Verizon thinks storage might be what’s keeping away potential Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 buyers from the checkout line. To give consumers extra options, the carrier will soon carry beefy 128GB and 256GB variants of Samsung’s newest Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
We knew beforehand Samsung was producing high storage capacities for those in need of even more storage beyond the microSD card slot, but these variants have not made way to carriers. Samsung’s latest Android flagships have been under-performing a bit despite how great they are, but this might grab some people’s attention so long as they have a fat wallet and can fit a large bill.
On the Verizon Open Development site, three Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models have been spotted. There’s a 64GB (currently being offered), 128GB and 256GB. The upper two are not yet up for sale, but if this is not a hint that they will, I don’t know what is.
The two devices appear to have been certified, meaning they could go up for sale very soon. We don’t know when that will be but we’d image some time in the next few weeks. If initial sales do well and others take notice, we may just see the larger storage variants make way to other carriers, but don’t get your hopes up yet.
I cannot wait to hear the pricing on these bad boys (not!). Hopefully there will be more than just one color to choose from and some kind of incentive as well to get the price down. If you’re interested, drop a comment below letting us know why you need all this storage, and be sure to check the Verizon site periodically for the imminent release.