Samsung Galaxy S9 Overview Updated December 10, 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 December 10

Samsung Galaxy S9+ December 2018 security patch begins rolling out

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is getting the latest December 2018 security patch, which is rolling out currently to Nordic Galaxy users according to SamMobile. Of course, this update is for Android Oreo, so don’t get your hopes up for an Android 9.0 Pie update for non-beta users.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories November 30

For years now, Samsung’s software has been a point of pain on its various Android smartphones. Slowly but surely, things have been getting much better, though. Now, with Samsung One UI, we’re seeing some big updates and great changes. Here are our top 5 favorite updates so far.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Stories November 29

Just two weeks after the initial rollout of Samsung’s One UI beta program, the first update is on its way. For Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users testing out the One UI beta, here’s what to expect from the first update.

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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.

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