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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ specs

Unlike 2017's Galaxy S8 and S8+, there's a bit more differentiation between the Galaxy S9 and S9+. You'll see a secondary camera on the back, plus more RAM, and of course that larger screen and battery. That gives the Galaxy S9+ a bit better value proposition at its higher price, but may leave some who want the more compact Galaxy S9 feeling hard done.

Here are the complete spec sheets for the two phones.

CategorySamsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Samsung Experience 9.0
Android 8.0 Oreo
Samsung Experience 9.0
Display5.8-inch AMOLED, 2960x1440 (18.5:9)6.2-inch AMOLED, 2960x1440 (18.5:9)
ProcessorSnapdragon 845
or 10nm 64-bit Samsung Exynos
Snapdragon 845
or 10nm 64-bit Samsung Exynos
Storage64GB64GB
ExpandablemicroSDmicroSD
RAM4GB6GB
Primary rear camera12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.412MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4
Secondary rear cameran/a12MP, OIS, f/2.4
Front camera8MP, f/1.7, auto focus8MP, f/1.7, auto focus
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO, 1.2Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
ANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass
Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO, 1.2 Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
ANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass
AudioStereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Battery3000mAh3500mAh
ChargingQuick Charge 2.0
Fast Wireless Charging
Quick Charge 2.0
Fast Wireless Charging
Water resistanceIP68IP68
SecurityFingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
Fingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
Dimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
163 g
158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
189 g
ColorsMidnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue (U.S.)
Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Slate Grey (intl)
Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue (U.S.)
Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Slate Grey (intl)

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

7 Comments
  • In they opening presentation he says "fragmentation is a thing of the past" But you make the s9 and s9+ have different features? Just dumb
  • Oh, the sweet hypocrisy.
    I really hate how the OEMs seem to force you to buy a huge phablet if you want the true flagship. What happened to the 5" factor? I'd love a 5.5" phone in a 5" body. Together with actual feature parity.
  • How's the manual photo mode compared to the Pixel 2 and LG V30?
  • My main concern is the battery life. How long will S9+ last someone who is constantly using data and making calls?
  • one or two simcard slot?
  • FM radio chip still here?
  • I don't have a problem with any of my phones battery power. I have two 26,800 battery packs at my disposal. One's an Anker & the other is Rav power. I charge them once a week. So my battery on my s8+ is never below 75%. They both are excellent & highly recommend either! There in the 50 dollar range & work great!