Samsung announces 128GB and 256GB variants of the Galaxy S9

The past few iterations of Samsungs Galaxy flagships never had an issue when it came to storage since it was expandable with a microSD card. This is one of the major selling points against Apples iPhones, which have never offered such expandability.

Today, Samsung is announcing that it will begin offering new storage tiers of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with new 128GB and 256GB capacities. Although the standard-tier is 64GB of storage, having more storage on-board is easier to manage for those whod rather not juggle photos and content onto a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

These new storage options will be available to pre-order on starting on May 1 and will be exclusively available from Samsungs website starting on May 18. This means that you wont see larger storage options from your carrier.

If youd like to know what this would cost you: the Galaxy S9 with 128GB and 256GB will cost $769 and $889, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S9+ with 128GB will go for $819 and the larger 256GB one will run you $939. All storage options will be available in all colors: Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black.

In addition, those who purchase any size Galaxy S9 or S9+, including the 64GB option, will be eligible to get a free paid of Gear Icon X (2018) earbuds or buy a Gear S3 Frontier for $99.