On Sunday, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S9. As per usual, it's the star of the show at MWC 2018, and comes with a few upgrades on the company's previous handsets.
Admittedly, it only offers a few slight improvements on the old Galaxy S8 - but given that the S8 was easily the best Android phone of last year, any improvement is like polishing a diamond to a glistening sparkle.
It looks just about identical to the S8, featuring the same 5.8-inch 'Infinity' display that covers almost the entire front of the phone. On the back, it's shiny glass, in either black, blue, or a new lilac colour.
The big S9 news, however, is in the camera. Unlike any smartphone before it, you can change the aperture on the lens so it's the right kind to take the picture you want. For instance, you can make it wider to capture low light shots.
The video recording has a few tricks up its sleeve too, mostly in the form of a super slow-motion mode that can record at 960 frames per second in HD.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Galaxy launch without an accompanying 'Plus' model: the Samsung Galaxy S9+. This one has more screen real estate - it's 6.2 inches in size - and dual-lens cameras on the back for even better pictures. It also has more RAM than the regular S9 (6GB, compared to 4GB), so it can handle more tasks at once without stalling.
Pre-orders on both phones opened on 25 February and are available now, to be shipped on 16 March. The S9 costs £739 outright, and the S9+ £869 - though contract deals are available on both.
We've gathered up a few of the best…
Best S9 deals
It works out better value to go for a shorter contract with a higher upfront cost. If you're happy to pay more today, it's ultimately cheaper in the long term - and you can upgrade your handset quicker as well.
Best for a low monthly cost
- 5GB data, 500 minutes, unlimited texts
- £13.50 per month, £689 upfront, 12-month contract
- Vodafone via Carphone Warehouse
This is a fantastically good value deal - £13.50 for 5GB monthly data is excellent, and it's a 12-month contract so you can upgrade next year.
Best for high data allowance
- 16GB data, unlimited minutes and texts
- £36 per month, £599 upfront, 12-month contract
- O2 via Carphone Warehouse
A whopping 16GB of monthly data is perfect for anyone who's glued to their phone, and needs enough 4G juice to stream Netflix, listen to podcasts, download files, and upload those high-res pics and slow-mo videos.
Best short contract
- 2GB data, unlimited minutes and texts
- £21 per month, £699 upfront, 1-month contract
- O2 via Carphone Warehouse
Don't want to be tied into a contract at all? This is our favourite short-term deal. It comes with 2GB monthly data, but you can change that next month if it doesn't suit you.
Best S9 deals with no upfront cost
If you'd rather not pay anything today, and prefer to spread the cost of the handset out over the course of the contract, try a no upfront cost deal:
Best unlimited data S9 deals
Although they're not offered by many networks, Samsung Galaxy S9 deals are available with an unlimited data allowance. See them here:
All deals on this page are correct at the time of writing - the most accurate pricing can be found on the retailer's website.
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