Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ launched, but does it worth the upgrade?

Earlier today morning, the premium Samsung flagship for year 2018 has been officially launched on the Mobile World Congress happening at Barcelona right now. The Galaxy S9 has once broken the horizon of the camera with the industrial largest mobile camera aperture at f/1.5 and the newly added Animation EMOJI in messaging app.

Samsng Galaxy S9 specification:

  • Android 8.0
  • 5.8 inch Infinity Display Super AMOLED,QHD+ display,18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 10nm octacore SoC(Samsung Exynos 9810/ Snapdragon 845
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
  • Expandable storage up to 400GB
  • 12MP rear camera(F1.5/F2.4 adjustable aperture),support Super Slow Mo shot
  • 8MP front camera (F1.7 aperture), autofocus
  • 3000mAh battery
  • IP68 water and dust resistant
  • AKG audio,Dolby Atmos certified
  • 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • 163g
  • Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple

Retail price: RM3299


Samsung Galaxy S9+ specfication:

  • Android 8.0
  • 6.2 inch Infinity Display Super AMOLED,QHD+ display,18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 10nm octacore SoC (Samsung Exynos 9810/ Snapdragon 845)
  • 6GB RAM + 64/128/256GB ROM
  • MicroSD expandable up to 400GB
  • 12MP+12MP dual rear camera(F1.5/F2.4 adjustable aperture),Supports Super Slow Mo shot,Dual OIS
  • 8MP front facing camera (F1.7 aperture), autofocus
  • 3500mAh battery
  • IP68 water and dust resistant certified
  • AKG stereo speakers,Dolby Atmos audio
  • 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm
  • 189g
  • Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple






The new Galaxy S9 has no significant difference from the S8 apart from its length and a slightly heavier weight. However, Samsung has added a new dual rear camera that is capable in taking slow motion works and a larger aperture to retain more light. It also comes with new stereo speakers tuned by AKG with its audio certified by Dolby Atmos.

The animoji AR brings our memory back to the iconic feature of iPhone X. You can now create and personalize your own stickers filled with your expression and sent it out through social IM and messaging app!

On the other hand, Samsung has made productivity even more easier with the new DeX that turns the smartphone in the workstation while the smartphone remains as a capacitive touchpad from a laptop.


Lets have a comparison between the specifications between the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S8 from 2017!

Do you think is it worth the upgrade? Let’s us know below!