Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone was launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9 in the MWC 2018 event in Barcelona, Spain. The Galaxy S9 Plus is a bigger version of the Galaxy S9 with a dual rear camera. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price in Nigeria, it’s full specifications and features will be all available in this article. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is more expensive than the smaller model and can do everything it does and some little additional features.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Key Specs
• 6·2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
• Exynos 9810 chipset OR Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset
• 6GB of RAM
• 64GB or 128GB or 256GB built-in storage
• 12MP + 12MP dual rear camera
• 8MP selfie camera
• Rear mounted fingerprint sensor
• 3500 mAh battery
• IP68 water and dust resistant
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has similar looks as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus still with the nice premium build and same display size. It has 6.2 inches Super AMOLED infinity display, the display has a 84.2% screen to body ratio, 1440×2960 pixels, 529 pixels per inch density and a 18·5:9 aspect ratio as before which allows you to have more screen space without being unnecessarily large. The display supports HDR10 and also 3D touch on the home button only, it has the Always on display feature which displays time & date and other useful notification.
To save power, the Super AMOLED display runs on a full HD resolution by default which you might decide to change in settings if you want to the maximum 2960 X 1440 pixels (570 ppi) and don’t care about battery.
The display offers a near-bezel-less edge to edge screen and a curved display that creates the illusion of an infinity display.
Design and Body
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the phone to protect it against scratches and easy damage. It also has a metal frame which gives the phone a premium feel when you hold it. The phone measures a body dimension of 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm and weighs 189 grams. The phone is IP68 water and dust resistant so you’ll not really need to worry about water damaging it, it can survive in 1.5 metres deep water for 30 minutes. Looking at the back of the phone, you’ll find a fingerprint sensor below the camera which secures the phone from unauthorized access. The phone also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack which most flagship tends to forget.
Processor and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus offers two different processor depending on your region. The Galaxy S9 Plus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU for those in US, China and LATAM regions while those in Europe, Middle East and Africa get an octa-core Exynos 9810 processor with Mali G72 MP18 GPU. The Exynos chipset features 4 cores clocked at 2.7 GHz and another 4 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz while the Snapdragon chipset features 4 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz and another 4 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. The both processor are built on a 10 nm fabrication process.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features 6GB RAM which ensures a smooth performance. It comes with 64GB or 128GB or 256GB internal storage. It has a shared micro SD card slot which is only available in the dual SIM model.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus a dual rear camera, the first is a 12 megapixels wide sensor which has OIS and the second camera is a 12MP telephoto sensor which brings 2x optical zoom. Another great thing, is the dual aperture technology which switches between a f/1.5 and f/2.4 as in the Galaxy S9.
Also one of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus that was showcased at the MWC 2018 event, is the slow motion capturing up to 960fps at 720p. It has a motion detector which automatically starts the recording once motion is detected. You can also record Slo-Mo at 1080p full HD, but at 240 fps. It can record 4K UHD at 30 or 60 fps and Full HD at 30 or 60 or 240 fps.
The rear camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also boasts Optical Image Stabilisation with up to 8X digital zoom. Background blur effect (a.k.a. Bokeh effect) is also baked into the camera.
On the front, we have a 8MP selfie camera for better wide angle selfies and a 2MP dedicated Iris scanner camera for biometric. The front camera supports dual video call and can record 1440p at 30 fps.
Network and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has 4G till G network in it. It supports the following LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 on the global version and LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 in the USA version. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus supports LTE cat 18, which is capable of 1200 Mbps download speed and 200 Mbps upload speeds, which means super fast browsing and streaming for your videos.
It comes with dual band WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v5, GPS, NFC and WiFi hotspot. It has USB 3.1 type C port for data transfer and charging.
Battery and Charging
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a 3500 mAh battery which is 500 mAh more than the Galaxy S9, Samsung made up for it by using a power efficient processor and introducing Quick Charge 2.0. It charges via the USB type C port and supports Qi/ PMA wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus runs on Samsung Experience UI based on Android 8 Oreo. It can be upgraded to One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 Q.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price in Nigeria starts at around 120,000 Naira depending on your location and built-in storage size you want. This price is updated as at June 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features stereo speakers tuned by AKG. Expect surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology including Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus.
You also get DeX for desktop experience support. You also get Knox for real time security monitoring and protection. Plus you can also create secure folders that will require bio metric scanning (iris scanning or fingerprint scanning) to access. It also a Bixby button.