Samsung revealed Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. Earlier, We have reported about the specifications bump, better camera, and the release date. The devices are equipped with the latest Qualcomm processor, Reimagined Camera, and Infinity display. Doubts aside, this is one of the anticipated Android devices of this year. Samsung has retained the old design but bumped the devices with new hardware and changed the fingerprint placement. Like they already said, this is more of a component upgrade than a design change.
Let’s get a detailed analysis of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
The design is similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8. It has Super AMOLED Infinity Display, Quad HD+ screen. The display size is 5.8-inches on the Galaxy S9 and 6.2-inches on the Galaxy S9 Plus. Both the devices have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and the back, just like the predecessors. They have considerably reduced the bezel and also repositioned the fingerprint sensor to be more accessible.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is powerful than any other devices on the market right now. Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while Galaxy S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both devices have the capacity to expand up to 400GB with microSD. Audio has been upgraded a little, the stereo speakers are tuned by Harmon’s AKG. Harman’s AKG is a subsidiary of Samsung brand. Galaxy S9 doesn’t come with dual front-facing speakers but it is designed in such a way to deliver the best output. The stereo speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos technology. Galaxy S9 comes with a 3,000mAh battery, while the larger Galaxy S9+ comes with a 3,500mAh battery. The device supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0, which can be used to charge wirelessly.
Since the leaks started pouring in, everything pointed towards a better camera for low-light and slow-motion videos. Samsung has been doing a lot of advertisements with the reimagined camera as the focus. Galaxy S9 boasts a single camera but the Galaxy S9+ boasts a dual camera, just like the Galaxy Note 8. The main 12-megapixel sensor has a mechanical dual aperture. Dual aperture (f/2.4, f/1.5) helps shoot stunning photos in bright daylight to low light respectively. Reimagined camera has to be tested whether it holds what Samsung claims.
The secondary camera on the Galaxy S9+ also boasts a 12-megapixel lens, but it comes with a 2x optical zoom. The telephoto lens is used to take photos of objects further away and also to take bokeh shots, Samsung calls it “Live Focus”. The new Slow-motion feature can shoot video up to 960 frames per second. Currently, this feature supports up to 720p resolution. The algorithm can predict the exact moment of when to slow down. Samsung has introduced one more addition to utilizing the new sensors placed in the front camera. AR Emoji, which can be used to change your face into any animated characters. Samsung has partnered with Disney to import some of the characters to AR Emoji.
Samsung’s Virtual Assistant Bixby is still going strong with the dedicated button on the new devices. Bixby comes with an upgrade, Bixby Vision. It offers live translation, real-time currency conversion and detects the calories present in the food when pointing the camera at it.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be up for pre-order on March 2 in the United States. It comes in Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray and Coral Blue colors. The devices will be on sale from March 16.
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