Samsung fans getting excited about Galaxy S9 but they don’t know that Plus version is also coming to make it more excited for the lovers of this brand. S8 was the celebrity of the last year but the upcoming siblings are even better. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus got aluminum frame on its side while the front and back is covered with solid and thick layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to make it scratch proof and save Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus from shattering.

This device also got an IP68 certificate which means that this smartphone can stay underwater for almost 30 minutes. Samsung Galaxy S9’s design is quite alike to this version but there is a difference between the display sizes of both devices. This phone is coming with massive 6.2 inch touchscreen. Galaxy S9 Plus by Samsung got the taste of Super AMOLED display which is exclusively made for the devices of this brand.

Infinity screen is key selling point of these devices that’s why Samsung S9 Plus is also coming with that kind of setup where the resolution will be 1440 x 2960 and pixel density reached the mark of 531. Always on display is also present on the board of Galaxy S9 Plus that will keep you updated about the notifications. Next generation Snapdragon 845 chipset got the approval to come in these devices while Oreo is decorating the interior of S9 Plus. Dual camera with 12 MP sensor is placed on the back side while for the front you will see the 8 MP selfie snapper in action. 6 GB of RAM is handling Samsung Galaxy’s S9 Plus multi-tasking where internal storage of this device is 128 GB to handle all the storage needs.

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
4G bands 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), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
LAUNCH
Announced 2018, February
Status Available. Released 2018, March
BODY
Dimensions 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR10
3D Touch (home button only)
Always-on display

PLATFORM
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPU

Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China

GPU

Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China

MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps)
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
32-bit/384kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Dolby Atmos sound
Tuned by AKG
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)
Charging Fast battery charging 15W (Quick Charge 2.0)
Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
MISC
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue, Polaris Blue
Models SM-G965F, SM-G965F, SM-G965U, SM-G965W, SM-G9650, SM-G965U1, SM-G965N, SCV39, SM-G965X, SC-03K
Price

$?329.94 / €?519.95 / £?295.98 / ??29,999

TESTS
Performance Basemark OS II: 3297 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3354
Basemark X: 42134
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.537 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 80dB
Audio quality

Noise -92.6dB / Crosstalk -93.4dB

Battery life

Endurance rating 86h