Samsung Galaxy S9 Overview Updated May 23, 2018

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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 May 23

Samsung didn’t deliver on a ton of new things with the Galaxy S9 family, but one notable new feature was AR Emoji. The feature launched with largely negative feedback, but its one shining feature is the ability to let you pretend to be another character. Now, Samsung is continuing its Disney partnership with characters from The Incredibles.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories May 15

Samsung unveils the Sunrise Gold & Burgundy Red Galaxy S9/S9+, but they won’t reach the US

Last week Samsung quietly started selling a Burgundy Red Galaxy S9 and S9+ without any sort of announcement. Now, the South Korean company has officially announced the new color alongside a Sunrise Gold.

Augmented reality technology has gotten much more popular over the past couple of years, and with the arrival of ARCore, it’s gotten a whole lot better on Android. Now, Samsung’s latest flagships finally offer support.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories May 10

Hands-on pictures show off Samsung’s stunning ‘Burgundy Red’ Galaxy S9 and S9+

Earlier this week, Samsung quietly launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in a new color variant, “Burgundy Red.” Now, some hands-on photos are showing us just how gorgeous that color is in person…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories May 8

Samsung just released a red Galaxy S9/S9+, likely only for the Chinese market

Just like in years past, Samsung has just released a new color variant of its flagship smartphones. This time around, the South Korean company is releasing a new red Galaxy S9/S9+ colorway, but it will likely be exclusive to China.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories April 30

Samsung Galaxy S9 picks up 128GB and 256GB storage options starting May 1st

If you’re looking for the best all-around Android smartphone right now, you don’t need to look much further than Samsung’s Galaxy S9 family. The two phones are solid across the board, and today, Samsung is announcing the addition of two new storage tiers…

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