The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a flagship smartphone; this device was launched by this mobile phone company at the MWC 2018. This device was released alongside its higher version, the Galaxy S9 Plus. This smartphone is a top mid-range smartphone with lots of fascinating features and specs. It’s the upgraded version of the Galaxy S8, although they are similar in terms of body design but their abilities are slightly different.

The device comes in three different variants in terms of memory capacity; however the Samsung Galaxy S9 offers two different hardware chipsets options for users in USA and China region and a different chipset for users in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) so even though the device is the same, but the chipset powering the same device at different regions are different.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 Price in Nigeria and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S9 price in Nigeria ranges from 110,000 to 185,000 Naira. This is because there are different variants of this device with different memory capacity. The cheapest is the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, while the most expensive is the variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. Please note that the price of this device is most controlled by the Foreign Exchange rate.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S9

Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 in 2018, it’s been available for purchase from mobile phone retail outlets across the country. You can still place your order for the device online from any of the leading online stores for the device. All the variants are available and once your order is confirmed the device will be delivered to your door step within few working days.

Design

The body design of this smartphone is similar to the previous version; it is built with both metal and glass. The body design of this device is amazing, it is sleek with a thickness of 8.5 mm, it weighs 165 grams. This is one of the lightest and yet sophisticated device, it is easy to carry about and slip into your pocket. The rear and the front is built with a Gorilla Glass 5 and an aluminum frame at the middle separating these two sides.

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On the rear is a single camera with an LED flash, while on the front is also a single camera. This device features IP68 certified meaning it is dust and water resistant and can last up to 30 minutes in a 1.5m depth of water. It’s available in single and dual Nano-SIM, its supports 4G LTE network and its colors are in Corel Blue, Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, Sunrise Gold, Burgundy Red, and Ice Blue.

Display

The device comes with a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.8 inch with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The display comes with HDR10 support for extra smoothness and an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 which give more screen space. The screen-to-body ratio is 83.6% with a display density of 570 PPI. This smartphone offers an Always On feature which displays date and time even when the screen is locked, this feature can be customized. There is 3D Touch on the home button and the display of this smartphone is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen preventing it from easy damage or scratch.

Camera Setup

Do not feel disappointed that a device of this magnitude comes with a single camera; there is more AI integration into the camera of this device more you can ever imagine. The main camera on the rear is a 12-megapixel wide camera with f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture. There is a DRAM chip mounted on the top which delivers power straight to the camera giving it a quicker processing speed and the dual aperture also improves the power of the camera switching between itself. For example, when there is much light it utilizes a smaller aperture and when there is less light is switch to the bigger aperture.

This camera has a slow motion capturing up to 960fps@720p, it can also record Slo-Mo at 1080p Full HD but at 240fps. The camera also has the ability to record videos in 4K at 30fps or 60fps, it boasts Optical Image Stabilization with up to 8X digital zoom, background blur effect which is also known as Bokeh effect.

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The front camera on the other hand features two cameras, the main shooter is an 8-megapixel wide camera with an aperture of f/1.7, while the supporting camera is a dedicated Iris scanner camera of 2-megapixel. These cameras features dual videos call, Auto-HDR and can record videos capped at 1440p at 30fps and can take amazing pictures in high quality.

Software

The Samsung Galaxy S9 operating system runs on Android 8 Oreo and its upgradable to Android 10, there is also One UI 2.5 user interface on top. The RAM of the device is 4GB or 6GB while the ROM is either 64GB or 128GB. There is a slot for a microSD card so the internal storage capacity can be expanded.

Hardware

The chipset powering the Samsung Galaxy S9 offers two different options based on your region. Samsung released two SoCs, for users in USA and China you have a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 based on 10nm, the CPU features an Octa-core and Adreno 630 for GPU. For users in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) there is an Exynos 9810 chipset based on 10nm, the CPU features an Octa-core while the GPU features a Mali-G72 MP18.

There is a 3000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery powering the Samsung Galaxy S9. This battery features a 15W fast charging support system and quick charge 2.0. It has a Qi/PMA wireless charging but this depends on your region.

Samsung Galaxy S9 main Features and Specs

• 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 PPI)
• Fingerprint scanner (rear)
• Back Cameras – Single 12 Mega Pixels
• Front Camera – Dual 8 / 2 Mega Pixels
• Operating System – Android 8 Oreo, upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.0
• 4GB / 6GB RAM (Random Access Memory)
• 64GB / 128GB ROM (Read-Only Memory)
• Supports 4G LTE
• 3000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery, 15W fast charging
• Octa-core Exynos 9611 (10 nm)
• Dust and Water Resistant (IP68 certification)

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Complete Specs & Features

Dimensions 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm
Body Glass front, Glass back, Aluminum frame
Weight 163 grams
Colors Coral Blue, Ice Blue, Titanium Gray, Sunrise Gold, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Burgundy Red.
Camera
Selfie Camera Dual, 8MP, 2MP
Selfie Camera Features Dual videos call, Auto-HDR
Rear Camera Single 12MP
Rear Camera Features LED flash, auto-HDR, (photo/panorama)
Video Resolution 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR
Display
Screen Type Super AMOLED, HDR10
Screen Size 5.8 inches
Screen Resolution 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels
Screen To Body Ratio 83.6%
Pixel Density 570 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Platform
Operating System Android 8 Oreo, upgradable to Android 10,One UI 2.0
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
GPU Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Memory
RAM 4GB, 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB, 128GB
External storage Yes
Connectivity
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / 4G LTE
2G Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
5G No
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP
Radio Yes
USB USB Type-C 3.1
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes
Other features
Sensors Iris scanner, Fingerprint (rear) accelerometer, gyro proximity, barometer, compass, heart rate, SpO2
Earphone Jack Yes
Speaker Yes
Power
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable (11.55 Wh)
15W Fast charging
2.0 Quick Charge
Qi/PMA wireless charging – market dependent

 

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