Samsung Galaxy S9

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.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G960U

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

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Display

Benchmarks
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

Benchmarks
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 Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks
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

Benchmarks
Rear: Single camera Camera samples
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)
Dimensions: 5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
Weight: 163.0 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

Benchmarks
Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Features: 32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share
Radio: FM
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

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
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, ANT+

Buyers information

Price: $ 720
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy S9

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

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
Price: $ 820

Samsung Galaxy S9

with 128 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 128GB
Price: $ 770

Carrier Availability

Available

Verizon Since Mar 16, 2018
AT&T Since Mar 16, 2018
Sprint Since Mar 16, 2018
U.S. Cellular Since Mar 16, 2018
Boost Mobile Since Mar 16, 2018
Xfinity Mobile Since Mar 16, 2018
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