On Sunday 25 February 2018 at 6pm CET (5pm here in the UK) Samsung announced the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. On this page you'll can rewatch the live stream, and recap on the whole unveiling with by reading our live blog.

You can also find out what we think of the phones so far in our Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on review and Samsung Galaxy S9+ hands-on review.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch Live Blog As It Happened

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You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 now. You'll find our pick of the best prices in our round-up of the best S9 pre-order deals.

You can already find cases for the S9, too – take a look at our round up.

New features in the Samsung Galaxy S9

    New dual-camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ - 12Mp Super Speed Dual Pixel (f/1.5/f/2.4) with OIS and Super Slo Mo
    Faster and more efficient processors
    AR Emoji
    Improved speakers
    New Lilac Purple colour option

Also see: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications

Rumoured specifications Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy S9+
Price £739 £869
Operating system Android Oreo 8.0 with TouchWiz Android Oreo 8.0 with TouchWiz
Processor 10nm, 64-bit Octa-core processor (2.7GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) 10nm, 64-bit Octa-core processor (2.7GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)
RAM 4GB RAM 6GB RAM
Storage 64GB with microSD support up to 400GB 128GB with microSD support up to 400GB
Display 5.8in Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (570ppi) 6.2in Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (529ppi)
Body 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight 163g 189g
Sensors Iris, pressure, accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, RGB light Iris, pressure, accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, RGB light
Ports USB-C USB-C
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS
Audio AKG tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos tech, 3.5mm headphone jack AKG tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos tech, 3.5mm headphone jack
Camera 12Mp camera 12Mp dual-camera, dual-OIS
Battery 3000mAh, 15W Adaptive Fast Charging, fast wireless charging 3500mAh, 15W Adaptive Fast Charging, fast wireless charging
Waterproofing IP68 IP68
Extra features AR Emoji, Bixby AI, iris scanner, face regognition AR Emoji, Bixby AI, iris scanner, face regognition

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