In launching the Galaxy S series, Samsung has always come up with the basic release and the plus version. Usually, the Plus version is a little bigger, a little more expensive and is given a touch of specs higher than the basic version. Over the weekend, the Smartphone manufacturer released the new line of the Galaxy S series: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. We bring to you all you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
According to techradar, the Galaxy S9 will cost £739 or $719.99 SIM-free directly from Samsung, but exact pricing for other markets like Ghana is currently unclear. But looking at how much the S8 cost last year, we should prepare for a price around GHS 3,500 for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and GHS4000 for the S9 Plus.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Features
Just like the S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus which has looks very much like its predecessor but has only a few differences. It comes with the fingerprint scanner below the rear camera and the debut of 6.2-inch display speakers.
The device comes with a 6.2-inch display Quad HD resolution and Super AMOLED technology. Unlike what most rumours came with, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus does not come with the in-screen fingerprint scanner.
As the major selling point of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Range, the device is packed with marvelous camera abilities. The S9 Plus is the first phone in the world to come with f/1.5 aperture.. This enables you to take better pictures in poor light conditions. It can also switch to f/2.4 when there is enough light.
Just like the Note 8, Samsung has added a telephoto lens to the 9 Plus. The Galaxy S9 camera also comes with the super slow motion feature. The phone will automatically detect motion and alert users when the slow motion aspect has been recorded. Users will then be able to add background music or save slowmo videos as GIFs for easy sharing or they can also be set as a wallpaper.
The device comes with a 3,500 mAH battery which can make it last all day just like its previous version. It also supports both fast charging and wireless charging so you should not worry about getting it running when it’s down.
Key specs of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, March|
|BODY||Dimensions||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA & China
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA & China
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Internal||64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Secondary||8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only) – To be confirmed|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)|
|MISC||Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple|
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