Here we go for the most expected & fully loaded smartphone at the MWC event in Barcelona as the Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus have been unveiled. With it, one of the most popular Android phone series seems to be preserved that has brought many possible improvements that are necessary for making a smartphone more perfect. This time it has brought back the very familiar body of S8 but with an upgraded camera having dual aperture support. Both the handsets are expected to be available for pre-order from 2nd of March, 2018 that is expected to be getting into the stores by 16th of March, 2018.
While taking on the design from the predecessor, the S9 features a great display of 5.8 inches & 6.2 inches in S9 Plus, that have 18:5:9 aspect ratio with curved sides. Both the phones have Super AMOLED displays having a glass at the back & front with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. Another major change in S9 as compared with the earlier model is the fingerprint scanner that has been moved from the right of the Camera to below it like most of the other phones.
An Upgraded Camera Packed Under A Familiar Body In S9, Unveiled At MWC 2018
The all-new Camera of the S9 has only a single lens while the S9 plus has a dual camera in it. Samsung has introduced its first camera having a mechanically adjustable aperture that can be adjusted between a very bright f/1.5 to a smaller f/2.4, that depends on the surrounding exposure conditions. The bright aperture brings in 28 percent more light than the S8’s f/1.7 lens, and the f/2.4 aperture is said to help prevent overexposure in bright scenes. Also one can easily switch between the camera app for adjusting the apertures as necessary, or you can manually control them using the pro mode in the app.
Additionally, the S9’s 12-megapixel camera sensor also includes second-generation dual-pixel autofocus tech for faster and more reliable focusing, improved multi-frame noise reduction for a claimed 30 percent better low-light performance, and the ability to record slow-motion video at up to 960 frames per second (at 720p resolution). Another integration with the new camera app is Samsung’s take on the iPhone X’s Animoji, which it calls AR Emoji that lets the user capture an image of your their face, and using over 100 points, it builds a custom 3D character with user’s features. The app then creates 18 animated GIF “stickers” that are accessible on the keyboard for use in messaging apps.
The Galaxy S9 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor that has a support of 4GB RAM in S9 & 6GB RAM in S9 plus having a storage capacity of 64GB as internal that can be extended further through microSD cards. The Galaxy S9 has a battery capacity of 3000 mAh while the S9 plus gets 3500 mAh of backup. Both the devices are water resistant certified by the IP68 standard, have fast charge support (wired & wireless). The S9 & S9 plus models will come with Android 8.0 Oreo running & both will work with the same Gear VR which was launched with Note 8 & with the Daydream View headset too.
S9 & S9 Plus Availability & Price
As I talked about the availability earlier also both the handsets are expected to be available for pre-order from 2nd of March, 2018 that is expected to be getting into the stores by 16th of March, 2018. The S9 will also be available on all major carriers in US & also the unlocked one directly from Samsung. The Galaxy S9 price is $719.99 for an unlocked model (or $30/month over 24 months) and the Galaxy S9 Plus price is $839.99 for unlocked (or $35/month over 24 months) from Samsung official website. While the carrier price ranges from $720 and $840 to $800 and $930. The devices will be available in Black, Blue & Purple color variants and additionally, a Grey variant will also be available internationally.