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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
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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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