At MWC 2018 Samsung unpacked their new Galaxy S series handset the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Unique thing about the S9 is the advanced rear camera with f/1.5 ~ f/2.4 variable aperture for night shots / day shots.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with single camera setup whereas the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is using dual camera setup. Inside the hood the S9 is powered by Snapdragon 845 processor / Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810.

Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ specifications

The S9 / S9+ will come in single / dual hybrid SIM slot options. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU, however in India, like always, the S9 / S9+ will be Samsung Exynos 9 9810 octa core powered with Mali G72MP18 GPU.

The S9 features a 5.8 inch super AMOLED Infinity screen with 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution also protected with Corning Gorilla glass 5. On the S9+ you will get a bigger 6.2 inch screen with same display features as on the S9.

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be packed with 4GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage options, plus micro SD card support. On the S9+ it will be 6GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage. Android Oreo runs out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Galaxy S9 / S9+ is water and dust resistant IP68 certified, supports Dolby ATMOS and comes with stereo speakers tuned by AKG. As for the sensors since this is a premium handset you can expect lot of sensors, including the common ones.

The S9 is loaded with 12MP dual pixel rear camera with f/1.5 ~ f/2.4 variable aperture, supports Slo-Mo, comes with LED flash support. On the S9+ there is 12MP (f/1.5 ~ f/2.4) variable aperture + 12MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. S9+ can shoot 960 fps super slo-mo videos. Front camera is a 8MP shooter also Auto Focus with f/1.7 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Other features are 4G, VoLTE, GPS, Dual band Wi-Fi, NFC, MST, Bluetooth 5. On the Galaxy S9 there is a 3000 mAh non-removable battery whereas on the S9+ there is a 3500 mAh non-removable battery. Both the handsets support fast charging / wireless fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S9 is priced at $719 (approx Rs. 46K) and S9+ is priced at $839 (approx Rs. 54K).

Pre-ordering has already started in India, you can check that on Samsung Online Store.

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  1. Samsung has done gud job with the camera. f1.4 variable aperture sounds gud on paper . Let’s see how it compares with pixel 2XL. Just saw some raw footage on YouTube and camera takes some really gud clicks and visa.!!

  2. Samsung has done gud job with the camera. f1.4 variable aperture sounds gud on paper . Let’s see how it compares with pixel 2XL. Just saw some raw footage on YouTube and camera takes some really gud clicks and visa.!!

  3. Price will be around 60k , due to GST on mobiles which is 20%.
    Not a major upgrade over S8 , Still Samsung lovers will buy it…..

  4. Price will be around 60k , due to GST on mobiles which is 20%.
    Not a major upgrade over S8 , Still Samsung lovers will buy it…..

  5. This is not the pricing for India but for US. India pricing will be S9 (Rs56000/-) & S9+ (67000)

  6. Why always double standard with Indians sansung? Do you think we all have money via corrupt practices?

        1. Right guess bro.Even if we pay higher we get second rated dull processors which is no match to the international version gets.

          So if you want samsung buy from amazon international store or scquire from usa, that spend will be justified. I get annoyed with my S5 behaving like python.

    1. Nothing like Nailed it here. Go see videos by MKBHD, you will see they have rip-offed all Apple features in this one. Only good thing Camera with variable aperture other than that everything thing is same as S8.
      Better wait for Note 9.

      1. Sorry brother, Samsung has not copied all Apple, I mean a Notch. & still you can use 3.5 mm audio jack & fingerprint sensor. Also there is no bad in copying good things. Ultimately consumer wants a complete package.

        1. Aremoji is completely copy of Animoji.
          Their Camera app is now complete copy of traditional iPhone default camera app.
          Several other UI elements are now complete copy of iOS now.

          First watch the videos of international tech portals, you will get to know yourself.
          S8 is already great phone and this S9 is using completely same built with new camera module.

          1. Watched many international videos, including MKBHD, right after I saw your comment, nobody has said they copied from iphone except animoji. Dont know which videos you are referring too. Everyone says its a great phone.

  7. This is not the pricing for India but for US. India pricing will be S9 (Rs56000/-) & S9+ (67000)

  8. Why always double standard with Indians sansung? Do you think we all have money via corrupt practices?

        1. Right guess bro.Even if we pay higher we get second rated dull processors which is no match to the international version gets.

          So if you want samsung buy from amazon international store or scquire from usa, that spend will be justified. I get annoyed with my S5 behaving like python.

    1. Nothing like Nailed it here. Go see videos by MKBHD, you will see they have rip-offed all Apple features in this one. Only good thing Camera with variable aperture other than that everything thing is same as S8.
      Better wait for Note 9.

      1. Sorry brother, Samsung has not copied all Apple, I mean a Notch. & still you can use 3.5 mm audio jack & fingerprint sensor. Also there is no bad in copying good things. Ultimately consumer wants a complete package.

        1. Aremoji is completely copy of Animoji.
          Their Camera app is now complete copy of traditional iPhone default camera app.
          Several other UI elements are now complete copy of iOS now.

          First watch the videos of international tech portals, you will get to know yourself.
          S8 is already great phone and this S9 is using completely same built with new camera module.

          1. Watched many international videos, including MKBHD, right after I saw your comment, nobody has said they copied from iphone except animoji. Dont know which videos you are referring too. Everyone says its a great phone.