With the Samsung Galaxy S9 set for release the same day as its unveiling on February 25th, 2018, Galaxy fans looking to snag the phone on Day One might just get it a little earlier than expected. Usually, when cell phone manufacturers reveal their latest offerings it takes about a week or two for orders to start shipping with pre-ordering beginning the moment the phone is revealed to the world.
With previous phones in the Galaxy series hitting pretty much every major cellular network in the United States, it is safe to assume that the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ will be launching on networks like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon with the option to buy the phone unlocked to use on any carrier.
Packed with brand new features and a camera that redefines taking photos and videos from a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ will be the company’s shining achievement as they usher in this new suite of phones. Notably, the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ will reportedly feature a dual-lens camera that can shoot up to 1,000 fps providing owners the options to record “Super Slo Motion” video, as teased in their latest promo for the phone.
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Release Date & Price:
Announcement: Samsung S9/S9+ Launch Day
Release Date: February 25, 2018
Price: $850 (estimated)
Carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
In a first for the South Korean tech giant, the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ will launch as soon as the device is announced at the World Mobile Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. After the phone is properly unveiled to the world, Samsung will be accepting pre-orders for the phone through their official website and phone carriers will follow suit when pre-orders go live.
While we don’t have a definite price for the phone yet, it looks like the phones will stay in between the $720 to $840 range of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. If anything, we could possibly see the company take a cue from Apple’s book and charge a little extra for the Plus edition of the S9.
Galaxy S9 Pre-Order:
Please note: we will update the links below as they become availble.
- Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ from Samsung
- Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ from AT&T
- Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ from T-Mobile
- Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ from Sprint
- Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ from Verizon
Samsung Galaxy S9 Features:
Galaxy fans can also rejoice as Samsung has finally listened to the cries of Galaxy S8 owners and moved the fingerprint scanner to the back of the device. Also revealed in the leaked photo is that the phone would remain water and dust resistant, would still allow wireless charging and that the phone would retain the iris scanner from the Galaxy S8. Apparently, Samsung has been trying to keep up with Apple and the Iris Scanner found in the S9 and S9+ would have “deep facial recognition”, although this could be a feature kept for just the S9+.
Taking cues from Apple’s recent “Animoji” released on the recent iPhone X, Samsung looks to be debuting a similar feature in the S9 suite of phones. With what looks to be 3D facial animated emojis, the S9 will be able to record your facial expressions and animated them onto a 3D emoji of your choosing. No word if this is exclusive to the S9+ or not but it looks like it is making its way to the S9 as well thanks to some recent promos put out by the company.
Also receiving a significant upgrade is the phone’s camera which will feature a first for smartphones, a 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4) which has the biggest aperture for a camera on a phone. This robust dual lens camera will allow users to snap and shoot amazing photos/videos straight from their smartphone and allows for a “Super Slow Motion” mode which slows down videos incredibly smooth!