Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications, price, features

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.

About Samsung

Samsung is a multinational conglomerate, based in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1938 and employs around 500,000 people globally. Samsung operates worldwide and sells everything from smartphones to televisions. Samsung Telecommunications is an arm of Samsung and includes the Mobile Communications division. It is responsible for developing and selling smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. Samsung is the biggest manufacturer of Android smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S9 in Black
Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 full specifications

Design and display
Dimensions 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm
Weight 163 grams
Form factor Slate
Screen size 5.8-inch
Resolution 2960x1440p, QHD+
Type Curved Super AMOLED
Touchscreen Yes, capacitive, multitouch
Protection glass Yes
Screen-to-body ratio 84.03%
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
USB-OTG support Yes
Rear Yes, 12-megapixel
Rear LED flash Yes, LED
Rear camera features Autofocus, f1.5/ f2.4 dual-aperture, OIS
Front Yes, 8-megapixel
Front LED flash No
Front camera features Auto-focus, f1.7
Battery size 3000 mAh
Removable No
Battery features Li-Ion
Fingerprint Yes
Heart-rate Yes
Proximity Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Compass 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
Wifi Yes, 802.11ac
Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
Infrared No
USB USB Type-C, 3.0
GPS support Yes, A-GPS
Other satellite systems Yes, GLONASS, Beidou
Port 3.5mm
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Stereo
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
User interface Samsung UX
Add-on features Bixby, AR Emojis, Knox
Water/ dust resistance IP68, Yes
Announced Yes
Status Set to go on sale beginning March 16, 2018
Price Starting $720 (INR 46,558)