Samsung Galaxy S9 is the 2018 flagship phone from Samsung. It is joined by the Samsung Galaxy S9+, a bigger screen model with similar specifications. The Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch Curved Super AMOLED screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio in a design that is reminiscent of its predecessor the Galaxy S8. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC or Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC, depending on the market.
Among other Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications, you will get 4GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot capable of housing up to 400GB. In terms of the connectivity, Samsung has packed 4G LTE, optional dual-SIM support, Wifi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC in the phone.
Coming to the imaging department, the phone sports a 12MP autofocus rear camera with optical image stablisation and dual aperture (f1.5/ f 2.4). The rear camera also supports super slow-mo video recordings with 960 frames per second. On the front, 8MP selfie shooter with f1.7 aperture is present.
The S9 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0 user experience. Samsung has included improved Bixby assistant as well as a new feature called AR Emojis in the phone. AR Emojis allow the consumers to create 3D animated emojis versions of themselves.
Samsung Galaxy S9 was announced on February 25. It will go on sale beginning March 16 in select markets. The pre-bookings are already open via Samsung Shop in India, whereas the pre-orders will start in the United States and UK on March 2. Samsung Galaxy S9 will retail around $720 for unlocked model.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 full specifications
|Design and display|
|Dimensions||147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm|
|Type||Curved Super AMOLED|
|Touchscreen||Yes, capacitive, multitouch|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 9810/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18/ Adreno 630|
|Processor||Exynos 9810 – 2.9GHz quad-core (Custom CPU) + 1.9GHz quad-core (Cortex-A55)
Snapdragon 845 – 2.8GHz octa-core Kryo 385 CPU
|Internal||64/ 128/ 256GB|
|MicroSD card support||Yes, upto 400GB|
|Rear LED flash||Yes, LED|
|Rear camera features||Autofocus, f1.5/ f2.4 dual-aperture, OIS|
|Front LED flash||No|
|Front camera features||Auto-focus, f1.7|
|Battery size||3000 mAh|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
|SIM card slots||1, 2 (optional)|
|SIM 1 type||Nano|
|SIM 1 support||4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G|
|SIM 2 type||Nano|
|SIM 2 support||4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G|
|USB||USB Type-C, 3.0|
|GPS support||Yes, A-GPS|
|Other satellite systems||Yes, GLONASS, Beidou|
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|User interface||Samsung UX|
|Add-on features||Bixby, AR Emojis, Knox|
|Water/ dust resistance||IP68, Yes|
|Status||Set to go on sale beginning March 16, 2018|
|Price||Starting $720 (INR 46,558)|