Microsoft is selling both Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus on their online store. Hardware wise it seems like they are twins. The major difference is the software and applications.
The Microsoft version of the Samsung flagship will have applications like Excel, Skype, Cortana, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft Launcher to name a few, as mentioned in a report by Trusted Reviews.
The apps won’t come inbuilt in the Microsoft version of the latest smartphone. "A Microsoft customization is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Microsoft Edition when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi. A Microsoft representative was quoted by Trusted Reviews.
“The phones look the same as the standard version at first glance and the hardware is exactly the same. The Operating System (OS) will be the same too. It’s the apps that are different,” Digital Trends reported late on Friday.
Pre Order has begun for Microsoft version of Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, which is a limited version and delivery will start on March 16th.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio, respectively. Samsung Galaxy S9 boasts a single 12-megapixel Dual-Pixel rear camera whereas Galaxy S9+ features a dual-camera setup including a dual-pixel 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors. Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM and Galaxy S9+ offers 6GB of RAM. Both the phones are available with the inbuilt storage of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.