Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ Are Now Official – Specs, Features, Price, Availability

At the Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. While several leaks have already revealed most of the key details, now we got the final confirmation along with pricing and availability information. On the design front, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ look almost similar to the last year’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. However, the company acknowledged the misplacement of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 devices and now moved it to the bottom of the rear camera on the new Galaxy S9 devices.

Even the bottom chin on these new flagship smartphones is slightly smaller in size when compared to their predecessors. We got the dual curved glass on either side of the Aluminum frame. While the Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S9+ sports a slightly bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display. Both the devices sport Infinity display with QuadHD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and HDR support. Samsung is also using the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear of the Galaxy S9 devices.

Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9

Under the hood, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S9 devices will be limited to the U.S and China, and rest of the world will only get the Exynos 9810 powered variants. While the Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, the Galaxy S9+ offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both these devices come with hybrid SIM card slot for further expanding the storage up to 400GB.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The devices will be running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with the all-new Samsung Experience UI laid on top. Talking about the cameras, the Galaxy S9 comes only with a 12MP single camera. On the other hand, the Galaxy S9+ sports 12MP dual rear (regular + telephoto lens) cameras with dual OIS. The primary 12MP rear camera on both the devices will support all-new dual aperture mode where the user can choose between the f/1.5 or f/2.4 aperture. The devices will also support 4K video recording and 720p super slow motion at 960 fps.

Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+
OSAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display5.8" Infinity Display
Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels)resolution
Super AMOLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision
6.2" Infinity Display
Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels)resolution
Super AMOLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845 (for US & China)
Samsung Exynos 9810 (Rest of World)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (for US & China)
Samsung Exynos 9810 (Rest of World)
RAM4GB6GB
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Expandable up to 400GB
64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Expandable up to 400GB
Rear Camera12MP Single Camera
Variable Aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4)
OIS, 4K Recording, 1080p Super Slow Motion
12MP + 12MP Dual Cameras
Variable Aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4)
OIS, 4K Recording, 1080p Super Slow Motion
Front Camera8MP Single Camera8MP Single Camera
Battery3000mAh
Fast Charging & Wireless Charging Support
3500mAh
Fast Charging & Wireless Charging Support
DeX SupportYesYes
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4 G+5 GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2.4 G+5 GHz
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
IRIS ScannerYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
Dimension147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight163 grams189 grams

Both the devices come with 8MP autofocus selfie camera with f/1.7 aperture. With the Galaxy S9, Samsung is introducing new AR Emoji feature, which adds Animoji-like animations to the Bitmoji’s custom stickers. The user can create the 3D map of their face using the front-facing camera for animated emojis. These emojis can also be shared as GIFs on other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Messenger. The users also get the desktop experience with their Galaxy S9 devices by connecting it to the Samsung Dex Pad.

64GB Variant256GB VariantColors
Samsung Galaxy S9Rs. 57,900Rs. 64,900Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Samsung Galaxy S9+Rs. 65,900Rs. 72,900Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple

There are also stereo speakers on the top and bottom tuned by AKG. Both the devices are also water and dust resistant, thanks to the IP68 certification. On the battery front, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are backed by 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries respectively. Both the devices will be available for pre-orders starting Match 2nd in the U.S and the worldwide sales will begin from March 12th. Talking about the pricing, the Galaxy S9 will be costing $720, whereas the Galaxy S9+ with better configuration costs $840. The devices will be available in Lilac Blue, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue.

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