Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Official in China

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India earlier today, both phones have also been officially launched in China.

We are already familiar with the specs but we’ll run through them once again.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+China


The Galaxy S9 has a 5.8” display while the S9+ comes with a 6.2” screen. Both have a resolution of 2960 x 1440 (WQHD+) but they are set to 2220 x 1080 (FHD+) out of the box.

The version of both phones launched in China is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage while the Galaxy S9+ has 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage.

Apart from the difference in RAM and storage configuration, both phones also differ with respect to camera configuration. The smaller S9 comes with a single 12MP 1.4 µm sensor with a variable aperture of F1.5 and F2.4. The camera can shoot 720p slow-motion videos at 960fps, has OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, and LED flash.

The Galaxy S9+ comes with a second 12MP rear camera with a f/2.4 1µm sensor with 2x optical zoom and PDAF. Both phones have 8MP f/1.7 front cameras.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ run Android Oreo out of the box with Samsung’s own UI overlay and Bixby Assistant. They also have stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, NFC, audio jack, USB-C 3.1 port, and Bluetooth 5.0. A 3000mAh battery powers the Galaxy S9 while a 3500mAh battery is found inside the Galaxy S9+.

For China, Samsung has added a number of unique features such as Samsung Pay support for bus card payement in 6 cities including Beijing and Jilin. There is also an upgraded exclusive butler service, screen replacement, battery replacement, and a ¥600 (~$95) trade-in allowance.

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The Galaxy S9 duo cost a lot in China though. The S9 starts at ¥5799 (~$919) for the 64GB version and ¥6099 (~$966) for the 128GB model.

The 64GB Galaxy S9+ will sell for ¥6699 (~$1061), the 128GB for ¥6999 (~$1109), and the 256GB model (mindnight black and lilac purple only) for ¥7599 (~$1204).

Galaxy S9 and S9+ china price

They will be available for pre-order starting today until March 14 before going on sale on March 16. Orders can be made on the official webiste or on

Samsung is also running a sweepstake for those who pre-order. The Galaxy Gear S3, the vertical wireless charger, a smaller wireless charger, tote bags, and coupons are some of the gifts buyers can win.