Samsung Galaxy S9 Overview Updated November 16, 2018

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April 2017 - November 2018


Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the successors to 2017’s top-selling smartphones. This year, though, besides repositioning the horribly placed fingerprint sensor, the overall hardware design goes unchanged. Instead, Samsung focused on improving the onboard camera(s) and software-based productivity features.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy S9+
Android Version Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen size 5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED
Resolution 2960×1440 pixels 2960×1440 pixels
PPI 570 ppi 529 ppi
Camera Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4) 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 Camera 8MP AF (F1.7) 8MP AF (F1.7)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (Exynos 9810 internationally) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (Exynos 9810 internationally)
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB 64GB/128GB/256GB
Expandable storage up to 400GB 400GB
RAM 4GB 6GB
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 3,500mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 163 g 189 g
Dimensions 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
Other features Rear-facing fingerprint sensor, iris sensor, pressure sensor,  IP68, Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0, NFC or MST payment compatibility Rear-facing fingerprint sensor, iris sensor, pressure sensor,  IP68, Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0, NFC or MST payment compatibility
Color options Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue
Carrier availability AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, others | March 16, 2018 AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, others | March 16, 2018
Base price off-contract ~$719.99 ~$839.99
In-box accessories USB-C charging cable, Fast Charging wall adapter, wired AKG headphones USB-C charging cable, Fast Charging wall adapter, wired AKG headphones

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories November 16

Samsung Good Lock app now supports nav bar customization

Changing your status bar icons on Samsung devices just got a little easier thanks to the updated Good Lock app. If you’re not a fan of the settings on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9, then you can access this further customization tool right now and begin tweaking the navigation buttons to your heart’s content without needing to root your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories November 15

Samsung promised that the month of November would deliver the company’s new One UI interface with an Android Pie beta. Now, just hours after that beta program kicked off in South Korea, Samsung is opening the floodgates for the same update in the United States. Here’s how to download Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta with One UI.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories November 13

Samsung launches beautiful ‘Ice Blue’ Galaxy S9 gradient color option

Over the past year, we’ve been seeing several manufacturers adopting gradient colors for their various smartphones, all tracing back to Huawei. Now, Samsung is debuting its first flagship gradient color with the new Galaxy S9 Ice Blue.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories November 7

Since the release of Android Pie, many devices have been brought up to date with the latest version of Android. While this has been the case for many traditional brands like OnePlus and LG, Samsung devices have been noticeably absent. Now it seems the wait will soon be over, with the first beta of Samsung’s vision for Android Pie coming this month.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories September 19

Android 9 Pie has been out for a little over a month so far, but outside of Google, OnePlus, and Essential, there haven’t been many updates. This week, we’re getting our first look at Samsung’s take on Pie on the Galaxy S9+ and, well, a whole lot has changed…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories August 20

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is already selling better than the Galaxy S9 w/ pre-orders

It’s no secret that Samsung has been struggling to get its Galaxy S9 into the hands of customers. While the company has still sold a ton of phones, the numbers were pretty disappointing compared to the company’s other devices. Now, apparently, the Galaxy Note 9 is already blowing it out of the water.

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