On February 25, Samsung announced their latest smartphone in the popular S series. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched on March 16, and as you might imagine, there is plenty of buzz surrounding the devices. So we have compiled a list of the most popular questions trending on the Internet to supply you with the information you need to help you decide if a new S9 or S9+ is right for you.
When is the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S9?
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be released on Friday, March 16, with online pre-orders beginning on Friday, March 2. Stay current with the latest news and updates at verizonwireless.com.
What are the storage options for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+?
Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with 64GB of storage. You can also expand your storage by over 6x with a 400GB MicroSD card (sold separately).
Does the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ have wireless charging?
Yes, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are compatible with Fast Wireless Chargers (sold separately). A built-in fast charging feature will let you charge the battery faster while the device or its screen is turned off.
Do the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have an edge-to-edge screen display?
Yes, the Infinity Display enhances your entertainment experience with Samsung’s most immersive edge-to-edge screen yet. Measured diagonally, the S9 screen size is 5.8 inches in the full rectangle and 5.7 inches accounting for the rounded corners. The S9+ is 6.2 inches measured diagonally in the full rectangle and 6.1 inches accounting for the rounded corners. And the Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display offers a vivid contrast with cinematic detail.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ waterproof?
Both devices are water and dust resistant. With an IP68 rating, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ withstand splashes, spills, and rain and stand up to dust, dirt and sand. They are water resistant in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry after wet.
Where is the home button on the Galaxy S9 and S9+?
The home button is available onscreen instead of as a physical button with both the Galaxy S9 and S9+. If your home button disappears (from app or function use), simply swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen to restore. The home, back and recent apps buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen, with the home button always remaining in the middle.
What’s new about the camera in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+?
There is plenty to be excited about with the cameras in the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both phones feature 960 frames per second super slow-mo, capturing up to four times as many frames per second.* Use Pro Mode to manually adjust camera settings so that every shot looks professional. And Dual Pixel 2.0 lets you capture multiple photos in a shot to create one final image. The S9+ delivers clear, crisp photos even at a distance with the Clear Zoom feature. And the Live Focus mode adjusts background blur to better capture your subject. Plus, you can shoot in 4K Ultra High Definition for vibrant, stunning videos.
How long does the battery last on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+?
The Galaxy S9 has a fast-charging 3000 mAh non-removable battery with Adaptive Fast Charging Support. It will last for up to 31 hours of talk time. It can last for up to 326 hours of standby time if Always ON Display is turned OFF, and up to 82 hours if AOD is turned on. The Galaxy S9+ has a fast-charging 3500 mAh non-removable battery with Adaptive Fast Charging Support. It will last up to 35 hours of talk time. It can last for up to 342 hours of standby time if Always ON Display is turned OFF, and up to 96 hours if AOD is turned on.
What colors are available for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+?
Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are available in three colors to choose from: midnight black, coral blue and lilac purple. The coral blue shade was first introduced on the Galaxy Note 7, and made available on the S7 Edge and S8. And though there have been purple Galaxy phones before, this is the first time the lilac hue has been made available to this line of smartphone.
Do the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with a messaging app?
Yes, both smartphones come with two messaging apps. The Samsung default messaging app is at the bottom of the home screen. You can also use the Verizon Messages app.