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Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Description

As the name implies, the Galaxy S9+ is expected to be a physically larger version of the Galaxy S9, packing a bigger screen and a bigger battery. Chances are the S9+ will be equipped with a camera very similar to the Note 8's, enabling 2X optical zoom and artistic background blur effects. Furthermore, Samsung is expected to use a next-generation system chip that is more powerful, yet more efficient than the one inside the Galaxy S8. On the outside, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is likely to look very similar to the S8 Plus - made of metal and glass curving around the edges, with minimum bezels surrounding its Infinity display. We should see the Galaxy S9+ announced alongside the Galaxy S9 in 2018's first quarter.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (8.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.21 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 68
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Purple, Blue

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 6.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 531 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 83.68 %
  • Features:
    • HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.5-F2.4
    • Optical zoom:
      • 2.0 x
    • Hardware Features:
      • Dual-camera (12-megapixel, F2.4 aperture), Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 630
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 6 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3500 mAh
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi)

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Dual speakers

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Expected Announcement:
    • 25 Feb 2018

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 11 Jan 2018
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG965U link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.36 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.79 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.04 W/kg
    • Phablet:
      • 3.94 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G965U


Alternative variants

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

Samsung Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965F)

International version

Differences from the main variant:

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 9 9810
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

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

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-G72 MP18
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 27 Dec 2017
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG965F link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.23 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.58 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.46 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.05 W/kg
    • Phablet:
      • 3.68 W/kg

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