The Samsung Galaxy S9 was launched Feb 25, 2018 to be on store shelves March 16, 2018.
The screens are similar to the Galaxy S8 models. The Infinity Displays will nearly go from edge to edge, as well as the sharp 2960 x 1440-pixel resolution with 18.5:9 aspect ratio on both phones. Samsung should be moving the fingerprint reader beneath the camera lens. This sensor was to the right of the lens on the S8. The S9 and S9+ are expected to sport similar Super AMOLED panels at 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches, respectively.
The camera is the top new feature. The main sensor is 12-megapixels on both models. It uses a mechanical lens that can change the aperture. Its aperture swaps from f/1.5 at night, which the lowest-ever aperture on a phone, all the way up to f/2.4 during the day. The camera will switch aperture automatically depending on the time of day, but you can also change it yourself manually in the manual camera mode. The f/1.5 lens will help with low-light photography. The f/2.4 aperture will enable the S9 to have a wider depth of field.
The Galaxy S9+ should be even better, as it will include a second lens that will provide a 2x optical zoom and portrait mode-style shots like the Galaxy Note8. In addition, there is a Live Focus feature that lets you customize how much of a blur effect you want on the background. As with the Note 8, you should be able to adjust this on the fly while you shoot or after the fact.
The Galaxy S9 will offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage standard, while the S9+ will step up to 6GB with 64GB. A microSD card slot is available for expansion.
The camera video can do slow-motion video up to a hefty 960 frames per second at 720p.
Both models will have a Snapdragon 845 processor. This CPU will be up to 25 percent faster than the Snapdragon 835 chip in the Galaxy S8, it will offer several other advantages. There are 4 cores at 2.8GHz and four at 1.7GHz
The 845 processor will boast an improved image signal processor, which means the S9 and S9+ should be able to capture images more quickly, as well as possibly shoot slow-motion video at 960 frames per second. The 845 chip also enables better HDR photos, which should enable the S9 to better compete with the Google Pixel 2.
It can use photo recognition to unlock the phone as well as iris, fingerprints, pin code, or password.
|model||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9+|
|Display||5.8 inches (2960 x 1440) 570ppi||6.2 inches (2960 x 1440) 529ppi|
|Dimensions||5.8" x 2.7" x 0.3"||6.2" x 2.9" x 0.3"|
|Weight||5.8 oz||6.7 oz|
|CPU||Snapdragon 845||Snapdragon 845|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Rear Camera||12-MP Super Speed Dual Pixel (f/1.5, f/2.4)||12-MP Super Speed Dual Pixel (f/1.5, f/2.4) and 12-MP (f/2.4)|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,500 mAh|
|Audio||AKG stereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone||AKG stereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone|
|Software||Android 8.0 plus Bixby UI||Android 8.0 plus Bixby UI|