The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the upgraded version of the Galaxy S9, although both smartphones were released at the same time but the features and specifications of this device is more sophisticated than the other and the name of this device also suggests that.

As a higher version one would expect everything about this device to be completely different from the standard version but it’s not, they share some similarities, for example, this smartphone also features a the hardware chipset that comes in different specs as we would find with the S9. The EMEA have their own hardware specifications while USA and China have their own chipset specifications.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Price and Availability in Nigeria

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price in Nigeria is 125,000 to 193,000 Naira. This is due to the fact that there are different variant of these device with different memory capacity, these variants are 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 6GB +256GB. The most expensive variant is the one with a biggest RAM and ROM (6GB/256GB). Please be informed that the price of this device may vary depending on your location and the rate of Foreign Exchange.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was released in March 2018; it’s available at mobile phone stores across the country. It is also available online at any of the leading online retail stores. Online purchase is usually stress free and at your convenience, you can place your order and as soon as it is confirmed the device will be delivered to you within few working days.

Design

The smartphone comes with a premium body design, it has a larger screen when compared to the standard version but aside this screen it is difficult to tell the difference because of their similarities. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is built with glass and aluminum frame. On the rear there are two cameras, LED flash and fingerprint scanner. The two cameras along with the fingerprint scanner are arranged vertically. The screen has curved edges, there are two cameras located at the top of the screen

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This smartphone weighs 189 grams with dimension of 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, it supports the use of both single or hybrid dual Nano-SIM and it is IP68 certified meaning it is both dust and water resistant. It is a 4G LTE device so it downloads and uploads with optimum speed.

Display

This device features a Super AMOLED display measuring 6.2 inch with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, the display supports HDR10, it has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 84.2%, 529 PPI display density. The screen is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There is an Always On feature showing date and time and 3D Touch home button.

Camera Setup

There is a dual camera on the rear, the main one is a 12MP wide camera with an aperture of f/1.5 and 2.4, and this is the same camera we have with the S9. This camera comes with several amazing features such as AI integration and lots more; it also comes with Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS. There is another 12MP with f/2.4 aperture; this is a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. The LED flash attached to these cameras help with lighting, these two cameras features Panorama, auto-HDR etc. It can record 4k videos at 30fps/60fps, 1080p videos at 30/60/240fps, 720p videos at 960fps, HDR etc

The selfie cameras at the front features an 8MP with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 2MP dedicated Iris scanner camera. The camera features dual video call and auto HDR, it comes with the AR Emoji feature that creates a 3D emoji character. It can record videos at 1440p video at 30fps.

Software

The operating system running on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is Android 8 Oreo together with One UI 2.5 user interface. This android 8 Oreo is upgradable to Android 10. The memory capacity of the smartphone varies; the RAM is either 4GB or 6GB while the ROM is 64GB, 128GB or 256GB. There is a slot for memory card so irrespective of the variant you purchase the in-built storage capacity can be expanded.

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Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has two versions of chipset, there is one with Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845, CPU Octa-core, GPU Adreno 630 and another with Exynos 9810, CPU Octa-core, GPU Mali-G72 MP18. The first version ships to USA and China while the latter version ships to Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Powering the smartphone is a 3,500 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery. It comes with fast charging of 15W and Quick charge of 2.0.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus main Features and Specs

• 6.2 inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 PPI)
• Fingerprint scanner (rear)
• Back Cameras – Dual 12 / 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 / 256GB ROM (Read-Only Memory)
• Supports 4G LTE
• 3500 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery, 15W fast charging
• Octa-core Exynos 9611 (EMEA), Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 (USA & China)
• Dust and Water Resistant (IP68 certification)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Complete Specs & Features

Dimensions 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
Body Glass front, Glass back, Aluminum frame
Weight 189 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 Dual 12MP, 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 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels
Screen To Body Ratio 84.2%
Pixel Density 529 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Platform
Operating System Android 8 Oreo, upgradable to Android 10,One UI 2.5
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
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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 3500 mAh, non-removable (13.48 Wh)
15W Fast charging
2.0 Quick Charge
Qi/PMA wireless charging – market dependent

 

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