Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus Are Samsung’s First Flagship Smartphones of 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus were launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in 2018.

The phones pack some pretty and amazing features on the inside and outside; they’re classic phones that parade premium body design.

The first good news is that they both run on Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box.

 

Design

Merely looking at the devices, you’d sport the quality even if you’re not tech-savvy.

Noticeable among the differences between the two phones are the size and camera. S8 is big and has a single rear camera while S8 plus is bigger and packs two rear cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus

Both phones are made of aluminum frame and covered with glass on the back. The back houses the camera, fingerprint scanner, flashlight and Samsung logo.

Each one has its display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to prevent minor scratches. It’s also a good thing that they’re both IP68 certified, offering both dust and water resistant.

They come in various colors ranging from Midnight Black to Coral Blue to Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple.

 

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Display

On the display, the smartphones feature the 18:9 aspect ratio, dishing out a full view and full vision display.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Image
Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a large Super AMOLED screen of 5.8 inches while Samsung Galaxy S9 plus provides a larger Super AMOLED screen of 6.2 inches.

If the display is a factor you’d consider before making a buying decision, then the size is what will determine your choice because they both have the same resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. They both bring out great content in details with good color reproduction.

 

Camera

For photography, the Galaxy S9 has a rear camera of 12MP with an aperture of f/1.5 and pixel size of 1.4 µm. It’s capable of capturing 4K videos. And the front camera is 8MP for perfect selfies.

As for the Galaxy S9 plus, it has a dual 12MP rear camera with LED flash and also captures 4K videos. The first 12MP lens has a f/1.5 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size while the other 12MP lens has a f/2.4 aperture and 1 µm pixel size. The front camera is also pegged at 8MP for breathtaking selfies.

These cameras make low-light images as bright as they need to be. You’ll enjoy great and beautiful shots on either phone because they capture high-quality images and videos.

 

Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Review, Specs & Price in Nigeria

 

Processor and Memory

The Galaxy S9 & S9 plus promise a solid performance. They’re both powered by a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for optimized output. This chipset plays a major role in the multi-tasking capability of the phones. You won’t have to worry about lagging issues anymore.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Picture
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

As for the RAM, S9 is pegged at 4GB while S9 plus at 6GB. Both models are available with a varying internal memory ranging from 64GB to 128GB and 256GB.

And yes, you can expand the storage space via a Micro SDcard of up to 400GB.

 

Battery and Connectivity

Fueling the devices are 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries for Samsung S9 and Samsung S9 plus respectively. Both feature the quick charge technology support. This means that charging your phone to 100% won’t take forever.

Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0, WiFi, and 4G LTE for fast internet access. They also come with a USB Type-C for easy transfer of large files between your smartphone and other devices.

 

Amazing Features

The smartphones are designed with several interesting features. Here are some of them…

Super slow-motion video: The devices offer a slow-motion mode (super slow-mo mode), which enables you to slow down a video clip to 960 frames per second at a resolution of 720p for 0.2 seconds. This enables you to create a 6-second clip you’ll be able to share with family and friends on social media.

Intelligent scan: There’s now intelligent scan as an additional authentication mode to iris scanning, facial recognition, and fingerprint scanning. This new method combines facial and iris scanning together so that you won’t have to pick between the two when one fails.

AR Emoji: The animated emoji turns your face into an avatar that rembles you and uses your facial expressions to animate the character.

 

Price and Availability

The phones are available online on Jumia and you can place your order right away to your choice delivered to your home or preferred location within a few days.

Get them here: Samsung S9 & S9 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S9

General Features
 Announced February 2018
 Operating      System Android 8.0 Oreo
 SIM Single or (Hybrid) Dual SIM
Display
 Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen (16 million Colors)
 Size 5.8 inches
 Resolution 2960 x 1440 pixels
 Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Body
 Dimension 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm (Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Aluminum Frame Back Glass)
 Colour Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue
 Weight 163g
Connectivity
 Network 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Dual-Band, Hotspot
 GPS Yes, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, GALILEO
 USB MicroUSB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
 Bluetooth v5.0 A2DP, LE, aptX
Storage
 ROM 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB
 RAM 4GB
 Processor 2.7GHz & 1.8GHz Octa-core, Exynos 9810 Octa
 Card Slot MicroSD, Up to 400GB (SIM 2 Slot for Dual SIM Model)
 Camera
 Back 12MP, LED Flash, Auto-Focus
 Front 8MP, Auto-Focus
 Battery
 Capacity 3000mAh Li-Ion(Non-removable)
Others
 Sensors Accelerometer, Iris Scanner, Compass, SpO2, Heart Rate, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Fingerprint (back)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

General Features
 Announced February 2018
 Operating      System Android 8.0 Oreo
 SIM Single or  (Hybrid) Dual SIM
Display
 Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen (16 million Colors)
 Size 6.2 inches
 Resolution 2960 x 1440 pixels
 Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Body
 Dimension 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm – Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Aluminum Frame Back Glass
 Colour Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray
 Weight 189g
Connectivity
 Network 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Dual-Band, Hotspot
 GPS Yes, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, GALILEO
 USB MicroUSB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
 Bluetooth v5.0 A2DP, LE, aptX
Storage
 ROM 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB
 RAM 6GB
 Processor 2.7GHz & 1.8GHz Octa-core, Exynos 9810 Octa Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
 Card Slot MicroSD, Up to 400GB (SIM 2 Slot for Dual SIM Model)
 Camera
 Back Dual 12MP, LED Flash, Auto-Focus
 Front 8MP, Auto-Focus
 Battery
 Capacity 3500mAh Li-Ion (Non-removable)
Others
 Sensors Iris Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Compass, Heart Rate, SpO2, Fingerprint (back)

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