After rumours has been spread greatly online, Samsung decided to announced the two giants which are Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus that comes exclusively with almost similar specifications to that of 2017 Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.
The Galaxy S9+ is the upgraded version of the Galaxy S9, so you should expect more from the larger model.
Let’s see their Specs and price
The Galaxy S9 comes with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 5.2 inch display screen with 1440 × 2960 pixels resolution, while the Galaxy S9+ comes with 6.2 inch display screen with 1440 × 2960 pixels resolution. They have 18.5:9 aspect ratio and their screen are protected by Corning Gorilla glass screen. They supports multi-touch and 3D touch on home button only.
The Galaxy S9 has 12MP back or rear camera and 8MP frontal camera with Dual LED flash, while the Galaxy S9+ has Dual 12MP + 12MP back or rear camera with 2x optical zoom, Phase detection auto-foucus, OIS, with 8MP frontal camera and Dual LED flash. They provides clean and crisp pictures especially with the features attached, such as: Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR and panorama. With the frontal camera, you can dual video calls and they also have auto-HDR.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ supports Iris scanner that provides easier unlocking by placing the eye Iris closed to the phone. They also supports fingerprint scanner that is placed at the back; can be unlocked by placing your fingers on the ring and other sensors includes: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2.
The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM with three different memory storage: 64GB inbuilt storage, 128GB inbuilt memory storage and 256 inbuilt memory storage version. The Galaxy S9+ uses 6GB RAM with three different memory storage: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB inbuilt memory storage. Both phones external storage can be expanded up to 256GB by using a microSD.
PROCESSORS AND SOFTWARES
Galaxy S9 uses Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. The Galaxy S9+ uses Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 Chipset, Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. The both phones runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Single SIM or Dual Hybrid Nano SIM Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ still offers that curved edged design and are dust and water resistance proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. The both phones uses front and back of gorilla glass 5 with aluminum frame. The fingerprint sensor has been relocated to the back or rear, close to the camera bottom and this has provides more changes to the design of the similarities between the former S8 and S8+, and the S9 and S9+.
The both phones comes with four color options: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple. The Galaxy S9 comes with dimensions of 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm and 163 gram weight. While the upgraded version, Galaxy S9+ comes exclusively with 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm and 189 gram weight.
The both phones supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE with speed of 1200/200 Mbps. Samsung Pay uses Visa and MasterCard. The phones has loudspeakers with stereo speakers and uses 3.5mm audio jack. Galaxy S9 and S9+ supports WiFi and hotspot, 5.0 Bluetooth, GPS, MMS, Push Mail, IM, Email, SMS, NFC, ANT+ support, FM radio, 3.1 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector USB, Samsung Dex that provides desktop experience supports, photos/videos editor, document editor, BixBy natural language commands and dictation and MP3/MP4 Player.
The Galaxy S9 is powered by Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery capacity with fast charging technology (quick charge 2.0). While the larger model, Galaxy S9+ is powered by Non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery capacity with fast charging technology (quick charge 2.0).
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Samsung Galaxy S9 price has been set at £739 which is about N374,000 in Nigeria, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 price has been at £869 which is about N440,000 in Nigeria.
The Galaxy S9 released date is March 16, 2018. The phone is already available for preorder in some countries or shops.
What is the best feature the both phones possessed?
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ offers AR emoji, where the phone will create a 3D avatar by scanning your face and create a range of custom emoji for you. These emojis can be used on social media especially when chatting on Facebook messenger and WhatsApp, for example, rather than using basic emojis. This feature has knocked down iPhone X Aniemoji.
What’s your say about the features and specifications of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones?