The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are without a doubt among the top of the list in the most hyped smartphones of 2018. The phone’s leaks had been making their way onto the internet since late last year and heck, even a few leaks as soon as the S8 released which have been dismissed by now.
As promised by Samsung, Samsung has uncovered everything of the S9 and S9 Plus. As rumors stated, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus would be much more refined. These refinements include a stereo audio experience, a rear center-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup limited to the S9 and S9 Plus. That’s pretty much everything we’ve expected and heard from rumors.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus comes with the usual infinity display and in four new colors. These colors include purple, black, blue and grey. Additionally, yet again, as stated by numerous rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus’s main rear camera would come with variable aperture to allow users to take tack sharp in-focus shots or either cope with low-light conditions. This is amazing to see, even on a smartphone camera to be honest. Not only is Samsung ahead of the game on this, but it also actually allows Samsung to work on a ton of improvements internally to allow users to enjoy the amazing camera experience they’ve been touting for so long. On the video recording side of things, there 960 FPS slo-mo video recording, support for S9’s new AR Emoji experience and support for 4K video recording.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is powered by the latest and greatest SoCs out there for a smartphone. These SoCs include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 and Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 which bring a host of current technologies and upcoming technologies to further enhance the final user experience. Both chips offer blazing fast performance and should be buttery smooth at almost everything you throw at it. However, Samsung has parted ways with the smaller S9 by packing the S9 with 4GB of RAM and limiting the 6GB RAM option to the larger S9 Plus.
The battery capacity along with other simpler hardware seem to be untouched and have given room to a heavier S9 and S9 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus weigh 163g and 189g respectively. In contrast to the S8 and S8 Plus, they weighed in at 155g and 173g respectively. Interesting indeed.
Here’s a specifications sheet for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
|Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9+|
|OS||Android 8 (Oreo)|
|Display||5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:91,2 (570ppi)||6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:99,10 (529ppi)|
|Body||147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g, IP687||158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP687|
|Camera||Rear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
|Rear: 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)
|AP||10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.7 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)3
10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
64GB/128GB/256GB4 + Micro SD Slot (upto 400 GB)
64GB/128GB/256GB12 + Micro SD Slot (upto 400GB)
|SIM Card||Single SIM: Nano SIM
Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM): Nano SIM + Nano SIM or MicroSD slot
|Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|Network||Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18|
|Connectivity||Wi-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)5|
|Sensors||Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition, Intelligent Scan: multimodal biometric authentication with iris scanning and face recognition
|Audio||Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology,|
And hey, how could we forget about this leaked intro that Samsung mistakenly released early.