Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Specs and Price Review

Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Specs and Price Review

Tech giant Samsung recently launched the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus yesterday ahead of the 2018 Mobile World Congress starting today. The phone is undoubtedly the most talked about device of the first quarter of 2018.

Furthermore, it’s the leading smartphone that was expected during the MWC2018 and it came early. However, it won’t be available for sale until March but nonetheless, the specs were made available by Samsung at the Unpacked Event. Without further ado, meet the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S9

Jumia Nigeria – Buy Now | Jumia Kenya –Buy Now | Jumia Ghana –Buy Now

Samsung Galaxy S9 Key Specs

  • 5.8-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2960 pixels (570 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) with 4GB RAM
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 (USA & China), Octa-core Exynos 9810 (EMEA)
  • 64GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 400GB
  • 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE Capability
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Wireless charging
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
  • 3, 000mAh Non-removable Li-ion battery

Samsung Galaxy S9 DESIGN

Made from Aluminium Alloy, the Galaxy S9 is truly a masterpiece. The stunning device looks like the Galaxy S8, but its rear features are not the same. The fingerprint scanner is now under the rear camera, which will be very easy to access without looking at the back.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Specs

A dual-LED flash sits right beside the rear camera, while the Samsung logo is at its usual position. Protecting the back is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the device is IP68 certified offering both dust and water resistant. Turning to the sides, it measures 8.5mm in thickness and weighs 165g overall. The S9 is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple.

DISPLAY

It has more screen to body ratio than its predecessor, boasting of an impressive 84.8%. The bottom bezel is almost totally gone, while the top bezel houses the selfie camera, ambient light sensor and speaker grille.

The 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ capacitive touchscreen boasts of a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The details on the screen should come out really great with a pixel per inch density standing at 570. Another Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen offering scratch and water resistant.

HARDWARE and SOFTWARE

Under the Galaxy S9 is the Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm with Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.7 GHz for China and US versions. While the global version houses the Exynos 9810 chip from Samsung with Octa-core processor.

It reaches a clock speed of 2.8 GHz and has the Mali-G72 MP18 graphics processor. While the China and US version has the Adreno 630 graphics processor. For multitasking, it has 4GB of RAM while for storage there are three versions (64GB/128GB/256GB). You can upgrade the space further if you want with a memory card. The Galaxy S9 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

CAMERA

The 12MP rear shooter on this device has an aperture of f/1.5 and 1.4 µm pixel size. It captures 4K resolution images and videos, the dual-LED flash beside it should bring out your photographs in a low light environment.

With the Galaxy S9, you can record videos of 2160 pixels at 60 frames per second, 1080 pixels at 60 frames per second and 720 pixels at 90 frames per second. For selfies, the 8MP front shooter has a f/1.7 aperture for stunning selfies.

BATTERY

The Galaxy S9 from Samsung is powered by a Non-Removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery. It comes with the fast charging feature and Qi wireless charging as well,

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be available for about $899 from March, that’s about (N300,000 – N320,000) in Nigeria, GH₵ 3 999 in Ghana and KSh 88,999 in Kenya.

Full Specification Of Samsung Galaxy S9

LAUNCH
・Announced: February 2018
・Status: Coming soon. March 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Type: Aluminium Alloy
・Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
・Color: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
・Weight: 163g

DISPLAY
・Type: QHD+ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.8-inch
・Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
・Pixel Density: 570 ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 83.6%

SOFTWARE
・OS: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.7 GHz
・Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Exynos 9810
・GPU: Mali-G72 MP18, Adreno 630

STORAGE
・Card slot: Yes, up to 400GB
・Internal: 64GB
・RAM: 4GB

CAMERA
・Primary: 12MP
・Secondary: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED Flash
・Front Flash: Yes

FEATURES
・Wifi: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, hall, gyroscope
・USB: 3.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Removable: No
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

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Posted by Joseph Young

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3 comments

  1. @ Joseph. Thank you for the timely information on the s9. could you please do a parallel review on the s9+ for those who want a choice? Thanks Mate. 🙂

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