Samsung Galaxy S9
By: Next Communications March 13, 2018 In: Android, Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S9 was around at MWC, giving many the chance to test out this new flagship Android’s top features.

Release date

Officially, March 16th. Are you as excited as we are? You can reserve the phone today, as pre-orders have started, just give us a call or visit our contact page.

What do you need to know about the Galaxy S9?

The experts over at DisplyMate say it has the best screen on the market, proving that the AMOLED tech is the best you can get on a phone. Along with Project Treble making software easier to refine. Android updates will no longer come with what feels like years to wait.

The screen

The top rated screen boasts smaller bezels than the S8, a 5.8inch QHD+ screen with an impressive 1440 x 2960 resolution, equally 567 pixels per inch. That will make for an incredibly crisp and undeniably clear picture for the high-end smartphone.  It’s much the same as the S8 to look at, with the same Infinity Display design, and lack of in screen fingerprint scanner. DisplayMate not only rated the Samsung S9 the best phone screen, they also went on to say that it’s probably better than any screen you own at home too.

The design

Keeping true to who they are, Samsung have kept the S9 design largely similar to that of the S8. The back remains glass, with a rounded display and thin bezels, merging the screen seamlessly with the body. A minor, but welcomed, change being the repositioned fingerprint scanner to below the rear camera. All-important, the headphone jack remains.
Don’t panic if you drop your S9 in a puddle because Samsung opted for the IP68 waterproof rating. Don’t make a habit of dropping your phone though, that’s just silly.

The sound

Samsung say the S9 will be 1.5 times louder than the S8, thanks to the newly positioned speakers being one at the bottom and one at the top. This device is also offering Dolby ATMOS surround sound technology.

Colour options

Here in the UK, we can get our hands on this device in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple. Unfortunately, we won’t be getting the Titanium Gray version.


This camera has a lot to live up to after Samsung claimed this phone would “reimagine” the camera. The Galaxy S9 features only a single-lens camera on the rear of the phone BUT it does have lots of improvements. A 12MP rear sensor with optical image stabilisation. One of the bigger upgrades comes in the form of dual-aperture tech. Much like the way our eyes adapt to changing light, the camera will automatically adjust the aperture depending on what you’re shooting.

Other Specs

Battery: 3000 mAh with improved power efficiency
Exynos 9810, in-house chipset
Front camera AR for Animoji-like features
Bixby vision improvements to the assistant
Wireless charging

Next’s opinion

This may be the best smartphone for those of you who don’t like overly large plus sized handsets. Though the Galaxy S9 Plus is definitely more advanced, the S9 is still a tremendous device.