After several rumors and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus was finally officially revealed at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The smartphone comes with a lot of new features and some very excellent design choices. This time Samsung listened to all the feedback from all its users to create something perfect. Here are all the features showcased at the event, so guys get ready and dive in 😉
If you have been following around the internet for Samsung S9 leaks, then you might have an idea of how the Smartphone might look. They look surprisingly just like the S8’s released last year but contains some slight design changes. It retains the basic stuff like curved edges, back and front glass panels, and the headphone jack (thanks Samsung for not following the trend). The fingerprint sensor is also placed just below the camera.
Both devices feature two stereo speakers placed on both the ends of the smartphones. Samsung boasts that these speakers are the loudest ever compared to the other Samsung smartphones. The speakers also include Dolby surround technology for a complete and immersive experience.
The S9 features a 5.8-inch display and the S9 Plus features a 6.2-inch display. Both display units use Samsung’s signature Super AMOLED screen, which according to Samsung, is now more vivid and vibrant. Both displays feature a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. The phones are IP68 dust and water resistant. The users will be able to choose between black, purple, or blue color options, purple being the latest new color being included in Samsung smartphones.
Both the smartphone’s main plus point is the camera. The Galaxy S9 features a single camera while the Galaxy S9 plus features a dual camera unit. The camera is completely redesigned. It comes with a dynamic aperture; this means it adjusts the aperture of the camera (f/1.5 in over bright and f/2.4 in very dark conditions) depending on the lighting conditions, just like a human eye would, and that too instantly. In Layman terms, this means you can take quality images of any lighting conditions, whether it be super bright or super dark. The camera now also comes with an integrated processor for processing the images quickly, removing all the noise and other stuff to make your pictures look incredible.
Another major update was the super slow-mo feature. According to Samsung, you can now record super slow-mo videos at 960 fps, and mind it, it looks cool. You can even edit the recorded footage using built-in software tools, share them on social media and even export it as a GIF.
The new Samsung smartphone also follows the trend of AR emojis. This means you can create an AR version of yourself (this is as simple as snapping a selfie), which you can share with your friends and family on various social platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook. By default, the camera software generates a total of 18 different moods on your custom AR avatar. The best news is, you can even share these emojis to other users who may not be using the same operating system.
There’s not much new to be said about the dual camera unit of the Samsung S9 plus. It retains all the features of the younger model, while also adding another telescopic lens for artistic portrait shots and wide angle shots. The dual camera unit also misses on the Variable aperture system of the younger S9.
While not much of the specs were announced in the event, these are the officially confirmed specs of S8 and S8 Plus.
The smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM for the S9 and S9 Plus respectively. It comes with 64GB of internal storage and does include support for microSD cards. The Galaxy S9 has a 3,000mAh battery and the S9 plus has a 3,500mAh battery which supports both fast wired and fast wireless charging.
Both Samsung smartphones will be available for pre-order on March 2nd and will arrive in stores on March 16th. More news and content about this latest flagship will be covered on TheMicrople so stay connected.
Kuldeep Gautam loves to play video games and keep updated with the latest trends in technology. Other than that loves riding motorcycle, avid traveler and highly passionate about long trips. Click the author name for more articles from him.