Samsung Galaxy S9 Price in UK, Specifications, Features, Release date
The Samsung Galaxy S9 mobile features a 6.0″ (15.24 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and runs on Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3500 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 12 MP camera Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 4000 x 3000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope. So, does it have a fingerprint sensor? Yes, it does. For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. On board storage is at 64 GB with the option to expand the memory by Yes Up to 256 GB
When is the Galaxy S9 release date?
Expected release date: 25 February 2018
Predicting the Galaxy S9 release date is no longer as easy as it once was. Traditionally Samsung has launched its flagship the day before MWC, which would put its announcement on Sunday 25 February 2018.
However, in 2017 it delayed the Galaxy S8 launch until March, with the phone going on sale at the end of April. While it said it used this extra time for thorough battery testing (the earlier Note 7 was taken off sale due to battery problems), it also had the exclusive on the Snapdragon 835. By delaying its launch it prevented any other manufacturers using that chip in their flagships until after it had gone on sale.
Though we are fairly certain the Snapdragon 845 will feature in the Galaxy S9, at least in the UK, we do not yet know whether Samsung again holds the exclusive on the chip. If it does, we may see another March launch event.
In 2018 there is talk of LG announcing its rival G7 early in January at CES 2018, which Samsung may choose to copy. There are some rumours to back up this theory – Samsung began shipping OLED panels two months early in November, and the Galaxy S9 was (allegedly) first spotted on Geekbench way back in July – but the company has denied that a January unveiling is likely. (To be fair, if the G7 really is coming early we should expect the company to start revealing its features via press releases in the very near future.)
VentureBeat sources claim the phones will be on show at CES 2018. It’s usually a very reliable source, though we suspect it might merely mean that the Galaxy S9 will be seen by some people behind closed doors at CES.
How much will the Galaxy S9 cost in the UK?
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were Samsung’s most expensive S-series phones yet at £689 and £779 respectively. Part of this extra cost can be attributed to the new features, but finances following both Brexit and the Note 7 disaster have almost certainly come into play here, too.
Until this year, Samsung always kept its pricing reasonably constant, and in line with other flagship phone makers. For that reason we’d be surprised to see the price go any higher than the current RRP.
It’s always worth considering with Samsung phones that – more so than with any other manufacturer’s smartphones – SIM-free prices fall rapidly in the few months following launch.
What are the rumoured new features and specifications of the Galaxy S9?
Samsung reportedly began working on the Galaxy S9 in late March 2017, which would mean it is already six months ahead of schedule compared to where it was with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ last year. And that means more time for quality control, more time for building in new features and, hopefully, more happy customers.
Amazingly, in July 2017 an early version of the alleged Galaxy S9 was spotted in the Geekbench database – that’s some seven or eight months before we expect to see the phone announcement. A device with the model name SM-G9650 is listed with a 1.78GHz quad-core Snapdragon 845 processor and just 4GB of RAM. It scored 7371 points in the RenderScript test, which is lower than the Galaxy S8 managed in the same test. There are no performance scores.
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