See the light with the Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960U 64GB Unlocked Smartphone. Samsung’s Dual Aperture feature is the hallmark of the S9, automatically switching based on lighting conditions. Built into the rear 12MP camera, Dual Aperture switches to F2.4 mode in daylight to take sharp and beautiful images and in low-light situations, it goes to F1.5 mode to let more light in for brighter and clearer nighttime photos.
The S9’s 5.8″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display goes edge-to-edge and curves over both sides so you have minimal visual distractions. The stunning 2960 x 1440 resolution combines with an epic 18.5:9 aspect ratio to give your videos a truly cinematic quality.
Running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 2.8 GHz (2.65 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad) Octa-Core processor and 4GB of RAM. You can store your apps, AR emojis, and Super Slow-mo clips on 64GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via an (optional) microSD card up to 400GB in size.
This phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM/4G LTE networks. Connect to the internet and other devices with built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. The Galaxy S9 also supports NFC technology for making phone-to-phone data transfers or mobile payments.
- GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
- This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backward compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can’t get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Dual Aperture
- Samsung’s Dual Aperture feature works like the human eye. In the dark, our pupil’s open up to let more light in to help us see better and constrict when there’s more light. The rear lens of the S9’s rear 12MP camera can automatically shift between an F2.4 and F1.5 aperture based on lighting conditions. In low-light, it shifts to F1.5 to let more light in to give you brighter and clearer nighttime photos, with no fine-tuning required. You can also take control of the situation by manually switching between the two apertures as you see fit.
- Super Slow-mo at 960 FPS
- The slower you go, the more epic those amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, or hysterical moments can be in your video. Thanks to an enhanced speed sensor, the S9 is capable of slowing it down by shooting an incredibly fast 960 frames per second in HD resolution. If you take an especially awesome Super Slow-mo shot, you can relive them on the S9’s lock screen.
Helping you make sure you get that perfect Super Slow-mo shot in one take is Samsung’s Motion Detection feature. When on, a yellow square appears on the screen during a video, and Super Slow-mo is activated for the entire video once motion is detected inside the square. That level of control means less frustration and time wasted and more slow-mo videos to share online.
- App pairing a plethora of cool features, this one is near the top for increasing your productivity. App Pair takes advantage of the S9’s ability to do two things at once with split-screen and window-over-window capabilities. You can set up your own App Pairs, which tie two apps together and store the icon on your home screen or in the Edge panel. Now, with the tap of a single icon, you can launch both apps at once and work on them side-by-side.
- Get Animated
- Personalize your conversations with animated emojis based on how you look. With the S9, you can take selfies of different expressions and convert them into an animated version of yourself or who you want to be. Change up your hair, glasses, and clothes so they can share your personal style. You get 18 animated stickers of yourself automatically that show a wide range of emotions when chatting.
- Superior Sound
- We love to watch videos and listen to music with our phones and now with the S9, you can enjoy louder and crisper audio thanks to built-in stereo speakers specifically tuned by AKG. It’s a pure sound that’s 1.4x more powerful than previous Galaxy phones.
The S9 takes mobile entertainment to new heights with the inclusion of Dolby Atmos technology, which gives you multi-dimensional sound that puts you in the center of a theater-like experience.
- Intelligent Scan Security
- Our phones capture our lives, so keeping them secure and locked is extremely important, which is why Samsung gives you six different methods to secure them. In addition to the standard PIN, Password, and Pattern methods of locking your phone, the S9 offers biometric methods that are tied to you and you alone. For example, a built-in fingerprint scanner on the backside of the phone is conveniently located below the camera and is flush with the phone’s back, giving you a quick and unique method of unlocking your phone.
The S9 gets more high-tech with facial recognition and iris scanning. It’s designed to identify you in bright sunlight, low light, and even if when you’re wearing sunglasses.
- Advanced Contrast Enhancement
- See your photos as they were meant to be seen. View your photos and videos vividly on the S9’s display. The contrast is increased when you’re outside, so even in broad daylight, you can see stunning detail on-screen.
- Additional Features
- Optical Image Stabilization
- DeX compatible for using the S9 with a monitor, keyboard, or mouse
- Samsung Knox for multi-level security designed from the chip up
- Secure Folder gives you the ability to separate work information from personal
- Wireless charging support with optional accessories
- Expand your storage with optional microSD cards (up to 400GB)
- Dolby Atmos technology for multi-dimensional sound
- Turn Super Slow-mo videos into GIFs
- Edit Super Slow-mo videos with music and 3 styles of looping
- IP68 rating, so it can be submerged in up to 5′ of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. It’s also dust, dirt, and sand resistant
- Live translation of other languages in real-time
- Use AR and Bixby Vision for more info on the world around you
Performance Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo Memory 4 GB Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Kryo 385 Gold Quad-Core
1.7 GHz Qualcomm Kryo 385 Silver Quad-Core
GPU Adreno 630 Storage 64 GB Display Size 5.8″ Native Resolution 2960 x 1440 Aspect Ratio 18.5:9 Pixel Density 570 ppi Display Technology OLED Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 5 Input/Output Connectors Ports 1x USB 3.1 – Type C (Input/Output) Audio 1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Headphone Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano Front Camera Resolution 8.0 MP – Photo: 3264 x 2468 / Video: 2560 x 1440p 30fps Aperture f/1.7 Sensor Size 1/3.6″ Pixel Size 1.22 µm Image Stabilization Optical Front Camera Flash Front Camera Flash No Rear Camera Resolution 12.0 MP – Photo: 4200 x 2800 / Video: 3840 x 2160p 60 fps Aperture f/1.5
Sensor Size 1/2.5″ Pixel Size 1.4 µm Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus Image Stabilization Optical Optical Zoom None Secondary Rear Camera Aperture f/2.4 Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus Pixel Size 1.0 µm Sensor Size 1/3.6″ Image Stabilization Optical Rear Camera Flash Rear Camera Flash Yes