Samsung Launches Galaxy S9+ with Dual Rear Cameras, 6GB RAM, 256GB ROM; Price Starts at Php52,990

Anjie lou delos Reyes
Samsung launches both the non-plus and plus variant of the Galaxy S9 today at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. We have already tackled the smaller S9 in our previous post, now, it is time to take a look with the Samsung Galaxy S9+.

Samsung Launches Galaxy S9+ with Dual Rear Cameras, 6GB RAM, 256GB ROM; Price Starts at Php52,990
Samsung Launches Galaxy S9+ with Dual Rear Cameras, 6GB RAM, 256GB ROM; Price Starts at Php52,990

As with the tradition, both the flagships share the same traits with the bigger version offers slightly better features. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has identical screen size and resolution with the Galaxy S8+, a 6.2-inch 18.5:9 Super AMOLED WQHD+ display. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection for both its front and back.

On the inside, it is powered by the same chipset found on the Galaxy S9, the Exynos 9810 octa core chip based on a 10nm FinFET process. It has two clusters subdivided into four CPUs each, one half has 2.9GHz custom CPU and the other half with 1.9GHz Cortex-A55 CPU. In terms of graphics processing unit, it comes with a whopping 18-core ARM Mali-G72 GPU. The RAM is 6GB LPDDR4, while there are three options when it comes to built-in storage - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Dual Rear Cameras and Fingerprint Sensor
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Dual Rear Cameras and Fingerprint Sensor

One of the biggest differences of the Galaxy S9 Plus over the S9 is its rear camera set-up, the former is equipped with two modules, a 12MP shooter identical to the latter plus another 12MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The second camera offers added features, one of which is the so-called Live Focus that gives users a real-time bokeh effect when framing. The video recording capabilities remain the same, that is 2160p at 30fps and 720p slow-mo at 960fps. The front-facing camera is identical with the S9 too, equipping it with an 8MP f/1.7 snapper.

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The other thing that set it apart is the battery size, it has 3,500mAh power source or 500mAh more juice over its smaller sibling's 3000mAh. Aside from the weight and size, the rest of the specs are the same with the Galaxy S9.

The 64GB and 128GB variant will be available starting on March 16 for Php52,990 and Php55,990 respectively. Meanwhile, the 256GB variant will come at a later date for Php60,990.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specs:

  • Dual Nano SIM, dual standby, supports up to 1.2Gbps LTE connectivity
  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED WQHD+ (2960x1440) Infinity display, 83.2% screen-to-body-ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, front and rear
  • IP68-certified, dust and water proof over 1.5 meters for 30 minutes
  • Dimensions: 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 189 grams
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9 on top
  • Bixby Vision 2.0
  • 2.9GHz quad core Custom CPU + 1.9GHz quad core Cortex-A55 CPU, ARM Mali-G72MP18 GPU, Samsung Exynos 9810 10nm FinFet chipset
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card, uses SIM 2 slot
  • 12MP OIS dual aperture (f/1.5 & f/2.4) + 12MP f/2.4 Dual Pixel PDAF main camera with dual-tone LED flash, 4K (2160p) video recording at 30fps, 720p slow-mo video recording at 960fps
  • 8MP f/1.7 auto focus secondary camera
  • Multimedia player
  • Dual speaker powered by AKG
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • USB Type-C v3.1
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • NFC
  • Iris + Face scanner
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
  • Sensors: fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate
  • Battery: 3500mAh Li-Po, non-removable, supports fast charging and wireless charging
  • Colors: midnight black, lilac purple, coral blue
  • Price: Php52,990 (64GB), Php55,990 (128GB), Php60,990 (256GB)

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