Samsung Galaxy S9 Fact File
Release date: March 9 2018
Launch price: $719 / £739 / AU$1,199
Platform: Android 8 Oreo
Camera: 12MP / 8MP
Screen: 5.8-inch, 1440x2960
Colours: Black, Purple, Blue
Read TechRadar's hands on Samsung Galaxy S9 review
So it's finally here...at least it will be on Friday March 9. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available to pre-order in the UK, and we'll make sure that you get it for the cheapest price possible if you're grabbing it unlocked and SIM-free. If you're in the US, then you'll have to keep your powder dry just a little longer - we've been told that your pre-order period is due to start when the calendar strikes March.
The RRP is $719/£739, which is $50/£50 more than the Galaxy S8 was when it came to market. And for the pre-order period we're not expecting too many retailers to shave any pennies off that price point. It's currently available from pretty much all major retailers, including Very, John Lewis and Currys.
The S9 and S8 aren't hugely different from one another, so what exactly are you paying the extra for? Well there's the camera for a start. The 12Mp front shooter is the biggest impression that the phone made on us when we got our hands on it at the big Galaxy S9 unveiling. It takes some of the most sensational snaps we've ever seen on a smartphone.
Otherwise, the design is pretty similar and the screen and battery don't offer much in the way of a leap forward. So if you're not a selfie obsessive, it's definitely worth taking a look at the best SIM-free Galaxy S8 prices before you buy - you could save a couple of hundred quid.
But if you're determined to future-proof your digital life with the newest, shiniest Samsung Galaxy phone, then be sure to pick the cheapest S9 price from the below comparison chart. Team it up with a low cost SIM only deal and you could make a decent saving over contract plans.
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