The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now available for pre-order in the United States, South Korea, and other parts of the world.
Samsung’s latest flagship handsets look largely the same as their predecessor but pack some major internal upgrades. They even include a rear camera with a variable aperture, something which is still a rarity in smartphone cameras.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature a Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 chipset, 4/6GB RAM, 64GB storage, an IP68 certified design, USB-C connectivity, and iris scanning. The rear of the smaller Galaxy S9 houses a 12MP Super Speed DualPixel shooter with a variable aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4. The bigger Galaxy S9+ retains the same primary camera but comes with a secondary 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera sensor for 2x optical zoom and Live Focus.
With pre-orders going live today, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will start making their way to the retail stores from March 16. Most U.S. carriers have a habit of shipping the pre-orders out earlier than usual so its possible that if you pre-order the device, you might be able to get your hands on it earlier than usual.
In the United States, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now available for pre-order across all major carriers. This includes AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. You can find the handset’s pricing details on each carrier below.
AT&T will offer the Galaxy S9 for $26.34/month over 30 months under its AT&T Next plan. The bigger Galaxy S9+ will be available for $30.50 monthly installments over 30 months.
You can get the Galaxy S9 for $30/month on T-Mobile. The bigger Galaxy S9+ will require you to pay an additional $150 upfront. You can also purchase the Galaxy S9 and S9+ outright from T-Mobile for $720 and $840, respectively.
The big Red carrier will sell the Galaxy S9 for $33.33/month, while the bigger Galax S9+ will set you back by $38.74/month. The unlocked variants of the handsets are also more expensive on Verizon with a price tag of $799.99 and $929.99, respectively.
Are you going to pre-order the Galaxy S9 today? Or are you disappointed with the modest improvements it packs and are now looking to buy another flagship handset?