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    Samsung launches Galaxy S9 and S9+: specs, price, release date in the Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines - Samsung Electronics officially unveiled their next flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, February 25 (Monday in Manila time). Local launch event was also held announcing the official price and release date in the country.

    Samsung launches Galaxy S9 and S9+: specs, price, release date in the Philippines

    The Galaxy S9 and S9+ boast its advanced camera, redesigned with a new Dual Aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR Emoji.

    S9 promised an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, immersive audio with Dolby Atmos and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display – a key staple in Samsung’s design heritage.

    In addition, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung’s existing IoT services into one single, smart experience.

    Samsung sets the gold standard for smartphones with IP68 water and dust resistance and wireless charging and goes a step beyond with the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

    The devices now support expandable memory of up to 400GB with a Micro SD Card and are equipped with the latest premium application processors offering powerful performance and sophisticated image processing.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Official Introduction


    Here are Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Product Specifications:

    Item Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9+
    OS Android 8 (Oreo)
    Display 5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:91,2 (570ppi) 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:99,10 (529ppi)
    Body 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g, IP687 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP687
    Camera Rear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4) Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS
    Front: 8MP AF (F1.7) – Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4)
    – Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4)
    Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
    AP 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.7 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
    10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
    Memory 4GB RAM 6GB RAM
    64GB/128GB/256GB4 + Micro SD Slot (upto 400 GB) 64GB/128GB/256GB12 + Micro SD Slot (upto 400GB)
    SIM Card Single SIM: Nano SIM
    Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM): Nano SIM + Nano SIM or MicroSD slot
    Battery 3,000mAh
    Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0
    Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
    Network Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
    Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)5
    Payment NFC, MST
    Sensors Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
    Authentication Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
    Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition, Intelligent Scan: multimodal biometric authentication with iris scanning and face recognition
    Audio Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology,
    Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
    Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

    Pricing and availability in the Philippines

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in the Philippines starting March 16 (Friday).

    MODEL CAPACITY PRICE (SRP)
    Galaxy S9 4GB RAM + 64GB storage Php45,990
    Galaxy S9+ 6GB RAM + 64GB storage Php52,990
    Galaxy S9 Plus 6GB RAM + 128GB storage Php55,990
    Galaxy S9 Plus 6GB RAM + 256GB storage Php60,990

    It will be offered in Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and a new hue, Lilac Purple. Pre-order will run from February 27 to March 6.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ colors

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