Samsung is touting the Galaxy S9 smartphone as a major reinvention. Mind you, it said the same thing about the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S7 before that. That's a suspicious amount of reinventing going on, major or otherwise.
So just how different is Samsung's current flagship compared to its predecessor? Is it worth the upgrade? Here are the specifications so you can judge for yourself.
The following infographic was put together by er, Samsung. Normally that would be highly dubious. However, seeing as it's only comparing specifications, the whole thing is pretty objective.
As you can see, most of the S9's hardware components are similar to the S8: they both have the same 5.8-inch Infinity Display, 4GB RAM, IP68 water resistance and 3000mAh battery. However, the S9 does come with some significant changes under the hood, including a completely revamped camera, advanced security biometrics and all the improvements that come with the latest versions of Android and Bixby.
If you're after new specs and features, the larger S9+ model provides the most significant changes, particularly in the areas of photographic output and memory. Is it a must-have upgrade for owners of the S8 or Note8? Nope. But if you're still clasping onto a Galaxy model from two or three years ago, this is the handset to get.
You can see the full rundown of specification changes below.
It feels like it was only a few months ago that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note8 smartphone. That's because it was only a few months ago. Nevertheless, a new flagship from Samsung is always cause for excitement, and the S9 and S9+ are looking pretty damn fine indeed. Here are the specifications for both phones, along with Australian pricing and specifications.