Samsung Galaxy S9+ Philippines Price Starts at Php 52,990 : Actual Photos, Full Specs

The all-new Samsung Galaxy S9+ - simply put - is the larger and more powerful version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 2018 flagship Android smartphone.

But perhaps, more importantly, this model has better imaging capabilities as it sports two cameras at the back instead of just one. This stellar enhancement also makes it a more exciting model compared to its equally gorgeous predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ from 2017.

Larger Display for Better Viewing Experience

On the outside, the most notable feature of the Galaxy S9+ compared to the regular model is its Curved 6.2-inch WQHD SuperAMOLED Infinity Display, which is quite simply a sight to behold.

The sheer screen space definitely makes viewing experience more enjoyable whether you're browsing photos or watching movies.

The Same Stellar Design and Build

Frankly, the Galaxy S9+ looks a lot like the Galaxy S8+. They have more or less the same footprint and their aluminum-and-glass exteriors share the same IP68 Certified Water and Dust Resistance.

There are subtle differences that should be highlighted, however. For one, this new model has a more reassuring heft when you hold it and the Fingerprint Scanner at the back has been re-positioned closer to the middle to make it easier to touch using the pointer finger when holding the phablet.

Ground-breaking Imaging Capabilities

Just like the best-selling Samsung Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S9+ has a Dual Camera Module that enables 2X Lossless Telephoto Zoom and Live Focus Effect that beautifully blurs out the background of the subject to deliver more appealing portrait shots.

On top of that, just like the Galaxy S9, this phablet's 12MP main camera with f/1.5 Aperture, Optical Image Stabilization, and Dual Pixel PDAF now delivers better shots even low light and provides enhanced color replication and sharpness.

The variable aperture design also helps you to capture the perfect image in various settings. Set it wide when you need to let in as much light as possible and make it tight or slower when snapping landscape photos in broad daylight.

Super Slow-Mo

Vloggers and Youtube video creators will surely love the fact that the Galaxy S9+ - like the S9 - can record HD videos at a whopping 960 frames per second! That's right: This phablet can give you luscious super slow motion clips that you can use to make your videos more dramatic and eye-catching.

Emojis That Look Like You

Create AR Emojis and AR Avatar Videos that have your facial features! You can even add accessories and change your wardrobe to make them even more personalized. Then, send them to your friends for good laugh.

Powerful Internal Specs

Samsung Galaxy S9+ runs its Android 8.0 Oreo OS (skinned by Samsung Experience interface) with the company's most powerful and most energy-efficient chipset ever - the Exynos 9810 Octa that incorporates Mali-G72 MP18 GPU, has 6GB of RAM for ultra-smooth multi-tasking experience, and comes with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB onboard storage options that are expandable via the hybrid nanoSIM slot that can also take in microSD cards.

With this set of innards, Samsung Galaxy S9+ is easily one of the most powerful Android smartphones that has been released to date. For the end user, this means the absolute best 3D gaming experience and stutter-free mobile experience anytime, anywhere.

More Secure Than Ever

Aside from having the Fingerprint Biometric Scanner, Galaxy S9+ also comes with the company's Knox enterprise-ready, defense-grade security platform. On top of that, this model - like the S9 - features Intelligent Scan that uses both the Iris Scanner and Facial Recognition for unlocking the device more securely.

Two Loud Speakers

This handset has a loud speaker located at the rear - beside the USB Type C port - and another one that's incorporated in the earpiece section - to deliver a far more enjoyable audio experience

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Watch my exclusive interview with Mr. Ivan Pua of Samsung Philippines about the all-new Samsung Galaxy S9+ Android smartphone.

Price and Availability in the Philippines

Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be officially launched in the Philippines on March 16, 2018 but the Korean Giant will already start to take pre-orders starting Tuesday - February 27, 2018. The official suggested retail price of 64GB model is Php 52,990 while the 128GB variant will go for Php 55,990. There's also a limited edition Php 60,990 256GB version that will only be available through pre-order. Like the Galaxy S9, S9+ will be out in three elegant and classy colors, namely, Lilac, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue. This powerhouse phablet will also be available as a bundled handset with Smart Postpaid Plans.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specifications Table
Product Name Samsung Galaxy S9+
Main Category Flagship-Level Android Smartphone with Dual Rear Camera
Dimensions 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 189 grams
Display 6.2 inches, Quad HD 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, SuperAMOLED, 531 ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 83.8%
Screen Protection Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Protection Against Elements IP68 Certified Dust-and-Water-Resistant
Front Camera 8 MegaPixels, f/1.6 Aperture, AutoFocus, Auto-HDR
Rear Camera Dual Camera Module:

12 MegaPixels, f/1.5 Aperture, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Tone LED Flash

12 MegaPixels, f/2.4 Aperture, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 µm, AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization

2X Optical Zoom, Live Focus Effect
Video Rear: 2160p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 720p 960fps
Front: 1440p 30ps
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
User Interface Samsung Experience
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa
GPU Mali-G72 MP18
ROM 64GB / 128GB / 256GB Options
microSD Card Slotvia Secondary nanoSIM slot, Up to 256GB
Battery Non-Removable 3,500 mAh Li-Po, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging Support
Charging Port USB Type C 3.1
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE LTE-A, Cat18
Dual SIM Capability Yes, 2X nanoSIM
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Back
Facial Recognition Yes
Highlighted Features Multi-Windows
Samsung DEX
Bixby Live Translation
AR Readiness
App Pairing
IP68 Water-Resistance
Samsung Knox 3.0
Biometric Authentications

Enterprise Edition:
Knox Configuration
Samsung Fimware Over The Air Updates
Extended Device Warranty
Security Updates for Up to 4 Years
Shell Material Aluminum, Glass
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Price Official SRP in PH:

64GB - Php 52,990
128GB - Php 55,990
256GB -  Php 60,990 (Limited via Pre-Order Only)
Availability in The Philippines February 27, 2018 (Online Pre-Order)
Official Release Date: March 16, 2018
TechPinas Key Remark Samsung Galaxy S9+ is not only larger than the Galaxy S9 but it also has a Dual Rear Camera module and a bigger battery pack.

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