+ Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Join us for a quick unboxing of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9+ in the du jour Lilac Purple colour. There’s a surprise inclusion in the box, too – something that Chinese smartphone makers have been doing for a few years now, and Samsung has finally jumped on board. Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ has everything you need in the box to get started (hint: everything), and all put together in a nice package. So, enjoy the walkthrough, and we’ll bring you our review real soon.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Conor Mcgregor
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Is the Australian s9s Exynos or s845? Exynos on paper is faster

David Watt
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Exynos….only the Yanks get the Snapdragon.

Daniel Tyson

US markets plus the Chinese get the Snapdragon SoC

David Watt
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Yea the Chinese generally get a special unlocked Snapdragon variant with more RAM. In the case of the S8 anyway.

Daniel Tyson

Their S9 is the same as ours RAM wise. They get a Snapdragon variant due to CDMA Networks (China Telecom) in the country – same as the US.

David Watt
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Yea, reason I say special, is because the bootloader was unlocked on their S8, and they could install TRWP etc..S9 may well be the same. Haven’t read much about it yet. Only just got my S9+ yesterday.

Sukhman Saini
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Glad Samsung is sticking with including a case in the box.

The clear hard case that came in the box with my Note 8 is still my favourite. Even after trying multiple other cases, I keep going back to the Samsung one.

Anthony Klun
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Well, that’s a nice gesture.. Does the regular S9 get the clear case also? My wife just pre-ordered and she is frantically searching to get a case but this will put her mind at ease..

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