Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ announced today with Quad HD+ Infinity display and dual aperture camera

Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ just announced today at MWC 2018 event in Barcelona. Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ phones have Infinity Display – an end-to-end, bezel-less screen that extends to the phone’s sides with Corning Gorilla Glass S protection. The stereo speakers is also one of the loudest speaker in Galaxy series smartphone also tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos. Both phones have the ability to create 3D model emojis using machine learning that analyze and map more than 100 facial features. These can be shared with third-party messaging platform also.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are IP68 waterproof and dust proof. They have several inbuilt sensor like Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Barometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor and Pressure Sensor. It also comes with Stereo speakers, Ultra High Quality Audio Playback – PCM: Up to 32 bits; DSD: DSD64/128. It also has 960fps Super Slow-mo video option and automatic Motion Detection with intelligent feature that detects movement in the frame and automatically begins to record. You can also add background music from one of the 35 different background music or your favorite playlist to your captured super slow-mo video.

Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications

Display

The phone sports a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 570ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels.

Platform

It is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo).

Storage

The device comes 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1 that can be expanded using microSD card.

Camera

It has a 12MP primary rear camera with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, LED Flash, 480fps super slo-mo and 12MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture.

On the front side it has 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with wide-angle lens

Connectivity

The mobile supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST with Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)

Battery and Dimensions

The mobile packs 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging

Price and availability

The Galaxy S9 is priced at $719.99 (Rs. 46590 approx.) in US. But, costs £739 (US$ 1032 / Rs. 66,795 approx.) in UK and 849 euros (US$ 1043 / Rs. 67,545 approx.) in Europe. It comes in Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Coral Blue colors.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ specifications

Display

The phone sports a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 529ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels.

Platform

It is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU and runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo).

Storage

The device comes 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1) that can also be expanded microSD card.
Camera

It has a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, 480fps super slo-mo and 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with wide-angle lens

Connectivity

The mobile supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST with Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)

Battery and Dimensions

The mobile packs 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging.

Price and availability

The Galaxy S9+ is priced at $839.99 (Rs. 54350 approx.) in US. But, costs £869 (US$ 1213 / Rs. 78545 approx.) in UK and 949 euros (US$ 1166 / Rs. 75634 approx.) in Europe. It comes in Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Coral Blue colors.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-booking begins in India

For pre-booking you have to open the Samsung Online Shop and select Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. Choose either of the mobile and click on Pre-book Now button. You will have to enter your required details and pay Rs. 2,000/- as advance payment & receive pre-book coupon. An, email & SMS will be sent to you with prices on launch day. You can apply your pre-book coupon at checkout to adjust Rs. 2,000/- from your final payable amount.

The final price of Samsung is expected to be announced at the launch event in the first week of march for India users. Flipkart has also presented a separate page 9OnFlipkart Store that shows Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will likely arrive in India soon after the announcement.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ US, UK and Europe price, pre-order details

Even, though the price of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have not been announced at the event and it will be available starting March 16th. The price of the phones are out for several markets like US, UK and Europe

For US market:

The Pre-orders will begin from March2, 2018. It will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Xfinity mobile from March 16. Users can also buy it from Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com, Amazon, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart.

S9 – $719.99 (Rs. 46,590 approx.) unlocked
S9+ – 839.99 (Rs. 54,355 approx.) unlocked

For UK market:

The Pre-orders will begin from 25th February 2018 at 18.00 GMT. Customers who pre-order before 7 March 23:59 GMT will receive their devices 7 days early on the 9th of March. It is available from Samsung.com and select retailers from March 16 with various trade-in deals

S9 – £739 (US$ 1032 / Rs. 66,795 approx.)
S9+ – £869 (US$ 1213 / Rs. 78545 approx.)

For Europe market:

The Pre-order begin from 25th February in Netherlands and France and available from March 16th in Germany. If, users orders before 15th March get € 400 trade-in value when returning old device. Orders before 8th March will receive it from a week before the official date of March 16th.

S9 – 849 euros (US$ 1043 / Rs. 67,545 approx.) in Germany, Netherlands and France
S9+ – 949 euros (US$ 1166 / Rs. 75634 approx.) in Germany, Netherlands and France
S9+ 256GB – 1,049 euros (US$ 1289/ Rs. 83,455 approx.) euros in Germany and France

The Pre-orders begins on February 25 from 18.30 in Italy. Bookings before March 7 will receive it from a week before the official date of March 16th.

S9 – 899 euros (US$ 1105 / Rs. 71,520 approx.) in Italy
S9+ – 999 euros (US$ 1228 / Rs. 79,480 approx.) in Italy

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