Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

Here is the official spec sheet for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

 

 

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ at a special event in Barcelona today. As confirmed by numerous leaks prior to the official announcement, the new devices mostly retain the same design language of its predecessors. The most noticeable design changes are at the back of the devices in the form of a repositioned fingerprint reader and a dual camera exclusive to the Galaxy S9+.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ bring major camera improvements

The Galaxy S9 series focuses mainly on camera improvements along with the usual incremental spec upgrades. The new cameras come equipped with a Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor that can combine up to 12 frames into one high-quality image. The Galaxy S9 series also boasts a dual aperture lens for improved low-light performance, Super Slow-mo video capabilities, and AR-powered Emoji.

The new devices have stereo speakers tuned by AKG and support Dalby Atmos surround sound. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the first devices to come with the new SmartThings app that was announced at the CES 2018 in January. Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby is also improved with new AR tricks and live translation features.

As expected, the new devices also come with the usual spec upgrades. If you’re interested, you can find the official specifications of the S9 and S9+ in the table below. You can also check our hands-on impression of the new Galaxy flagships here. For more details on these phones’ specs, check out our devices section.

Update: We’ve added Samsung’s official image showing off the Galaxy S9’s specs.

 

 

  Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9+
OS Android 8 (Oreo)
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9,(529ppi) 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:97, 8 (570ppi)
Body 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g, IP68 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP689
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 OISWide-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)10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
Memory 4GB RAM64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Slot (upto 400 GB) 6GB RAM64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Slot (upto 400GB)11
SIM Card Single SIM:  Nano SIMDual SIM (Hybrid SIM): Nano SIM + Nano SIM or MicroSD slot
Battery 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0Fast 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)
Payment NFC, MST
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, passwordBiometric 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,Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

 

Check out our pictures of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

 

 

We’ve had the chance to play with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress, and so have other publications, but it will be a while before the new flagships are seen in stores so regular folks can check them out in person. Yes, the wait can be excruciating, especially when the newly announced devices are as good as the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and pictures and hands-on videos are the closest one can get. We’ve seen a few requests for putting up more Galaxy S9 pictures, so that’s exactly what we’re doing with this article.

For those who haven’t been following our Galaxy S9 coverage, Samsung’s latest flagships are packed to the brim with impressive features. The S9 and S9+ sport a rear camera with a mechanically adjustable aperture for improved photography in both low-light and bright conditions (the S9+ also gets dual rear cameras), with support for slow-motion videos at 960 frames per second. You can use the AR Emoji feature to create emojis that look and emote like you, and last but not the least, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ also come with stereo speakers. The speakers are tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos for virtual 360-degree surround sound.

The technical specs include the new Exynos 9810 chip that’s a monster when it comes to benchmarks (the US and China variants will be powered by the Snapdragon 845), 6GB of RAM on the S9+, 64/128/256GB of expandable storage, Android 8.0 Oreo, IP68 water and dust resistance, and the same displays and batteries as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Iris and facial recognition have been improved and can now be used together; the fingerprint sensor has been relocated below the rear camera and supports a new one-swipe gesture for registering fingerprints.

Our full review of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come in a few weeks; we’re trying to get it done by March 16, the official release date for the phones, so you can go in prepared if you’re thinking of buying either of the two handsets. Now, without further ado, go ahead and check out all the images of Samsung’s latest and greatest below!

 

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S9 unboxing video is literally out of this world

 

T-Mobile has a habit of posting unorthodox unboxing videos for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S handsets every year and it has come through this year as well. We saw the company unbox the Galaxy S8 under water last year with its product expert @AskDes in a cage surrounded by sharks.

The Galaxy S9 unboxing video is literally out of this world as the company has sent @AskDes to the “moon” in order to unbox Samsung’s new flagship and even share some camera samples with us.

 

Galaxy S9 unboxing video

In case the premise wasn’t already clear to you, T-Mobile hasn’t really sent anyone to the real moon, it’s just part of a clever marketing ploy from the carrier every year to showcase Samsung’s new flagship device while also promoting its brand.

So Des is on the moon with the new flagships and this Galaxy S9 unboxing video shows precisely what’s going to ship with the handset inside its retail packaging. He also walks us through some of the core functionality of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in this video.

This Galaxy S9 unboxing video itself is mildly amusing but it does offer you a glimpse inside the new flagship’s box. It’s going to be a while before proper unboxing videos of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ so this is your best bet for you to get a look inside the retail box.