It's finally here! Well, almost. Preorders for the most anticipated phones of 2018 - the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ - begin on March 2nd, and you won't want to miss it. With several upgrades over the beloved Galaxy S8 and S8+, the new Samsung lineup of phones is sure to impress. Samsung has bumped up the processing speed and ram, made the screen brighter, added Dolby ATMOS audio with dual speakers and repositioned the pesky fingerprint scanner from the S8 and S8+, along with some exciting camera upgrades. While the S9 and S9+ have Android lovers abuzz with excitement, there are still some rumors that need to be put to rest. If you're considering the new S9 or S9+ as your next phone, check out the myths and facts below before placing your preorder.
Preorders start on March 2nd, but the devices won't actually be ready to ship until the official release date on March 16th. Still, you'll want to get your preorders in as soon as possible starting on March 2nd, so your new phone can be among the first ones to ship.
Most carriers offer preorders on a payment plan, so you don't need to worry about paying off the full price of the phone up front. In addition, Samsung offers financing for unlocked versions of the S9 and S9+ on their website for well-qualified buyers.
If your current smartphone is in good working condition, you could save as much as $350 on the purchase of your new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+. Talk to your mobile carrier or visit the Samsung website to learn more.
While you don't have to preorder in order to get your hands on the new Galaxy S9 or S9+, preordering will ensure you receive your device once it's actually released on March 16th. If you wait to order after the release date, there may be significant delays in shipping or availability.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple. More colors may become available at a later date or through specific carriers.
Preorders will be available everywhere the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are sold, which includes direct from Samsung, through your mobile carrier or through major retailers, such as Best Buy. Check with each to determine where the best preorder deals can be found.
Starting at $719.99 for the S9 and $839.99 for the S9+, the pricing for the new Galaxy lineup is close to that of the S8 and S8+ last year.
No authorized retailer of Samsung Galaxy devices can begin preorders before the March 2nd deadline. However, many retailers will allow you to sign up for the preorder beforehand, and will send you an email notification on March 2nd when you can actually place your preorder.