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    Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ vs. Galaxy S9/S9+

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    Last updated: February 14th, 2019 at 14:21 UTC+01:00

    The Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8 comparison is one that a lot of Samsung fans will be making to ascertain whether or not it's worth upgrading to the new flagship. After all, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is an evolutionary update compared to its predecessor, so those who had been holding out for a major design refresh probably won't be happy too much.

    That being said, to properly compare the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 we must look at the differences in specs, and there are quite a few of them. Check out the follow specs comparison of the Galaxy S8/S8+ vs Galaxy S9/S9+ in the table below.

    Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9 specs comparison

    The Galaxy S9 will deliver an improvement in performance courtesy of its Exynos 9810 chip. Early results show that it's going to be an absolute ripper. Samsung will also use the Snapdragon 845 processor for the Galaxy S9/S9+ in some markets and some benchmark results suggest that there's going to be a noticable performance difference in the Exynos and Snapdragon variants.

    However, that can only truly be quantified once both variants are out in the market, so we'll hear more about that in the future. For now, consider another major difference in this Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9 comparison: the dual camera. The Galaxy S9+ is the first handset in this series to feature a dual camera system at the back.

    You can see the detailed Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9 specs camparison in the table below. Are the new internals enough to make you want to spend your money on the Galaxy S9? Comment below and let us know. Visit our devices section here for more details about the specs of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+.

    Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+
    Display 5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9 5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9
    Processor Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit
    RAM 4GB LPDDR4 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4
    Rear camera 12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording 12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording / 12+12MP dual camera with dual OIS
    Front camera 8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording 8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording
    Storage 64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB) 64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 400GB)
    Software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo
    Battery 3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging 3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging
    Connectivity 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
    Dimensions 148.9×68.1×8.0mm/159.5×73.4 x8.1mm, 152g/173g 147.7×68.7×8.5mm/158.1×73.8x 8.5mm, 163g/189g
    Other features AKG earphones, 32-bit audio, Bixby virtual assistant, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor AKG earphones, stereo speakers, AR Emoji, 32-bit audio, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor
    Phone Galaxy S8 PlusGalaxy S9 PlusSamsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S9

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