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Last year Samsung set a new standard for its smartphones. With Samsung S8, the big bezel was out replaced by a larger display screen. The S9 has a similar build, with its screen is further pushed to the edges. That’s not it! Among others, features of Samsung Galaxy S9 include a lighter bezel thickness above and below the display as well.
Specs & Display
The body of the phone is 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm and the weight is 163g. The front and back side of the phone is coated in Gorilla Glass and an Aluminum Frame. This gives the phone a very premium look.
In short, the S9 and S9 Plus comes with the OLED display technology, which is regarded as a must for highest performance displays. Samsung has tried to enhance and optimize the on-screen Absolute Picture Quality and Absolute Color Accuracy. The screen is multitouch. Other than that, the display is 5.8 inches, comes with 16M colors and a 1440 x 2960 resolution display.
The phones have 12 MP primary camera. It also has phase detection feature. You can touch the screen to focus the camera. And of course, the camera can itself detect smiles and faces. The secondary camera is 8MP. You can record 1080p video at 240 frames per second.
Features of Samsung Galaxy S9
The S9 and S9 Plus will have Fingerprint as well as Iris scanner. Along with these two, you will also see features like Fast Battery Charging(Quick Charger 2.0). The S9 will have a non-removable, Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The internal memory for the phone will be 64/128/256 GB with a 4 GB RAM.
You will also see an AR Emoji feature that is very similar to the Apple’s Animoji. This feature maps your face with a 5-Megapixel selfie camera and then replicates your small facial movements on-screen.
One of the biggest issue with S8 was sound quality. Luckily, the S9 will have AKG-tuned audio. In addition, it will also support a form of Dolby Atmos. You will have two speakers with the S9, one at the bottom and the other at the top.
Now, let us focus on the most anticipated comparison between the Samsung S9 and iPhone X. In short, the S9 has Octa-core chip compared with the iPhone X’s hexacore chip. It will definitely boost the performance of Samsung S9. Furthermore, if you are always concerned about your battery life then Samsung S9 will be a better choice. It has 3000 mAh battery capacity whereas the iPhone has 2716 mAh. You can get a detailed comparison between the phones here. But wait! Before doing so, why not see the price of the S9 and S9 Plus first?
Price of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus
US buyers can get the S9 phones at a lower price than other places on Earth. The launch price of S9 and S9 Plus is respectively, $750 and $850. However, US buyers will get a $30 discount on s9 and a $10 discount on s9 Plus.
Where Can you buy S9 and S9 Plus from the USA
If you choose to pick Samsung Direct delivery you will need to pay $720 for S9 and $840 for S9 Plus. You can also get the phone from T-Mobile and Verizon. However, you will see a discrepancy in their listed prices. T-Mobile will get you the phone at the launch price set by Samsung. On the other hand, Verizon will charge $800 for S9 and $940 for S9 Plus.