The Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+: Australian Price, Specs And Release Date

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We're on the ground on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, where Samsung just released the full details of its next flagship smartphones - the Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+.

We'll be covering the phones in more depth throughout the day, but for now - here are the basics, folks. How much it will cost you, and what it is made of.

The S9 will be available in Australia for $1,199 (64GB) and $1,349 (256GB). The S9+ will be available in Australia for $1,349 (64GB) and $1,499 (256GB).

Pre-orders open today February 26), with the phones officially releasing on March 16.

You'll be able to pick up the S9 and S9+ 64GB model in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and the new "hero" colour, Lilac Purple (Pantone colour of the year, no less).

The S9 and S9+ 256GB will be available everywhere in Midnight Black at launch, while the S9 and S9+ 256GB in Lilac Purple and Coral Blue will only be available at Samsung Online and Samsung Retail Stores.

Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9+
Operating System Android 8 (Oreo) Android 8 (Oreo)
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (570ppi) 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (529ppi)
Body 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g, IP68 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP689
Camera Rear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4) Front: 8MP AF (F1.7) Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS - 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) 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 64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Slot (upto 400 GB) 6GB RAM 64GB/128GB/256GB + Micro SD Slot (upto 400GB)11
Sim Card Single SIM: Nano SIM Single SIM: Nano SIM
Battery 3,000mAh, Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0, Fast Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA 3,500mAh, Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0, Fast Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Network Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18 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) 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)
Payment NFC, MST NFC, MST
Sensors Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor 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 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

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 MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

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