Samsung Galaxy S9 - UK Price And Release Date Revealed

By James O Malley on at

Following this evening's official Samsung Galaxy S9 unveiling, Samsung has announced when British customers will be able to get their hands on the new flagship.

You'll be able to pre-order one from 6pm this evening (so from basically right now), and the phone will ship on the 16th March in the UK from both Samsung's official store and "select retailers" (we'll be stunned if every major network isn't carrying the phone). If you pre-order, you'll also get your phone a week earlier than everyone else - on March 9th.

Both the S9 and S9+ will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple.

So now what about the price? The S9 will be £739 and the S9+ will be £869. So still cheaper than the iPhone X!

Read More: Tom's Expansive Hands-On With the Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE

Here's EE's press release describing their deals:

"Available from EE in Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black, the Galaxy S9 is available to pre-order on an EE Essential plan from £53 a month with a one-off cost of £150 on a 24-month contract, which includes 4GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is available on the same 24-month plan for £63 a month.

"Customers wanting to get the ultimate smartphone package can pre-order the Galaxy S9 on one of EE’s Max plans and receive a launch offer of 60GB of monthly data for the price of 20GB and unlimited calls and texts on a £68 a month, 24-month plan with an upfront cost of just £10. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is available with the same 24-month plan for £78 a month.

"EE Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ customers on a Max plan can enjoy the network’s fastest 4G speeds as well as inclusive access to the BT Sport app – enabling them to bring sport to life with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+’s dual edge infinity screen. EE Max plan customers also have the ability to use their calls, text and data allowance in 53 destinations across the world, including: the US, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. Customers can also benefit from EE’s Annual Upgrade programme, meaning they can get the latest smart phone every year.

"EE is also giving Samsung fans the opportunity to save £250 when they trade-in their existing Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on selected plans*. For example, EE Max customers can trade in their old phone and get the S9 for no upfront cost on a £58 per month, 24-month contract, giving them 60GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts."

Samsung Galaxy S9 on O2

O2 will be offering the S9 and the S9+ on its refresh tariff:

"For the S9

"Prices start from £44 per month on S9
£209.99 upfront then £44 a month for 1GB of data OR £89.99 upfront then £49 a month for 1GB of data
Our data offer starts from £56 a month, £49.99 up front for 15GB of data (5GB + 10GB Extra Data)
Our Yearly Upgrade and Free Screen Replacement starts from £64 a month, £49.99 up front for 50GB of data (20GB + 30GB Extra Data)

"For the S9+

"Prices start from £49 per month on S9+
£209.99 upfront then £49 a month for 1GB of data OR £89.99 up front then £54 a month for 1GB of data
Our Data offer starts from £61 a month, £49.99 up front for 15GB of data (5GB + 10GB Extra Data)
Our Yearly Upgrade and Free Screen Replacement starts from £69 a month, £49.99 up front for 50GB of data (20GB + 30GB Extra Data)

Samsung Galaxy S9 on Three

"Following the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at MWC today, we are pleased to confirm that Three UK will be ranging the device in all colours (Midnight Black, Lilac Purple and Coral Blue).

"The new Samsung Galaxy S9 launches on Three with an amazing 12 months Netflix included, when taken with a 12GB (or above) data Advanced Plan.

"For those choosing the new device on Three, there are several benefits such as streaming the latest shows and music without eating into data, roaming in 71 worldwide destinations at no extra cost, 4G at no extra cost, plus access to weekly rewards and free stuff through our Wuntu app.

"The Samsung Galaxy S9 also supports Three’s 4G Super-Voice, allowing the signal to travel much further into buildings, so calls, texts and browsing can be done in places you couldn’t before.

"The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be available from Three, from £79 upfront cost, plus £52 (£57 for S9 Plus) per month with 30GB of data, or £79 upfront cost and £49 (£54 for S9 Plus) per month with 12GB of data - on Three’s Advanced Plan with All-You-Can-Eat minutes and texts."

Samsung Galaxy S9 on Vodafone

"Customers can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S9 with 16GB of data for the price of 4GB on a Red Extra 16GB plan, which also includes unlimited texts and unlimited minutes for £59 per month (£29 upfront cost). Customers can also choose the Samsung Galaxy S9+ on the same plan for £63 per month (£99 upfront cost).

"Alternatively, customers can opt for 32GB of data for the price of 8GB on a Red Entertainment 32GB plan which includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and a choice of Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass which is £65 per month (£29 upfront cost) for the Samsung Galaxy S9 or £69 per month (£99 upfront cost) for the Samsung Galaxy S9+.

"Plus, any customer who opts for a Red Extra or Red Entertainment plan can also choose to include a Chat, Social, Music or Video Vodafone Pass – where customers can enjoy a selection of their favourite apps without running down their monthly data allowance for a small monthly fee. Furthermore, customers can take advantage of the Combo Pass which includes all four Passes for just £15 a month!"

Samsung Galaxy S9 on Virgin

"The S9 will be available from Virgin Mobile from just £31 a month, with prices for the S9+ starting from just £36 a month. Virgin Mobile customers can get their hands on either of the new Samsung devices without having to pay anything upfront and will also get data rollover and data-free WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter as standard. Virgin Mobile is offering the S9 and S9+ on 24 month and 36 month contracts.

"Customers who opt to Trade In their existing smartphone can get up to £400 cashback when they pre-order the S9 or S9+.

"The S9 and S9+ will also be available on Virgin Mobile’s brand new Truly Unlimited tariff, created exclusively for Virgin Media broadband, TV and landline customers. Truly Unlimited is the UK’s most generous data package, with no limits, caps or speed restrictions. Eligible customers can enjoy unlimited data, minutes and texts for just £25 a month as a 12 month SIM Only deal or included as part of their handset loan deal."

Samsung Galaxy S9 on Sky

"Sky Mobile today announced Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, are available to pre-order at sky.com/shop/mobile ahead of release on 16th March 2018. Prices for the new phones start from just £33 per month on a Swap24 plan.

"Customers that pre-order the new device with Sky Mobile by 15th March will also get 10GB free data added to their Sky Piggybank. Sky Mobile’s Roll automatically rolls over any unused data into a customer’s Piggybank every month and is saved for up to three years. There’s no limit to the amount they can store and if they run out of data they can simply dip into their Piggybank whenever they like.

"The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will both be available on Sky Mobile’s Swap24 and Swap12 plans. With Sky Mobile, all new and existing customers who pre-order before 9th March will get their new phone delivered up to seven days early.

"Swap24 gives customers the lowest monthly price on both phones with the option to upgrade after two years, while Swap12 guarantees customers the option to upgrade after 12 months - ideal for those who want to get the latest Samsung Galaxy every year, with no upgrade fees with either payment plan. See pricing table below for more details.

"The Samsung Galaxy S9 starts from just £33 a month on a Swap24 plan, with 500MB of data and Unlimited Calls & Texts*, while the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is £38 on the same plan. Customers wanting more data can select 1GB, 5GB and 10GB monthly allowances for an additional £5, £10 or £15 per month respectively."

Samsung Galaxy S9 at Carphone Warehouse

"Those looking to trade-in their old Samsung device can benefit from a saving of £390 on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ when bought Sim-free with a SIM-only contract, meaning the latest Samsung S9 handset will be available for £349 upfront at £30 per month with 50GB on Vodafone and comes with 12 months free entertainment including Spotify.

"Customers not trading-in their Samsung device can also make significant savings when buying the S9 and S9+ Sim-free with a Sim-only contract, making a saving of £140 on both devices on the same Vodafone contract. Those simply looking to purchase the Samsung S9 or S9+ Sim-free can get their hands on the device for £739 and £869 respectively.

"Meanwhile, pay monthly customers looking to get their hands on the latest Samsung S9 can pick up the device for an upfront cost of £249.99 at £37 per month for 12GB of data on O2. In addition, for data lovers, the device is also available from £99.99 upfront at £49 per month for 20GB of data on O2. Customers looking to trade in their old handset can make great savings on the latest Samsung S9, snapping up the device for free on both O2 contracts. Customers can also pick up the device for £29.99 at £58 per month for 25GB of data on EE.

"For those pay monthly customers interested in the Samsung S9+, the hot new device is available for £99.99 upfront at £63 per month for 25GB of data on EE and £99.99 upfront at £62 per month for 16GB data on Vodafone. Customers can also get the latest device for £279.99 upfront at £49 per month for 20GB of data on O2, with those customers who wish to trade-in their old Samsung device able to benefit from great savings, getting their hands on the device for £9.99 upfront on the same O2 contract."


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