Samsung Galaxy S9

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Announced:
Feb 25, 2018
Status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 16, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.36 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Colors:

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, ANT+

Shopping information

MSRP:

$ 720

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G960U

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S9

SM-G960F International version

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 9810

Processor:

Octa-core, 2900 MHz, Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18

Samsung Galaxy S9

SM-G960F/DS with Dual SIM

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 9810

Processor:

Octa-core, 2900 MHz, Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

Samsung Galaxy S9

with 256 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

256GB

MSRP:

$ 820

Samsung Galaxy S9

with 128 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

128GB

MSRP:

$ 770

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • High pixel density screen (568 PPI)

Description

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the company's flagship smartphone for 2018. As such, it comes with a top-notch specs sheet and a design to match. The phone adopts the near-bezelless construction and Infinity Display design of its predecessor, adding a couple of new colors to the mix. Key stand-out features include the upgraded camera with variable aperture, 960fps super slow-motion videos, and AR emoji. In addition, the Galaxy S9 brings stereo speakers and a fingerprint scanner placed below the camera.

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