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Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

We take a look at what you get in the box with the new Galaxy S9 Plus.

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Andrew Lanxon
Andrew is CNET's go-to guy for product coverage and lead photographer for Europe. When not testing the latest phones, he can normally be found with his camera in hand, behind his drums or eating his stash of home-cooked food. Sometimes all at once.
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Samsung's new superphone is here, so we cracked open the box to see what treasures lie inside.

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CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt brought the phone back from Samsung's stand to our hotel.

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Here's the box! It still has the Shiny branding.

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It opens...

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Lifting the packaging out of the way.

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Tipping the phone out.

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The phone appears.

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It's always satisfying peeling off the protective plastic film.

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Though getting the little bits of film off the edges proved more challenging.

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A USB charger is included, of course. In this case, a two-pronged one for European plugs.

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The AKG headphones that come with the phone are pretty good.

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And you can actually plug them into the phone thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom.

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"Do not accept if seal is broken"

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It lives!

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The headphones, before they become a tangled mess in your pocket.

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A USB type C cable is included for charging and transferring data.

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