Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Announced at Mobile World Congress Dylan Duarte February 25, 2018 News, Press Release The Samsung Galaxy S9, but first let’s talk about the Note 7. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone was really well-received. So well-received that the company successfully erased the Note 7 debacle from the collective consciousness. What Note 7 debacle, you ask? Oh you don’t remember the Note 7 devices having exploding battery issues? They sent fireproof boxes for customers to return their phones in amid a complete recall (after which they destroyed all phones that hadn’t destroyed themselves). Then, when some customers refused to return their phones, they purposely took a swipe at the battery life to force those customers to send their phones in. It was just all-around good times. Of course, nobody will ever entirely forget about the whole incident, but the point is that Samsung undid the damage as much as they could with the stellar Galaxy S8. With that in mind, why would they stray far from the blueprint with the Galaxy S9? Wisely, they didn’t. The Galaxy S9 is a slightly upgraded phone crammed into the same packaging. The biggest upgrade you’ll find in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is a new and improved camera with super slow-mo, low light shooting, AR emojis, and Bixby integration. It also has a killer speakers, the SmartThings app, IP68 water and dust resistance, fast wireless charging, and yes, a headphone jack. Running on Android 8 Oreo, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ respectively boast: 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD Curved Super AMOLED screens, super speed dual pixel 12MP rear cameras (Plus offers wide telephoto lens), 8MP AF front cameras, 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor, 4GB and 6GB RAM, 64GB internal memory with MicroSD expansion up to 400GB, about a dozen sensors, and more. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now available for preoder and will be hitting store shelves on March 16, 2018. Consumers can trade in their old phone between February 25 and April 9 for $100 off plus their phone’s trade-in value. Prices start at $720 and $840, respectively. As always, prices vary depending on the different carriers. Share This With The World!