Samsung Galaxy S9 Overview Updated February 25, 2020

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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 February 25

After some hints, an updated roadmap, and extensive beta program, the Android 10 update is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S9 with Germany and those on Verizon’s Xfinity network in the US first in line.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories February 18

The fall events of 2019 are behind us, and the mid-range Pixels are set to arrive sometime this Spring, and that means there are likely some phones coming up that you’re interested in! So what are you to do with all your old gear? You should trade it in, and we’ve put together all the best trade deals for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and more below…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories January 27

Android 10 heading to Galaxy S9 in February according to new update roadmap

A new Android 10 update roadmap now has the Samsung Galaxy S9 One UI 2.0 upgrade slated for a February 2020 release.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories January 16

The January 2020 security patch now rolling out for Galaxy Note 8, S9/S9+

The January 2020 security patch is now rolling out for Samsung’s former flagships the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and S9+.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories January 14

Galaxy S9/S9+ receiving new Android 10 beta update as full release edges closer

With Samsung actually beating their own estimates of when the stable Android 10 release might hit other Galaxy devices, it’s great news that the S9 and S9+ are now receiving another beta update.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories December 13, 2019

While we’ve seen the removal of the iris scanner from the 2019 Samsung flagships, the most recent Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 has added support for Google’s new Biometric API.

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