Samsung Galaxy S9 range gets a little better – new versions coming soon

Samsung has announced its Galaxy S9 smartphone range will now be available in 128GB and 256GB storage configurations in the United States.

The devices will be available to pre-order on Tuesday May 1 and will free US buyers from the maximum 64GB configurations available.

Now both the S9 and S9+ models will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, exclusively from Samsung.com, with the release confirmed for May 18.

The cost of the the upgrade is $50 per storage leap, which is unlikely to appeal to most savvy buyers who know they can boost the storage well beyond 256GB with a microSD card.

Both the S9 and the S9+ can be boosted by 400GB microSD cards.

Related: Best smartphones

In the UK, the Galaxy S9+ can be purchased with 128GB of storage, while the standard Galaxy S9 only comes with 64GB of storage.

Whether Samsung plans to roll out the higher storage models in the UK remains to be seen, but we would hope they appear sooner rather than later.

The S9 range has been on sale since March 11 in the UK and the US. However, the launch of higher storage models, more than six weeks later, might perturb some early adopters.

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 Deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 3GB of data on O2 (use code TRUSTED10)

If you're in the market for a low-cost contract on a high end phone, then this offering from O2 is exactly what you need. Not only can save £10 on the upfront cost using the code TRUSTED10, but you'll also have access to all of O2's perks, including O2 priority.

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 50GB of data on O2 (cashback deal)

A massive amount of data for a low monthly price and nothing to pay upfront. It's worth noting that this is a cashback deal to take the equivalent monthly price down.

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 15GB of data on O2

At just a little extra each month, you can nearly double your data with O2. If you're partial to a fair bit of Netflix on your commute then this is the best contract to go for.

It begs the question why Samsung couldn’t have released these phones alongside the lower-storage models in the first place.

If anything, it punishes those who rush to get their hands on the new flagships at the earliest opportunity.

Many might wonder why the 256GB didn’t go on sale as a more exclusive option for those who sought out the device upon the immediate release.

Do you think Samsung is right to release the higher storage versions of the S9 later now? Drop us a line @TrustedRevuews on Twitter.

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor