Samsung Galaxy S9 Specification, Review & Price

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung design some of the best products in the market, the Korean manufacturer has not relented its effort, as we just witnessed the release of Samsung s9 in the first quarter of this year. This device is the successor of Samsung s8, though Samsung s8 and s9 share some similarities, nevertheless, a lot of improvement and innovations has been incorporated into the just-released Samsung s9 giving it an edge over the s8 and its plus model.
This review is not a call for you to dump your Samsung Galaxy 8 or prior models I just think the Samsung s9 spec is fantastic and worth a glance, I mean it’s hardware, software and overall design is top notch and flawless.

DESIGN|DISPLAY: The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes in four different colors to choose from, shipped with a beautiful and sleek Aluminum body, it’s water-resistant coupled with a resolution of 2960x1440 Pixels, 5.8 Inches Screen and a Super AMOLED Display, considering its Display Spec. definitely this Device is designed to deliver a perfect imaging experience.

CAMERA: Samsung Galaxy series are known to have a unique picture quality; theGalaxy S9 is not an exception as it’s packed with a 12 MP rear camera with support for HD resolution, Panorama, VDIS, OIS etc. In front is a Selfie Camera of 8 MP with support for dual video call, autofocus, timer etc.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Camera

MEMORY: This Device comes in different variant, each with a different storage capacity ranging from 64 GB, 128GB to 256 GB, The amount of Picture, Videos and other Media related content S9 could hold is determined by its variant, the device also boasts of memory extension capacity of 400GB across all variants, Gaming and Multitasking gets better with its 4GB RAM.

CONNECTIVITY| NETWORK: As expected this phone features the latest GPS, WIFI, BT, OTG & Wireless Charge technology, you can connect to the internet faster with its WCDMA & LTE Cat.18 otherwise known as 3G & 4G technologies respectively.

HARDWARE|SOFTWARE: Samsung S9 is among the first device to run the latest Android  Operating System – Oreo (Android 8.0), with a customized UI the Oreo, look even much better and secured, its hardware is powered by either Exynos or Qualcomm Chipset depending on the variant.

BATTERY: Power is another key feature of a phone; the Samsung S9 is powered by a 3000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion battery with a stand by time of about 78hrs, and a Talk Time of 28hrs when fully charged.

See Full Specification below.

RELEASE DATE   
          
February, 2018

BASIC SPEC.

Screen: 5.8 Inches
Resolution: 2960x1440 Pixels
Front Camera: 8 MP
Rear Camera: 12 MP
Network: GSM | WCDMA | LTE Cat.18 | LAA | Enhanced 4x4 MIMO/CA
Storage: 64/128/256 GB
RAM Size: 4 GB
OS: Android 8.0 | Oreo
Battery (mAh): 3000

COMPLETE SPECIFICATION

Manufacturer: Samsung
Other Name: Samsung Galaxy S9
Body Color: Lilac Purple | Mid-Night Black | Titanium Gray | Coral Blue
Weight (g): 163g
Keyboard: Touchscreen
Cover | Protection: Aluminum Frame

DISPLAY

Type:  Super AMOLED Touch Screen | Full HD+ | Quad HD+ Display
Size: 5.8 Inches
Dimension (mm):  147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
Colors: 16,000,000
Pixel Density (ppi): 570
Resolution: 2960x1440 Pixels

CONNECTIVITY|NETWORK

GSM: Yes
CDMA: Yes
2G: Yes
3G: Yes
4G: Yes
WiFi: Yes | 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | WiFi Direct | Dual Band |
Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes | 5.0 | A2DP | LE | aptX
Navigation: GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS | BDS | GALILEO
NFC: No
Infrared: No
USB OTG: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
FM Radio: Yes (USA & Canada Only)
SIM Type: Single and Dual Hybrid SIM

CAMERA

Primary: 12 MP | VDIS | Auto HDR | OIS | Auto Focus | Phase Detection | Panorama | AR Emoji | Touch Focus | Geo Tagging | Grid Lines | Motion Photos | Filters | Stamp | Timer | Panorama | LED F.
Secondary: 8 MP | LED F. | Auto Focus | Body & Face Detection | Timer | Auto HDR | Dual Video Call

PROCESSOR

Chipset Make: Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA | Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (USA & China)|
Processor Core: Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
Graphic Processor: Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA | Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China |

MEMORY

Internal Storage: 64 | 128 | 256 GB (Variant)
RAM: 4GB
Memory Slot: Yes | Up to 400GB Extension support

SENSORS

Ambient Light Sensor |Proximity | Accelerometer |Rear Finger Print | Compass | Iris Scanner | Barometer | Heart Rate | SpO2 | Gyro | HR Sensor |

SOFTWARE

Operating System:  Android 8.0 Oreo
System UI: Samsung UI

MEDIA

Audio Playback: Formats Supported include: MP3 | M4A | 3GA | AAC | OGG | OGA | WAV | WMA | AMR | AWB | FLAC | MID | MIDI | XMF | MXMF | IMY | RTTTL | RTX | OTA | APE | DSF | DFF
Video Playback: Format Supported include:  MP4 | M4V | 3GP | 3G2 | WMV | ASF | AVI | FLV | MKV | WEBM
TV Connection:
Wireless: Smart View (Miracast 1080p 30 fps, mirroring support available for devices supporting Miracast or Google Cast)
With Cable: Supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supporting video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter (DisplayPort 4K 60 fps)

SOUND

Audio Port: 3.5mm Jack
Speakers: Yes, with Stereo Speakers | Active Noise Cancellation with dedicated Mic
Alert Type: Ringtone | Vibration

MESSAGING SERVICES

Email | SMS | MMS | Push Mail | IM

ADDITIONAL FEATURE

Chrome Browser (HTML5)
Google Drive Service
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
Audio | Video | Photo Editor
Document Reader & Editor
Fast Charge (Quick Charge 2.0)
MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.265 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
ANT+ Support
Bixby Natural Language Commands and dictation
Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
Quick Type Keyboard

BATTERY

Capacity: 3000 mAh
Technology: Non -Removable Li-ion Battery | Wireless Charging compatible with WPC & PMA
Stand By: Up to 78 hrs.
Talk Time: Up to 22 hrs.
Price:  $720 - N 273, 000

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