Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship duo in Barcelona. The new devices are the first Samsung’s pride in 2018 smartphone portfolio, though old looks but new with new hardware.

Both S9 and S9+ still preserves the familiar glass-sandwich design with water-proofing, aluminum frame, curved Gorilla glasses, and everything. Samsung has reduced the screen bezels a bit and thus both phones have smaller footprints than their respective predecessors – if slightly so.

The slight changes in the design include a well-hidden iris scanner, a properly placed fingerprint reader, and a changed grille for the bottom speaker.

The Infinity Super AMOLED screens are here to stay, both with Quad HD resolution. The Galaxy S9 has a 5.8″ big screen just like last year. Samsung promises even deeper blacks than before, whatever that means for an OLED screen.

The Galaxy S9 is powered by the latest Exynos 9810 in other markets leaving North America and China for the new SoC has an octa-core processor with a quartet of third-gen 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 take care of 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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See the full specs for Samsung Galaxy S9 below:

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

Network

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE
  • Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
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SIM Type and Count

  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 163 g
  • Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple

Display

  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.8 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (570 PPI)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 3D Touch (home button only)
  • Always-on display

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: Exynos 9810 Octa – EME, 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
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64/128/256 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only

Camera

  • Rear: 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: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
  • Front-facing: 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p, dual video call, Auto HDR

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Support: MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes (USA & Canada only)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 5mm jack: Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
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Connectivity

  • 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
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Miscellaneous

  • 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)
  • ANT+ support
  • Bixby natural language commands and dictation
  • Others: Photo/video editor, Document editor

Battery

  • Charging: Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Wireless Charging: Qi wireless
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: February, 2018
  • Released: March, 2018

Pricing

  • Launched Price: €840

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