At last, the time of reckoning is here. All the rumors and speculations regarding specifications of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are being put rest by Samsung. The Korean giant has finally removed the curtains from its most awaited smartphones of 2018; Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, in a Samsung Unpacked Event at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona Spain. So, with the unveiling ceremony, we now have the list of official Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specs at our hands. From afar, both the devices look similar to its predecessors Galaxy S8/S8+. However, when you come close to these monsters called Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ you would realize that they are quite different from their little brothers.
If we see official Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specs in individuality you won’t find them to be greatly different from Galaxy S8/S8+. However, as a whole package, Galaxy S9/S9+ packs a lot of punch. Galaxy S9/S9+ both are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US Variant) and Exynos 9810 (Global Variant) Chips which are approximately 30% faster than previous Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895. Another major upgrade is the camera when compared to older Galaxy S8/S8+. With the new variable f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture camera on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the camera will take great shots in both good and poor lighting conditions. Both Galaxy S9 and S9+ will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo with all its features. On top of that, Samsung Experience 9.0 brings a new keyboard app, new Edge Lightning Effects, lock screen customizations, and few more features which are unique to Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Samsung has introduced new colors for Galaxy S9/S9+: Lilac Purple and Titanium Gray. These are in addition to the existing Midnight Black and Coral Blue.
Now let’s see the complete list of official Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specs below.
Official Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Specs (Specifications)
|Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9+|
|Display Size||5.8” QHD+ (2960×1440) sAMOLED 18.5:9||6.2” QHD+ (2960×1440) sAMOLED 18.5:9|
|Glass Type||Gorilla Glass 5||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Display Color Palette||HDR10||HDR10|
|System-on-chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810|
|Storage Capacity||64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Card slot (up to 400GB)||64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Card slot (up to 400GB)|
|Speaker System||AKG Tuned stereo speakers||AKG Tuned stereo speakers|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5mm||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Front Camera||8MP front camera with auto focus||8MP front camera with autofocus|
|Rear Camera||12MP with f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture||12MP with f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture + 12MP zoom lens f/2.4|
|Battery Capacity||3,000 mAh battery||3,500 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging||Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging|
|Biometrics||Iris, Facial, and fingerprint recognition||Iris, Facial, and fingerprint recognition|
|Water and Dust Resistance||IP68||IP68|
|Software||Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0||Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0|
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Prices
|Carrier||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9+|
|AT&T||$790.20 or $26.34 per month for 30 months ($790.20)||$915 or $30.50 per month for 30 months ($915)|
|Verizon||$800 or $33.33 per month for 24 months ($800)||$930 or $38.74 per month for 24 months ($930)|
|T-Mobile||$720 or $30 per month for 24 months ($720)||$840 or $30 per month for 24 months with a $120 down payment ($840)|
|Sprint||$792 or $33 per month for 24 months ($792)||$912 or $38 per month for 24 months ($912)|