Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are now official

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus were officially launched yesterday, here we take a look at what Samsung has brought to the table with their latest flagship smartphones.


Samsung Galaxy S9



The big sell on the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the camera, the features have been expanded and the latest technology delivers impressive photos and videos. The rear lens has a variable aperture, working like the human eye to automatically adapt to lighting conditions. This will let in more light when the surroundings are dark and limit light exposure in bright environments. The super slow motion feature allows you to capture superb video action and the camera boasts plenty of different shooting modes.


The phone design remains very similar to the Galaxy S8, the Infinity Display with minimal bezels makes for excellent viewing. Dolby Atmos and AKG surround sound deliver impressive audio when playing music out loud or watching videos.


Bixby is on board and has been improved with more voice-assisted options and includes Live Translation and the ability to translate text through the camera lens. You can point at street signs or other text and instantly see the translation.


A new feature is the AR emoji, you can take a snap of yourself and transform into a range of emojis. You can use these in posts, messages and more.


The new Samsung Galaxy S9 has retained some of the specifications that we saw in the previous model. You get the same 5.8-inch display with at 18.5:9 aspect ration. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard memory and this model gets the new Exynos 9810 processor. The Galaxy S9 has Android Oreo on board and there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, iris scanner and it is dust and water resistant.


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus


The Galaxy S9+ has a big Infinity display measuring 6.2-inches, the phone retains many similar features to its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The phone has a rear dual camera for bokeh effects and superb photo capture thanks to the variable aperture.



The sound quality gets a bump with stereo speakers and the fingerprint sensor moves to a more natural location on the back. The new Galaxy S9 Plus includes an iris scanner, face unlock and an expandable memory.


Samsung seems to have listened to feedback on their previous models with these new phones, moving the fingerprint sensor and adding better sound. The camera technology is certainly impressive but is it worth the big price?



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