Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specs and Price

samsung galaxy s9 plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone was released alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Apart from being comparatively bigger than the S9 model, The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also features a dual rear camera, is more expensive and has some other features.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Quick Specs and Features

  • 6.2-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2960 pixels (529 ppi)
  • Anddroid 8.0 (Oreo) with 6GB RAM
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 (USA & China), Octa-core Exynos 9810 (EMEA)
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 200GB
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • Wireless charging
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
  • 3, 500 mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features 6.2-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1440 X 2960 pixels (529 ppi). Pictures and the display is very crisp and clear, delivering rich and vibrant colours.

Battery and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a 3, 500mAh Li-ion battery, it has wireless charging and you could also charge through the USB Type-C port with the Quick charge technology.

Moving on to the dual camera featured on the smartphone that provides the 2X optical zoom is the only thing differentiating the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus from the Galaxy S9 smartphone. There’s also an OIS and dual aperture feature already discussed in the S9 smartphone. It features a dual 12MP with one having the dual aperture (f/1.5, f/2.4) feature same as in the S9 smartphone while the other has a f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, there is an 8MP f/1.7 camera with the AR Emoji feature that creates a 3D emoji character based on you.

Hardware and Software

The S9 and S9+ have the same hardware except for the storage and RAM size. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also has two versions of Octa-core chipset, one with Samsung’s  Exynos 9810 SoC alongside a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU and the other with Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 as well as an Adreno 630 GPU. The former ships to Europe, Middle-East and Africa while the latter to China and USA.

Moving on to the storage and memory space, there is a larger 6GB RAM and about 128GB built-in storage with support for a memory card up to 200GB. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience UI on top. You could also always make take the smartphone to landscape mode right from the home-screen and menu.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018. It started its global launch on  March 16 starting at a price of around £869 which is about 440, 000 Naira. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has launched in Nigeria as you can now buy it at leading online stores.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price in Nigeria starts at around 320,000 Naira.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 (Exynos 9810)- EMEA CPU
    Octa-core 4 x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845) – USA & China
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA, Adreno 630 – USA & China
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
  • Dimension: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2960 X 1440 pixels (529 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP camera, 2160p [email protected], 1080p [email protected], 720p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, phase detection, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, 2X digital zoom
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1440p [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: Yes, 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 200GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE aptX
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB Type-C 3.1

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: Yes
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Bixby
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yee

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

This premium offering from Samsung is one of the best phones around. What are your thoughts about it? Let us know in the comments.

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