Samsung has finally unveiled their new high-end phone for 2018! It’s called the Samsung Galaxy S9. It might be the last S high-end phone from Samsung. They may change the letter structure! Let’s take a look what it gives you.
Main specs: 5.8 inch Super AMOLED Display with 1440×2960 pixel resolution screen, Corning gorilla glass 5 protection, Android 8.0 Oreo Nougat, Exynos 9810 Octa in Europe and Snapdragon 845 Chipset in USA, Octa-core processor with 4×2.8GHz Mongoose M3 and 4×1.7GHz Cortex-A55 in Europe and Octa-core 4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 and 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver in USA, Mali G-72 P18 GPU in Europe and Adreno 630 in USA, microSD support up to 400GB, 64/128/256GB models, 12MP Primary camera, 8MP secondary camera and 3000mAh non-removable battery!
The first thing that annoys me with this phone is how it still packs a rear fingerprint scanner which is too close to camera. Compared to the Galaxy S8 where the scanner was side by side with camera now they have moved it to be located under. This may be a better location. But I’m still annoyed how it doesn’t come with a rounded design. The design Samsung goes with is more annoying!
Another thing that is scary is the high price of 840 euro! Smartphones are getting super expensive these days and this is not even the premium edition! Back in Galaxy S3 days in 2012 a high-end phone used to cost around 600 euro. Sad to see how much they have raised the prices at the same time when they don’t really offer any major selling point.
This phone will come in 4 colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple! Thankfully it still comes with 3.5mm audio jack. Thanks Samsung for not going full iPhone X. You can also record video in 2160p resolution at 60 frames per second.
Another big selling point is how it’s still IP68 water resistant same as earlier years with Samsung high-end phones. It does still come with glass back that may break easy. I hope Samsung adopt metal or plastic again in the future. Because they are better materials to use on a phone! It has a pretty low weight of just 163 grams!