The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 was held on Sunday Barcelona, Spain and Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were also officially launched. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have arrived with flagship specifications, premium design, and expensive pricing. Let’s introduce these flagships with you.
Design and Display
If we talk about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 design, both are premium looking smartphones and come in multiple colors like Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue and the new Lilac Purple. Some design changes also happen like the repositioned fingerprint scanner that now sits below the rear camera, less rounded corners and slightly reduced bezels.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ measure 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm and weighs 163 grams and 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm and weights 189 grams respectively. Both smartphones are curved towards the edges on the front and rear.Their aluminum frame that is flanked with curved Gorilla Glass panels on both sides. Both smartphones come with IP68 certification means S9 and S9+ are waterproof and dustproof smartphones.
Chipset, Storage, and Battery
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with Snapdragon 845 chipset and Exynos 9810 chipset. The Snapdragon 845 chipset powered Galaxy S9 and S9+ models are set in North America and China market. The rest of the world will be receiving their Exynos 9810 chipset models. Both the phones are packed with 64 GB of native storage and support for microSD card.
The Galaxy S9 comes with 4 GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage and 3,000mAh battery whereas the larger S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage and 3500mAh battery. Both S9 and S9+ support microSD card and Quick Charge 2.0 and wireless charging. Now let’s talk about the main highlight of these smartphones i.e. Camera.
Camera, and Other Features
The South Korean company highlights camera of Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. A new camera that operates more like a human eye, which expands and contracts its iris. The new Dual Aperture lens can toggle between f/1.5 and f/2.4 depending on the lighting condition. The Galaxy S9 comes with 12-megapixel single rear camera setup. The S9+ feature 12-megapixel dual rear camera setup with the variable aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4. The lens is also equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and dual pixel autofocus.
On both smartphones, the front-facing 8-megapixel camera is equipped with single LED Flash. Both smartphones are capable to shoot 4K videos at 60 fps in the new HVEC format.
The stereo speaker of S9 and S9+ tuned by AKG with support for Dolby Atmos. Now, these Galaxies are also equipped with 3.5mm audio jack.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ both come with improved security features like improved KNOX and Intelligent Scan that combines iris scanner and face recognition. The fingerprint reader is also available on both smartphones.
Both flagships pack with customized Android 8.o Orio. You can also create your own Emojis. Both smartphones front-facing camera can be used to create 3D avatars called AR Emoji. The S9 duo can automatically make animated emoji sticker relying on the 3D avatar.
The South Korean company has already started the pre-bookings of both smartphones in India. According to leaked the 64 GB and 128 GB Galaxy S9 models will carry respective MRP pricing of Rs. 62,500 and Rs. 71,000. On the other hand, the 64 GB and 256 GB variants of the Galaxy S9+ will have respective MRP price tag of Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 79,000. There is a possibility that the Galaxy S9 duo may arrive with lower pricing at launch.
Customers who are interested in buying the Galaxy S9 or S9+ can visit Samsung’s site and make an upfront payment of Rs. 2,000.