After series of renders leaks and rumours of the Samsung much-awaited flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are finally been unveiled today in MWC18 Barcelona.The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are already up for pre-orders via Samsung Online store in India by just paying Rs.2000 for pre-booking the device.The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are expected to be going on sale on March 16 and will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, and Lilac Purple.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with the same old design with metal and Glass back as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ but with slight design changes on the back and updated internals.The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ weigh 163 grams and 189 grams respectively.The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are 8.5 mm thick, which is slightly thicker and heavier than the predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ sports 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches curved Infinity Super AMOLED QHD+ display with a resolution of 2960*1440p and having an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 which is exactly the same as the predecessor.Both the smartphone’s display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
The major improvement is in terms of updated internals as the US or China variant of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be powered by SD845 SoC and other parts of the world will receive the Exynos 9810 SoC variant.The Samsung Galaxy S9 is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage and Samsung Galaxy S9+ 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage space.Both the devices have the option to add microSD cards up to 400GB.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the first S-series device featuring the new Dual camera setup whereas the Samsung Galaxy S9 features a single camera on the back.Samsung Galaxy S9 features 12MP rear camera with Dual Tone Dual LED flash, a variable aperture of F1.5/F2.4 and can record Super Slo-mo videos at 480fps whereas the Samsung Galaxy S9+ features dual camera setup with primary sensor of 12MP which act as Wide-angle lens, AF, variable aperture of F1.5/F2.4, LED flash, Slo-mo video recording @960fps and secondary telephoto lens of 12MP with an aperture of f/2.4 with Dual OIS.Both the devices have got the same 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.7 as the predecessor.
The new feature on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ with a variable aperture of F1.5/F2.4 which automatically adjust the aperture based on background lighting condition, for example, it will automatically click a picture with an aperture of f/1.5 on low-light condition and will set back the aperture to f/2.4 on well light condition.Both the devices will also feature Face Intelligent Scan or what we call it as Face Unlock which was leaked earlier.Samsung has also launched new AR mode which is nothing but iPhone X Animoji feature so that one can create animation using the selfie camera and can be exported to a video file or stickers and use the standard AGIF file format so that one can share the animation to your loved ones on Social media.
This is the first time Samsung flagship is featuring the AKG powered stereo speakers. Yes, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will feature AKG tuned stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos support.Both the devices come with rear-mounted fingerprint scanner just below the camera lens and will also feature IRIS scanner on the front.Both the devices also come with an IP68 rating which makes the device dust and water resistant.
The connectivity option includes Dual SIM/Single SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band Wifi, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, NFC, VHT80 MU-MIMO, MST, USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 standards, and 3.5 mm audio port.The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+will be running on Android Oreo with Samsung Experience UI on top.All this is fueled by 3000 mAh battery on Samsung Galaxy S9 and 3500 mAh battery Samsung Galaxy S9+ which unchanged when compared with the predecessor.
As of now Indian pricing and availability has not been announced and is expected to go on sale globally from March 16.The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are priced at $719.99 (Rs.48,000/-) and $839.99 (Rs.54,600/-) in the US for unlocked variants whereas £739 (Rs.67,000/-) and £869 (Rs.78,900/-) in the UK and 849 Euros (Rs.67,545/-), 949 Euros (Rs.75,600/-) and 1,049 Euros (83,400/-) for 256GB S9+ in Europe.If you pre-book the device you will get the smartphone within a week after March 7.
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