SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 PLUS FEATURES,SPECS & PRICE

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Samsung continues to lead the Android smartphone battle as many industry analysts look forward to the annual launch of the galaxy s series with keen interest. The Galaxy S9plus was released during the same period with the S9 and it contains similar features with just some little differences. This are mainly the addition of a dual rear camera and a bigger screen size to the S9.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Samsung galaxy S9 plus come with curved edges that seems to be the new standard which was first seen with the Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone. The phone comes with a 6.2-inch screen 2960 X 1440 pixels display. The smartphone comes with a 529 ppi pixel density that allows proper display of colours which Samsung is known for. The popular AMOLED display is also used for the screen technology and comes with no bezels.

 

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CAMERA

Samsung S9  plus comes with the dual camera featured on several new smartphones which comes with 2X optical zoom which gives the major difference in the camera of S9 and S9 plus. The phone features a dual 12MP camera with the first camera featuring dual aperture f/1.5, f/2. The other camera features another  12MP with f/2.4 aperture excellent for low light conditions. This also brings the best technology to capture both moving and still pictures.

The front camera features an 8MP camera with the AR emoji feature that allows users to create 3D emoji character based on your likeness.

 

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PHONE SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

The S9 plus runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo with the customized Experience which gives users the unique Samsung experience. There are two types of Octa core processors depending on the region, the first version is the Samsung’s  Exynos 9810 SoC alongside a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU.

This is usually shipped to Europe and Africa while the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845, as well as an Adreno 630 GPU, shipped to China and China.  S9 plus as the name suggests has extra ram of 6GB and 128storage compared to S9 released. There is also a memory card slot which can be expandable to 200GB.

 

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BATTERY

The S9 plus also comes with a larger battery capacity than S9 as it stands at 3,500mAh Lithium-ion non-removable battery. The battery supports wireless charging and can be charged through the USB Type-C port and its quick charge technology.  The Samsung S9 plus supports major connectivity options like Bluetooth, 3g, and 4g LTE options

SPECIFICATION

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 (Exynos 9810)- EMEA CPU
  • Octa-core 4 x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845) – USA & China
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA, Adreno 630 – USA & China
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
  • Dimension: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM
  • Display: 6.2-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2960 X 1440 pixels (529 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP camera, 2160p Video@60fps, 1080p Video@60fps, 720p Video@960fps
  • Rear Camera Features: f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, phase detection, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, 2X digital zoom
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1440p Video@30fps
  • Built-in Storage: Yes, 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 200GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –
  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE aptX
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB Type-C 3.1
  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –
  • Entertainment
  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 5mm Jack: Yes
  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes
  • Sensors & Control
  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: Yes
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Bixby
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes
  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was launched in March 2018 and can be purchased in major stores in Nigeria. The phone is currently priced at N320,000 which is slightly cheaper than the price initially sold at which was N440,000. The Samsung Galaxy S9 plus is available on Jumia, Slot, and Konga.

 

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