Samsung SM-G960U1 Galaxy S9 US

Samsung SM-G960U1 is the US version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9. It’s a high-performance phone with beautiful design, infinity display, advanced cameras, and a lot of features.

Samsung SM-G960U1 Galaxy S9 US front

The US version comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845, instead of Exynos 9810 Octa which is found outside America and China. The chip has four Kryo 385 Gold cores @ 2.8 GHz and four Kryo 385 Silver cores @ 1.7 GHz, along with Adreno 630 as the GPU. It ships with 4GB of power-efficient LPDDR4x SDRAM. With those specs, the device should be able to run power-intensive apps smoothly. As for internal

The display has a diagonal size of 5.8 inches, with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, which converts to 571 ppi pixel density. The screen-to-body ratio is about 83.6% thanks to Infinity Display. It delivers crisp images and vibrant colors thanks to Super AMOLED technology. It’s also coated by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which protects it against scratch.

The rear camera has a resolution of 12.2MP for capturing still images. Despite that resolution is not impressive for today, the camera quality is extremely good thanks to advanced technologies. You can use it for recording videos up to 4K @ 120fps. Equipped with dual LED flash, it supports Auto HDR, EIS, OIS, slow motion video, sand much more. On the front side, there is an 8 megapixels camera supporting 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD) video capture @ 30fps.

On the bottom, there is a USB 3.1 Type-C port. Fortunately it still retains a dedicated audio jack, so you can use your favorite headphone without the need of additional adapter. It also has the latest wireless features such as Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Tethring, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Calling, DLNA, and NFC. The Galaxy S9 has pretty good audio output thanks to 32-bit/384kHz audio support.

Dimensions of the handset are 68.7 x 147.7 x 8.5 mm, which is 0.5 mm thicker than the Galaxy S8 because of stiffer aluminium for a better drop protection. It’s also IP68 certified like its predecessor. The Samsung SM-G960U1 was released with Android 8.0 Oreo, with Samsung Experience of course, and is expected to receive the next major upgrade(s)

Samsung SM-G960U1 Galaxy S9 US Specifications

Form Factor

Cellular Network
2G: GSM 850, 900, 1900
3G: UMTS 2100 (B1), UMTS 1900 (B2), UMTS 1700/2100 (B4), UMTS 950 (B5), 900 (B8), CDMA 800 (BC0), CDMA 1900 (BC1/BCD14), 800 (BC10), TD-SCDMA 2000
4G: TD-LTE 900 (B8), LTE 700 (B12), LTE 700 (B13), LTE 700 (B14), LTE 800 (B18), LTE 800 (B19), LTE 800 (B20), LTE 1900 (B25), LTE 850 (B26), LTE 700 (B28), LTE 2600 (B38), TD-LTE 1900 (B39), TD-LTE 2300 (B40), TD-LTE 2500 (B41), TD-LTE 5900 (B46), LTE 1700/2100 (B66), LTE 600 (B71)

5.8 inches
1440 x 2960 pixels
571 ppi pixel density
83.6% screen-to-body ratio
16.8M colors
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (64-bit, octa-core – 4 x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver, 10 nm, Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU)

RAM & Storage
64GB, 128GB or 256GB internal storaeg
microSD up to 400GB (dedicated slot)

Operating System
Android 8.0 (Oreo)

12.2MP rear camera
aperture size: f/1.50 without optical zoom, f/2.40 with optical zoom
4096 x 2160 pixels video capture @ 60fps, supports simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
Optical zoom, Dual LED flash, EIS (photo & video), OIS (photo & video), Auto HDR (photo & video), slow motion video, red-eye reduction, burst mode, autofocus, refocus, touch focus, panorama, macro mode, face tagging, face detection, smile detection, face retouch (photo & video)

8.0 MP front amra
f/1.70 aperture size
2560 x 1440 pixels video capture @ 30fps
Auto HDR (photo & video), dual video call, autofocus, slow motion video, touch focus, burst mode, face tagging, face detection, smile detection, face retouch, burst mode

USB 3.1 Type-C
Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Tethring, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Calling

Lithium-ion polymer 3000 mAh (non-removable, 3.85V, 11.5Wh)
Talk time: up to 31 hours
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
PMA, Qi wireless charging

Dimensions and Weight
68.7 x 147.7 x 8.5 mm (2.70 x 5.81 x 0.33 inches)
163 grams (5.75 ounces)

3.5mm headphone jack
Nano SIM
FM radio with RDS
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
32-bit/384kHz audio
GPS with A-GPS, Simultaneous GPS, geo-tagging, QZSS, QuickGPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
IP68 certified (150 cm, 30 minutes)
Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, fingerprint, barometer, gesture sensor, heart rate sensor, hall sensor, light sensor, Iris scanner, proximity sensor

Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue

Samsung SM-G960U1 Galaxy S9 US rear

Ivan Andrianto

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