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Samsung launches Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Leaks, Specifications and Price

After so many leaks and rumours, Samsung has finally launched the new flagships Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in an official MWC 2018 event in Barcelona today. As the previous leaks suggest, the devices look similar and the bigger S9+ comes with a dual rear camera setup just like the Note 8 smartphone from last year. The device comes with Infinity Display which is an end-to-end bezel-less display with a fingerprint scanner moved slightly below the rear camera. The new devices are available for pre-orders in several countries starting today.

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ Price

Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple colour options. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is priced at $719.99 and the bigger S9+ is priced at $839.99 in the US and will be available starting March 16, 2018. The devices are also available for pre-order in Canada, the UK, the US and India and will be available in more regions this month.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

The Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 570ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU.

It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB inbuilt storage options (UFS 2.1) and comes with expandable storage with a microSD card up to 400GB as well. It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box and comes with single SIM and Hybrid Dual SIM options.

The Galaxy S9 features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, 480fps super slo-mo and an 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens and f/1.7 aperture.

It is backed up by a 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging. Connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST and it comes with water and dust resistant features with IP68 ratings. We also have stereo speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications

The bigger Galaxy S9+ features a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 529ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU.

It comes with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB inbuilt storage options (UFS 2.1) and comes with expandable storage with a microSD card up to 400GB as well. It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box and comes with single SIM and Hybrid Dual SIM options.

The Galaxy S9 Plus features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera having f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, LED Flash, 960fps super slo-mo along with a 12-megapixel secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and an 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens and f/1.7 aperture.

It is backed up by a 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging. Connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST and it comes with water and dust resistant features with IP68 ratings. We also have stereo speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos.

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Rumors

Galaxy S9 Render
Galaxy S9 Render

Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in 2017 with a full-screen display and a new design and then launched the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in August. The Korean-based company was expected to launch the new successors to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ called Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at CES 2018 according to a new report by @evleaks.

The device also got leaked in case renders that show the device in a new design. The device was rumoured to be showcased at January’s 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and be launched officially later. According to Evan Blass, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were codenamed Star 1 and Star 2 and will have model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965, respectively.

Galaxy S9, S9+ Leaked Renders

Galaxy S9 leaked render
Galaxy S9 leaked render

The famous leakster Evan Blass has leaked more renders from the devices in different colours that we will see at its official launch next week. The leaked renders by Evan Blass confirm the Pink and Black colour along with the Titanium Gray colour as well. the new renders are different from the previous renders because this one comes with the big “9” letter wallpaper on the displays of the device.

As per the renders, the device will come in two variants, S9 and S9 Plus (S9+), both of which will sport the same curved edge “Infinity Display”. The “plus” variant will sport a slightly larger 6.2-inch QuadHD SAMOLED display unlike the 5.8-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED display on the S9 as we have seen in the last year’s S8 and S8 Plus.

This time Samsung seems to make a slight change by adding a dual camera setup on the S9 Plus and only a single camera setup on the S9 variant. It seems that Samsung has planned to place the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone just below the camera module. The front looks way cleaner this time with minimal bezels. Samsung was previously rumored to launch its next Galaxy S series flagships Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in an official event at MWC 2018 event according to Korean media reports.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AnTuTu
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus AnTuTu

The Galaxy S9+ has scored impressive points in terms of performance comparing it with its predecessor. The Galaxy S9 has been seen by AnTuTu, with a score of 265,000 points, well above the 170,000 points obtained by the Samsung Galaxy S8, in addition, we have been able to see some of the specifications of the device via the AnTuTu listing.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ was listed at AnTuTu with model number SM-G9650 and the listing confirmed that it will have a QHD+ display with 2220 x 1080 pixels resolution and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that will carry the Snapdragon 630 GPU along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity that will be expandable via MicroSD card slot. Carlo Barlocco, the president of Samsung Italia, has also shared a Twitter video which completely emphasizes the amazing camera capabilities of the new S9 devices and 3D emoji which is expected to be an important selling point for the Galaxy S9 duo.

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