Samsung launching 128GB and 256GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+

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After launching last month with 64GB of built-in storage, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will soon get new models with even more storage.

Samsung will release new versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with 128GB and 256GB of built-in storage. These models will be available exclusively from Samsung.com, with pre-orders opening May 1st and the launch scheduled for May 18th.

Here’s what you can expect to pay for these more capacious Samsung smartphones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB: $769.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 256GB: $819.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ 128GB: $889.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB: $939.99

Do note that starting May 18th, pricing for the 256GB Galaxy S9 will increase to $839.99 while the price of the 256GB Galaxy S9+ will grow to $959.99.

All four versions will be available in Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black.

Customers who purchase any Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ from Samsung.com between May 1 and May 17 can get either a free pair of Gear IconX (2018) wireless earbuds or the chance to buy a Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch for $99.

The 64GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ that launched last month both have microSD card slots, letting owners add more storage if they want it. Some current S9 and S9+ owners will likely be bummed because they didn’t have the chance to buy a 128GB or 256GB version at launch, but for anyone that hasn’t yet jumped on an S9 or S9+, these new models offer the opportunity to get even more storage on your smartphone with the combination of additional built-in storage and a microSD slot.

Are you going to buy one of these Galaxy S9 or S9+ models with added storage?

Source: Samsung

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  • CAL_08

    With SD expansion this is a minor upgrade that I don’t think is really worth their while to offer as a new release. An increase in RAM would be a different story.

    • pda96

      Samsung is just trying to keep the “interest” in the S9 going, that’s all. All reports indicate that sales are not doing well.

  • mreveryphone

    256gb card is doing just fine from the Note 7 appreciation gifts…

    • superg05

      same

  • pda96

    Why? A 64GB SD card only costs $15!

    • SirStephenH

      Yeah, but then you have to constantly move apps to the SD card once the paltry 64GB of internal storage runs out. I’d be nice if they didn’t put such a premium price on something that costs them so little to add though.

      • Idiocracy

        64GB is ‘paltry’? Wow. That’s a pretty dramatic description.

        • Eddie Barrow

          When you take lots of pictures, have lots of music, and maybe use the functionality of your phone for work purposes, like generating pdf files from autocad drawings then…..YES – 64GB is less than paltry- it’s insignificant. Not everything that takes up space in your phone’s internal memory is an app.

      • Loco Mole

        64GB is a quite plenty way if you magisk fbind stuff to keep crap in the external SD.

        Another plus for external SD: My phone started boot-looping the other day for no obvious reason (no new install, no changed settings, etc). The usual tricks didn’t help (clear dalvik, etc). So, I pulled out my backup phone, moved the SD card from old phone to backup phone, and right away I got 90% of my settings and data (daily Titanium Backup, etc). No need to pull anything from the cloud, etc — less down time, less frustration – eat that, Pixel.

        • Philip

          64GB is enough for me. Its not worth putting a 1080p movie on it with a screen this small.

  • SirStephenH

    Hmm, following LG’s lead with their V30S line but with no additional RAM. Hopefully this means LG and Samsung are finally going to be doing away with the measly 64GB in their flagships. SD card support is great but it sucks having to constantly move apps to the SD card once you run out of internal storage.

    • Andrew Singleton

      1. do you mean v30 plus? 2. 64gb is standard and more than enough with expandability. your comment might make sense towards apple. 3. if you have 64gb of apps im extremely impressed. you should be using your sd card for media that is redundantly backed up.

      • SirStephenH

        1) Yeah, I thought about that later… The V30+ is only a V30 with 128GB of storage, the V30S is 128GB or 256GB of storage with 6GB of RAM.
        2) 64GB is now the low-end standard for high-end phones. Yeah, it’s enough along with an SD card but, as I mentioned earlier, you have to constantly move apps to the SD card once your internal storage fills up. What’s really frustrating is that every app update requires you to move the app back to the SD card once again.
        3) Apps are getting huge and you only actually have access to ~50GB of the 64GB storage, not including the free space needed to keep the device functioning and to update apps because it shoves them back into your internal storage every update. Not everything can store to an SD card but that’s the first setting I change when I can.

  • They_Call_Me_Bruce

    I was curious what the trade in value for an S9 would be, they didn’t have that option.

  • Philip

    Not worth it. BYO card and put it in. I am sure a S9/S9+ Active will be out shortly.

  • RockyMountainHigh

    Any word on if TMobile will pick these up?

    • The Borg

      It pretty much states exclusively from Samsung