Samsung launches Galaxy S9 128 GB and 256 GB in the US

Samsung launches Galaxy S9 128 GB and 256 GB in the US
Samsung just announced that it's ready to officially release upgraded variants of its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones in the US. More exactly, we're talking about S9 and S9+ versions with 128 GB and 256 GB of storage space, which will be available to pre-order starting tomorrow, May 1.  

The new Galaxy S9 and S9+ models will properly go on sale on May 18, exclusively at Samsung, so it doesn't look like any carrier has plans to sell them. The smartphones will be offered unlocked, with three color options available: Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue. Here are the new handsets' prices:

  • Galaxy S9 128 GB - $769.99
  • Galaxy S9+ 128 GB - $889.99
  • Galaxy S9 256 GB - $819.99
  • Galaxy S9+ 256 GB - $939.99

From May 1 through May 17, folks who pre-order any Galaxy S9 or S9+ will be able to get a Gear IconX (2018) for free, or a Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch for just $99.99.

Apart from the extra storage space, the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ won't differ from the 64 GB variants that have been available to buy since March (for $719.99 and $839.99, respectively). All in all, if you want to double the storage space on either Galaxy S9 smartphone, you'll be paying an extra $50 - we'd say that's pretty reasonable.  

source: Samsung

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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27 Comments

1. shawman

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

To make it more attractive, samsung needs to kill 64GB and price 128GB at the same price.

2. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

If the Note 9 comes out with 64GB at launch, I'ma hold out just in case they do this BS.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Pricing ain’t bad on these either.

8. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

It was pretty surprising to me that while everyone else is increasing the prices on their smartphones, even as much as 1000$, Samsung actually made their S9's cheaper than their S8's.

4. gamehead unregistered

Still a nope for me

9. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Why are you even here commenting this then?

14. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

How dare someone make a "comment" in the "comment" section!...

15. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Clearly he has no interest in buying a Samsung phone, for some reason, so why read and comment in an article that is literally just informing people that specific models are available now. Am i supposed to go into every single thread of phones that i'm not interested in and say:"Still a nope for me guys!"?

20. gamehead unregistered

Because I felt like commenting

24. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

Good for u. Keep hanging there... I am sure Samsung will be destroyed cuz u didn't buy a phone from them

26. gamehead unregistered

Lol? Ok

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Samsung should’ve released these 2 variants from the start.

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The S6 higher storage variants didn't sell well so they had to find a pricing strategy first

6. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

256gb S9+ still cheaper than the base model iPhone X. That's a heck of a deal.

18. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

When you can easily buy so many sd cards for the S9???? I mean seriously??? Your kind of strategy only works for phone like iphone and oneplus where there is no memory expansion slot.

22. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

But internal storage is always faster and more reliable and you STILL have the SD card slot for media. In my usage I prefer to have pictures and videos stored locally and moved to the SD card later, as in some cases, the camera app may lag while writing to the SD card and you could miss important moments. I learned this from experience. And my point was that Samsung isn't really gouging your pockets for what you get. When OEMs charge you a ridiculous price for extra storage then yeah, I agree with you but this is a fair price and you still get the option of expanding storage.

19. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It’s not.

21. gamehead unregistered

What phone isnt?

7. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Here in the UK we only had the 128GB version.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For the S9 Plus, yes.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Not bad pricing.. My 256gb card that Samsung gifted me is still going strong..

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

About time...LOL!

12. fyah_king unregistered

I'll get that 256GB to go with my 128GB SD card.:)

13. smoked_2na unregistered

Fatigue is starting to set in about just another ( Samsung S? ) variant or another ( iPhone ? ) model. Stopped paying attention after the Note 4 for Samsung and after the iPhone 4 for Apple. Just more of the same each cycle.

27. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

...and yet, here you are commenting on a Samsung article. Totally not paying attention indeed.

23. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Too bad ATT will probably not pick these up. I need a locked phone to run applications like DirecTV streaming video.

25. Medevac1

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 06, 2017

Meanwhile sales have plummeted in Korea and I suspect that will be the case in a number of regions. These phones offered marginal upgrades taken from the Note8 at exorbitant prices with limited choice of colors and storage options upon release here in the U.S. So they think they will lure people to toss another grand their way by offering this "enticement". Too little too late I'm afraid. These options should have been offered initially.

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