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Samsung Galaxy S9 Review, Specs and price

Key Specs
Screen size: 5.8-inch
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)
Dimension: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 g
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB + Micro SD Slot (up to 400 GB)
Processor: Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Ar emoji
Rear Camera: Dual Pixel 12MP
Front Camera: 8MP
4G LTE: yes
Sim: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
OS: Android 8 (Oreo)
Fingerprint sensor: Yes(Rear)
Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable

Design and Display
The Galaxy S9 retains this familiar overall look, which is hardly something to complain about when you consider that, a year on, the S8 is still one of slickest phones around. It features a 5.8-inch display AMOLED quad-HD+ panel, and even though little has changed aside from a slight bump in brightness,which is big enough, while the phone itself is perfectly sized to use in one hand.

There is curved glass on both the front and back that makes the phone comfortable to hold and allows it to be narrower than other phones with similar size screens
It also features infinite display, which gives you a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen.

Resistance
Thinking of taking a selfie under water? The galaxy s9 got you covered. The water and dust resistant capability of the s9 ensures non-stop fun no matter the condition.
Whether you’re a hiking enthusiast who hits the mountains every weekend or you just live in a bustling city, having a durable phone gives you peace of mind. You can be as adventurous as you like knowing your Galaxy S9is equipped with protection from water, dirt, and grime.

Camera
Samsung galaxy s9 as a flagship device features 12MP Dual super Speed Rear Camera, Dual Pixel AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4) and a front Camer of 8MP AF (F1.7) One interesting thing about s9 camera is the slow motion feature.
With the updated camera of the S9, 4K footage can now be recorded at 60 fps, making it a beast for videographers, especially those who want to have some control over their content via manual controls (which are also available now). But Samsung didn’t stop at 60 fps 4K video. The Galaxy S9 also shoots 240 fps at Full HD/1080p and 960 fps at 720p.

Bixby vision
We’re still not totally convinced by Bixby but the camera part, Bixby Vision, has been improved and is quickly accessible from the camera app. It can now do live translation, better place recognition and more food features such as calories and recipes. The latter will be market dependent.

Super slow motion
Furthermore, the S9 can now match Sony’s flagship Xperia phones and shoot super slow motion video at a whopping 960fps. That means 0.2 seconds in real life becomes six seconds of video and Samsung has some clever tech to make it easier to make great slow motion videos.

Hardware and processor
S9 retains the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and that chip is one of the primary reasons Samsung can boast camera improvements. The CPU as Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA. Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA & China. It features a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with micro-SD up to 400GB
It runs an operating system of Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Ar emoji
One of Samsung’s messages with the new Galaxy S9 is that it’s “Built for the Way We Communicate Today.” And while that’s a laudable goal, one of the key features behind that message — AR Emoji — doesn’t feel like it connects with the way anyone communicates now, or will want to in the future.

Battery
Samsung Galaxy s8 features a big 3000mAh battery which is charged faster using wireless charging

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Charging-wireless
It’s obviously the easiest way to power your phone. You put your phone down and it begins charging.

Fingerprint sensor
The fingerprint scanner has been moved to a more convenient location below the camera. It’s also easier to register each new finger according to Samsung with only three swipes rather than many more touches needed previously.

Price and click to purchase
Nigeria194,000-260,000 (jumia) / Nigeria190,000-262,000 (konga)
Ghana–  4000 (jumia)
Kenya59,000-64,000 (jumia)
Cameroon387,300-500,000 (jumia)

Note: phones price are not constant i.e they may change.Also country and price have different links.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Specification

Network
2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
2G CDMA 1X: Yes
3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
4G LTE: Yes 
Sim: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Available. Released 2018, March
Body
Dimension147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm 
Weight: 163 g (5.75 oz)
Keyboard touchscreen
Colour: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
Cover: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display
Screen size: 5.8 inches, 
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels, (~570 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 - HDR10 compliant
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display
Memory
Internal storage: 64GB + Micro SD Slot (up to 400 GB)
RAM:4 GB
Processor
Chipset: Exynos 9810 Octa - EMEA, Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 - USA & China
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA & China
GPU: Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA & China
Os: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Audio
Alert types; Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes
Connectivity
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
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FM radio (USA & Canada only) - To be confirmed
Camera
Primary: 12 MP Dual Pixel PDAF
Features:phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary: 8 MP autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Battery
Capacity: 3000mAh
Talk time: Up to 22 h
Standby:-
Music playback:Up to 80 h
Video playback: up to 16 h
Charging: Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
Other features 
Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML5
Java: no
Miscellaneous
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor

Price and click to purchase
Nigeria194,000-260,000 (jumia) / Nigeria190,000-262,000 (konga)
Ghana–  4000 (jumia)
Kenya59,000-64,000 (jumia)
Cameroon387,300-500,000 (jumia)

Note: phones price are not constant i.e they may change.Also country and price have different links.

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