Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S9 could be among first to receive Android P, Android Q updates

SAMSUNG HAS OFFICIALLY unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+, its duo of flagships for 2018 that failed not have many suprises in store.

Given the huge amount of leakages building up to Samsung's MWC presser, news of the smartphone's upgraded dual aperture cameras, 10nm innards and ability to record 'super slo-mo' video was expected months in progress. The only surprising little bit of information, perhaps, was the Galaxy S9's pricing, with the duo of flagships going cost less than some rumours had advised.

Still, the smartphones will no doubt prove to be being among the most sought-after this year, so we've curved up everything you need to know about picking one up below.

You can also check away our Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on review.


- 148x69x8. 5mm, 163g as well as 158x74x8. 5mm, 189g
- 5. 8in / 6th. 2in QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display (570ppi as well as 529ppi)
- Samsung 10nm Exynos 9810 CPU (4x installment payments on your 7GHz, 4x 1. 9GHz)
- 4GB RAM as well as 6GB RAM
- 3, 000mAh / 3, 500mAh batteries
- 64GB as well as 128GB storage with microSD expansion up to 400GB
- Cat 18 LTE support (1. 2Gbps down load speeds)
- Rear-mounted finger print scanner, front-facing iris reader
- 12MP Dual Cote camera with OIS (f/1. 5, f/2. 4) as well as Vertical dual rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera
- Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
- USB-C, 3. 5mm headphone jack port
- Stereo speakers
- Wireless charging support
- IP68 water and dirt level of resistance
- Built-in FM radio
- Updated DeX Pad
- Midnight Black color, Titanium Gray, and Coral formations Blue, Lilac Purple variations

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The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available, as expected, from 16 March in the UK. Pre-orders are live now, and Samsung korea said those who pre-order before 7 March at 23: 59 GMT will receive their devices six days early on on the lookout for March.

 Selling price

For those looking to pick up a SIM-free device, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can be obtained to pick up from Samsung direct for? 739 and? 869, correspondingly.

Carphone Warehouse, naturally, has been quick to start out taking pre-orders for the front runner duo and is offering tariffs with EE, identity, O2, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. For the Galaxy S9, the best package we spotted was a? 49 O2 tariff with 20GB data, which comes with a? 99 in advance fee. The biggest Galaxy S9+ can be picked out up on the same deal, but will collection you back? 66 monthly.

Mobiles. co. uk is not only promising to twice the memory of your Galaxy S9 or S9+, but is also offering INQ readers a free? 25 surprise card for Pizza Express, Currys or M&S. Simply visit this link, enter your email address, and then pick out up your Galaxy S9. Mobiles is offering the smartphones on a range of deals with EE, O2 and Vodafone, and SIM-free.

Over at EE's website, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is available from? 58 monthly with an upfront expense of? 40, a deal which gets you 4GB monthly data. The Galaxy S9+ can be bought on the same 4 GIG tariff, with the month-to-month cost increasing to? sixty-eight.

O2 is taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S9, with prices starting at? 44 a month for 1 GB data with an, er? 209. 99 upfront cost. This price increases to? 49 a month for the Galaxy S9+.

Sky Portable is also offering the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Galaxy S9 can be acquired from? twenty eight per month, and data plans range from? 5 for 500MB and? 20 monthly for 10GB. These types of same tariffs are available for the Galaxy S9+, which comes with a starting price of? thirty-three per month.

Tesco Portable hasn't yet started taking pre-orders but has exposed how much the Galaxy S9 will cost. It will be available from? 47. 99 per month with 20 GB data, 5, 000 minutes and 5, 000 text messaging, even though the Galaxy S9+ will fetch? 54. 99 every month.

Three, which is chucking in 12 several weeks of Netflix free of charge, is offering the Galaxy S9 from? 40 per month with an upfront cost of? 99, a package that'll bag you 1 GB monthly data. The Galaxy S9+ is available about the same plan for? 45 every month.

Virgin has recently been quick to spread away up pre-orders. It's offering the Galaxy S9 on the 36-month contract from? thirty-one per month with no upfront cost with 1 GB data.? 34 a month will get you 3GB, while Virgin's most-expensive? forty tariff comes with 40GB data. The Galaxy S9+ is also on offer from? 36 per month.

Vodafone has kicked-off pre-orders and is recommending it is Red Extra 16GB plan, which costs? 59 each month and? 29 upfront. The Galaxy S9+, naturally, will set you back more on the same 16GB tariff.

Latest news

28/2/18: While Samsung's Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 hasn't gone exactly to plan, the firm's Galaxy S9 flagship could be among the first touch screen phone to receive Google's upcoming Android P and Android os Q updates.

So says Samsung Mobile, which has verified that new S9 and S9+ smartphones support Google's Project Treble. Announced along with Android 8. 0, this is designed to make it easier for Os to update to modern versions of Android by minimising the quantity of tweaks that need to be made. It allows manufacturers to release Android updates by simply updating the OPERATING SYSTEM framework without having to await silicon manufacturers to do additional work first.

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