Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung Galaxy S9
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  • 5.8" 1440x2960 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 4GB RAM Exynos 9810
  • 3000mAh Li-Ion
Released 2018, March 09 163g, 8.5mm thickness Android 8.0, up to Android 10, One UI 2.5 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, microSDXC
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G960F

G960F/DS

G960U

G960W

G9600

Versions: G960F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G960F/DS (Europe, Global Dual-SIM); G960U (USA); G960W (Canada); G9600 (China, LATAM)

Network
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global, USA
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - Global
  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 - USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2018, February 25
Status Available. Released 2018, March 09
Body
Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display
Type Super AMOLED, HDR10
Size 5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
 3D Touch (home button only)
Always-on display
Platform
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5
Chipset Exynos 9810 (10 nm) - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
 UFS 2.1
Main Camera
Single 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps)
Selfie Camera
Dual 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF
2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
 32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB USB Type-C 3.1
Features
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
 ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Battery
Type Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable (11.55 Wh)
Charging Fast charging 15W
Quick Charge 2.0
Qi/PMA wireless charging - market dependent
Misc
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue
Models SM-G960F, SM-G960, SM-G960F, SM-G960U, SM-G960W, SM-G9600, SM-G960U1, SM-G960N, SCV38, SM-G960X, SC-02K
SAR 0.63 W/kg (head)     0.96 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.36 W/kg (head)     1.18 W/kg (body)    
Price $ 219.00 / £ 188.99 / € 379.00
Tests
Performance AnTuTu: 250156 (v7)
GeekBench: 8830 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 14fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.630 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -93.4dB / Crosstalk -93.9dB
Battery life Endurance rating 78h
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB 4GB RAM 128GB 4GB RAM 256GB 4GB RAM

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