Samsung Galaxy S9 Overview Updated August 14, 2019

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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 August 14

[Update: Galaxy S10 too] August 2019 patch now rolling out to Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are part of the second wave of Samsung phones to get the August 2019 patch — after we first saw the Note 8 and Note 9 get the patch just last week.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories July 29

The Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy S9 lose official LineageOS support

In the ROM community, LineageOS is arguably still the ‘go-to’ option thanks in part to the sheer number of devices supported. That said, there is no longer support for the Google Nexus 4 or Samsung Galaxy S9 with LineageOS.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories June 12

Samsung adds standalone Night mode to Galaxy S9 camera w/ latest update

Samsung has finally added the much anticipated dedicated standalone Night mode to the Galaxy S9 with the latest OTA update.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories June 11

Samsung Galaxy S9, Tab S5e receiving June patch, Tab Active 2 gets Android Pie

Samsung is rolling out quite a few updates to its line of devices with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Tab S5e tablet receiving the June 2019 security patch. There is also some love for 2017’s Galaxy Tab Active 2, which is finally getting an update to Android Pie.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories June 7

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ get RCS support on Verizon, but there’s a catch

The rollout of RCS messaging has been dreadfully slow to date, and also fairly unpredictable. This week, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Verizon Wireless are getting RCS support.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories May 16

Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9 now receiving May 2019 security patch

For anyone with the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9, the latest May 2019 security OTA updates are rolling out.

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