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Samsung Galaxy S9

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Launch

Announced 2018, February 2016, September
Status Available. Released 2018, March Available. Released 2016, September

Network

Technology GSM /CDMA/ HSPA / EVDO/LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) , CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1661, A1784
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global, USA, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A1661, A1784
4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - Global LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1661, A1784
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in) 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz) 188 g (6.63 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
Others - Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) - IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) - IP67 certified - dust and water resistant - Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes - Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density) 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Others - HDR10 compliant - 3D Touch (home button only) - Always-on display - Wide color gamut display - 3D Touch display & home button - Display Zoom

Platform

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.2
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa - EMEA Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 - USA/LATAM, China Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)

Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only No
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM 32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM

Camera

Primary 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF), OIS, LED flash Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama 1/3" sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6" sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22µm), AF, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

Sound

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack Yes No
Others - 32-bit/384kHz audio - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only) No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, reversible connector

Features

Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)
Others - 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 - Siri natural language commands and dictation - iCloud cloud service - MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player - MP4/H.264 player - Audio/video/photo editor - Document editor

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)

Misc

Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
Price group About 840 EUR About 900 EUR