Samsung has just released its brand new flagship mobiles. The tech giant made this announcement at MWC2018. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+ resemble closely to Galaxy S8 for their design. However, they store advanced top-end features such as SmartThings app, improved Bixby, camera system, and Knox 3.1 for defense-grade security.
Specs and Features of S9 and S9+
The Infinity Display braces the front of the Galaxy S9 and sports a 5.8-inch display. The S9+ is larger and has a 6.2-inch screen. Both the devices are water and dust resistant with a thinness of 8.5mm. The fingerprint sensor is placed underneath the camera sensor. The devices are equipped with a new verification called ‘Intelligent Scan’ that smartly makes use of the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology. This quickens the unlock functionality on a user’s phone.
The Fingerprint sensor also allows users to use a specific fingerprint for accessing Secure Folder, which is often different from the print used to simply unlock the handset. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer stereo speakers tuned by AKG, plus the immersive audio with Dolby Atmos. Fueled by Octa-core, 10 nm processor, the Galaxy S9 packs in 4GB of RAM, and the S9+ stores 6GB of RAM. You can avail them in 64GB and 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 400GB.
Coming to the camera, the S9 casts a single super speed dual aperture 12-megapixel camera. The S9+, on the other hand, offers a dual-camera system at the back offering a dual-aperture wide-angle camera along with a telephoto camera on the back. Both the devices present Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and aperture f/1.5 to f/2.4 for capturing life-like images even in low light conditions.
The S9 and S9+ can record super slow-motion videos at 960 frames per second. The Automatic Motion Detection functionality allows auto-recording by simply detecting movement in the frame. Once the Super Slow-mo video is shot, the S9 and the S9+ can automatically select the background music for the video. You can further customize this music from 35 different presets. You can also add your favorite tune to it from your playlist.
With the help of real-time object detection and recognition, Bixby can quickly generate information right on top of the image that the camera is pointing at. This Live Translation allows real-time language translation as well as currency conversion. Bixby also makes the path to purchase products that are seen in the real world.
The SmartThings app available on the new phones successfully manages every facet of the connected lifestyle, be it at home, the office or on the go. Just like Apple’s Animoji, Samsung has also unveiled AR Emoji. This lets users create an emoji just by analyzing a 2D image of the user. Then, it creates a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are available in Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Midnight Black, and a new hue, Lilac Purple. The shipping will start from March 16, 2018. In India, you can pre-book their S9 &/or S9+ for Rs. 2000 from the company website. The S9 is roughly priced at 46,600 INR and the S9+ will cost you 54,400 INR.