Samsung Galaxy S9 (SIM Free & Unlocked / UK)
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
The camera. Reimagined.
In 2017 Samsung re-envisaged the smartphone screen with the Infinity Display, pushing the boundaries of contemporary design.
For 2018, they have a similar trick for the camera. Using the human eye as inspiration the dual-aperture lens can automatically adapt to lighting conditions to provide the best possible images in bright or dark situations.
When it comes to video recording, you can also slow down time with an incredible super slow-mo effect that you can be switched on during recording or turned into GIFs.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked and SIM Free Prices
When you order a Samsung Galaxy S9 from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.
Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).
Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.
If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.
This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin. The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.
If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.
Dual SIM options
Samsung manufactures the Galaxy S9 in both single & hybrid dual SIM versions. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then it has the hybrid slot. If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.
Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked
- Edge-to-edge Infinity Display with curved 3D glass
- Invisible pressure-sensitive home button
- Bixby Assistant for context-sensitive search, suggestions and navigation
- Samsung DeX desktop dock compatible
- High-resolution rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor - (screen locking and payments with Samsung Pay / Android Pay)
- High-speed face recognition screen unlocking
- Iris scanner screen unlocking technology
Samsung Galaxy S9 Quick Specifications
- Android 8 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience UI
- 5.8 inch QHD+ (1440 x 2960) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED
- Samsung Exynos Octa processor / 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage & microSD support (up to 256GB)
- 12MP rear camera with OIS, dual pixel phase-detection autofocus
- 8MP selfie camera with autofocus
- Super Slo-mo video recording
- 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi or PMA)
- Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual-Band Wi-Fi / NFC
- Gorilla Glass 5 front & back
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm
- USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack / Dedicated Bixby button
Colour and memory variants
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be manufactured for the UK market with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. This can be expanded with micro SD cards up to 400 GB.
Several colour options will be available including Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue (please note not all colours may be available through Clove Technology).
Please note several variations of the Galaxy S9 will be launched around the world. The options listed for sale at Clove are those available to us from the official UK supply chain.
- Unlocked and SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S9
- Premium Harman AKG headphones & ear tips
- USB Cable
- Ejection Pin
- USB Power Adapter
- Quick Start Guide
- USB Connector(USB type-C)
- Micro USB Connector
- USB Connector Leaflet
With the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S9, Samsung have redefined the capabilities of the smartphone camera, whilst refining their industry-leading design and feature set.
The 18:9 ratio Infinity Display returns, offering a near bezel-less front panel with Always-On screen technology courtesy of the Super AMOLED panel. Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 also now adorns the back of the handset to keep the phone in excellent condition throughout its lifespan.
With revolutionary dual-aperture technology, Samsung has redefined the capabilities of smartphone photography. By checking the ambient light of your surroundings, the main camera on the Galaxy S9 will switch between one of two f-stop modes - either f/1.5 or f/2.4 - providing you with the best possible capture.
Samsung was already a market leader in low-light smartphone photography and this feature, coupled with multi-frame noise reduction, extends their lead.
Beyond still capture, Samsung has also improved on video recording with a new super slow-motion feature. When activated, you can record an incredible 960 frames per second. Use this during a normal recording or as a one-off clip. The effect is limited to 20 shots per video, which relates to approximately 0.2 seconds in real time, which results in 6 seconds of playback.
The post-capture editing tools let you effortlessly convert these slo-mo snapshots into GIFs for instant social sharing! Looking for an animated lock screen? You can also set a slo-mo clip as your background and watch it every time you unlock the phone!
Concerned about timing? You can set an action square on the screen to ensure you don't miss the moment. When the Galaxy S9 Plus spots motion in that square, the 960FPS will kick in!
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) has been the go-to method for improving smartphone photography for many years. With the S9 range, Samsung has improved the feature, further helping to eliminate blur caused by shaky hands.
Finally, if you were ever worried about filling up your phone then have no fear. Samsung has teamed up with Google to provide unlimited cloud storage on Google Photos.
It might be the industry's favourite buzzword right now, however, there are practical applications for AR that Samsung has been at the forefront of for many years.
Improving on a feature they introduced some time ago, Samsung's Live Translation powered by Bixby Vision can instantly translate text written in several languages via the camera.
On holiday and not sure what a sign or menu says? Just load up Live Translation and point the camera towards your mystery text. The words should then be translated for you - on screen - in real time.
Bixby Vision can also be used to provide additional information on the world around you. Turn the system on and point your camera towards a building, object or even a plate of food. Bixby Vision will process the image and scour the Internet for extra details and overlay them on screen.
And for a bit of fun, Samsung has also introduced AR Emoji. Take a selfie and the Galaxy S9 can create an avatar of yourself that mimics gestures and expressions. Once set up, your AR emoji avatar can be sent via popular messaging applications. You can also update their look in the future with clothing, hairstyles and accessories!
Already commended for manufacturing some of the most sumptuous smartphones ever constructed throughout 2017, Samsung has iterated and perfected the look and feel of the S9 range.
Curved edge-to-edge display. Slimline edging that contours to comfortably fit most hand sizes. An 18:9 ratio screen with near bezel-less edging to get the absolute largest display size possible in a handheld package. All of this, available in an array of metallic colour finishes, creates one of the most beautiful handheld devices ever released.
The Infinity Display offers true black reproduction courtesy of Samsung's brightest ever Super AMOLED panel, with dynamic contrast that adjusts the output to best suit the ambient light around you.
Beyond the screen, the S9 features a stereo speaker set up tuned by AKG and enhanced with Dolby Atmos for a cinematic surround effect.
On the rear of the handset, Samsung has repositioned the fingerprint sensor below the camera for a more ergonomic placement. 3D Touch is also supported on the invisible home key, situated on the bottom of the front panel.
Built into the phone from the hardware level, Samsung Knox is industry-leading business-grade protection available on all high-end Galaxy devices.
If you need to use Knox, just open the Secure Folder app installed on the phone. This lets you configure a portion of your phone's storage to securely keep files, documents and even entire app profiles partitioned from the rest of your device's content.
Suitable for both the Qi and PMA standards, simply place your Samsung Galaxy S9 on to a compatible powered pad or surface. No more cables!
Introduced with the S8 range, DeX (Desktop Experience) allows you to turn Galaxy S9 into a portable PC.
Using any of Samsung's official DeX docking stations, the system will output a desktop UI to a connected monitor, allowing for fully windowed applications and cross-app support.
*Since September 2013, Samsung has implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only has access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||Samsung Experience UI|
|Speed||Octa Core (4x 2.8 GHz & 4x 1.7 GHz)|
|Make/Model||Samsung Exynos Octa 9810|
|Other||Mali-G72 MP18 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||400 GB|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||QHD 1440 x 2960 (~571 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on display, Blue-light filter, 4K UHD certified|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||UK MODEL: FDD B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(800), B28(700), B32(1500), B66(AWS- 3) TDD B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500) | EU MODEL: FDD 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700) TDD B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)|
|Speed||LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps|
|Functions||A2DP, LE, aptX, ANT|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||USB Type-C (USB 3.1)|
|Power||USB Type-C (1.0)|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home / Samsung Smart View|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Bixby Assistant|
|Other||Invisible home button / rear-mounted fingerprint sensor|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Phase detection autofocus and LED flash|
|Camera Lens||f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm|
|Other||OIS, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC / FLAC player|
|Formats||MP4 / DivX / XviD / H.265 player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||163 grams (5.75 oz)|
|Software||Google Play, Google Apps, Samsung Apps, Samsung Pay, Bixby Virtual Assistant, Samsung DeX support|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel, IP68 (dust and water-resistant to 1.5m for 30 mins), Qi wireless charging|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SD / memory card slot?
Yes. This phone supports Micro SDXC cards with up to 256GB of storage.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone uses a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes. This phone is compatible on international LTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700).
Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area.
Does this phone have a removable battery?
No. The battery is sealed and not user-replaceable.
Does this phone have a virtual assistant?
Yes. The Bixby assistant is available and can be activated with a button on the side of the phone
Is this phone water resistant?
Yes, the handset is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance
What charger does this phone use?
This phone uses a USB Type-C connector. Fast charging is supported.
Does this phone have wireless charging?
Yes. It is compatible with both Qi and PMA wireless charging units.
Can I use Android Pay?
Yes. The phone has NFC to initiate contactless payments. Samsung Pay can also be used.
Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear pf the phone.
Additionally there is Iris (eye-print) unlocking and face detection.