced. Kindly keep in touch with this page for future updates.

Updated March 5, 2018

Samsung is launching two variants of each device, in 64GB and 256GB capacities. The 64GB Galaxy S9 is priced at INR 57,900 ($891) and the 256GB at INR 65,900 ($1,014). The 64GB Galaxy S9+ is priced at INR 64,900 ($999) and the 256GB at INR 72,900 ($1,122).

Updated March 9, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy S9and Galaxy S9+ is now available for pre-order from the Microsoft store and get free shipping starting from March 16, 2018 till when the offer last.

The phones ship with the usual Microsoft apps preinstalled – Word, Excel and OneNote – and a few additional ones – Skype and the Microsoft Launcher.

Both phones are unlocked. You can pre-order the Galaxy S9 for $719.99 and the Galaxy S9+ for $839.99. These match the official prices and shipping dates for the United States of America.

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