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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus: New Features, Specs, Release Date and Availability

Samsung has unveiled its 2018 flagship series of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Both new phones are an upgrade over the outgoing Galaxy S8 series. By first looks, the device hasn’t changed as much from the S8 when comparing the exterior, but internally, the new Galaxy S9 comes with some spectacular hardware. The tagline utilized by Samsung is “The Phone. Reimagined.” and we think it is quite adequate. Keeping in mind the technology constraints, Samsung has genuinely upgraded its already much successful Galaxy S8. What we like most is the new camera system. Keep reading to find out more about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus from Samsung.

The Galaxy S8 carried over the same camera as on its predecessor but the Galaxy S9 breaks that trend with its all new camera module. The most innovative thing with the Galaxy S9 camera is the fact that it comes equipped with variable aperture which is an industry first. Just like our eyes, the camera on the Galaxy S9 shortens or lengthens the aperture depending upon light conditions. The updates don’t stop there so for a full run-down read ahead.

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus – Technical Specifications:

Read the full technical specifications for the Galaxy S9:

Samsung Galaxy S9Technical Specifications
Dimensions147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g
NetworkEnhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
Display5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9
Processor 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.7 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
OR
10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
Memory4GB RAM
64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Slot (upto 400 GB)
OSAndroid 8 Oreo
CameraRear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
AudioStereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology,
Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Additional featuresIris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)13
Battery3000mAh

Here are the tech specs for Galaxy S9 Plus:

Samsung Galaxy S9 PlusTechnical Specifications
Dimensions158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP68
NetworkEnhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
Display6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9
Processor 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.7 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
OR
10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
Memory6GB RAM
64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Slot (upto 400 GB)
OSAndroid 8 Oreo
CameraRear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS
- Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4)
- Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4)
Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
AudioStereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology,
Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Additional featuresIris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)13
Battery3500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus – Release Date and Availability:

The new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will start arriving in stores from Friday, March 16 while pre-orders begin from March 2nd. The pricing starts at $719.99 for the Galaxy S9 and $839.99 for the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus – Introduction Video

Here is the official introduction video for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, detailing all new features:


Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus – Gallery:

Here are the official high resolution pictures of both Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

Would you be upgrading to the new Galaxy S9? Let us know in the comments!