Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Specifications, features, price and release date
Finally after the lots of leaks and rumor the most awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ has been unveiled at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018– Barcelona. In short it is “Sexy Beast” it looks stunning from every angle. By each passing year the flagship definition is redefined and new standards are set. The spotlight of the event was Samsung launching Galaxy S9 & S9+. All senses were focused at Samsung at the event (MWC).
Now without wasting time here we present the clear picture of the new flagship from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Display and Dimensions
Both flagship phones come with Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960×1440). Infinity Display: a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen. But the S9 got more pixels per inch than S9+ i.e. 570ppi (S9) and 549ppi (S9+). This time Samsung has actually made their new flagship thicker from last year flagship S8.
The S9 is 8.5mm thick and weighs 163g with display size of 5.8inches while the S9+ has same thickness of 8.5mm and weighs 189g with display size of 6.2inches.
The wow factor of the S9 is their camera’s ability to capture videos at an insane rate of 960 fps (frames per second)! That’s really insane, it means you can fit 0.2second of video in 6 seconds it’s that slow. So now you don’t need a dedicated slo-mo camera but your S9.
Finally after a year Samsung has come up with dual lens setup (Except Note 8) but for that you have to go for S9+ as only S9+ has the dual lens (12MP+12MP) setup at back while the S9 has 12MP single lens sitting at the back. While both have same front facing camera of 8MP and that too with feature of face recognition and live text translation from almost all major languages which is great when you are in an alien place.
Another cool feature is AR (Augmented Reality) i.e. a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
The heart and Brain
Firstly both devices run on latest Android Oreo 8.0. The new S9 and S9+ are powered by latest octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor which almost 30% faster than its predecessor 835. The device sports 4GB and 6GB on S9 and S9+ respectively for super smooth experience.
The base model comes with 64GB of internal storage and 256GB variant is also available (no 128GB variant) with microSD slot to extend the storage upto 400GB. The GPU of both the devices is Adriano 540 which can easily handle almost all graphic intensive games.
The S9 is fueled by 3000mAh non-removable li-ion battery and S9+ has a bigger battery of 3500mAh.
Last year the fingerprint sensor was pain in the axx as it was difficult to reach to the sensor. So learning from the mistake this time they have moved the fingerprint sensor below the camera. One more good news is Samsung has retained the 3.5mm jack!
Speakers on Samsung are by Dolby atoms (tuned by AKG Harman) which seems like sound is coming from all direction. Now for better sound experience Samsung has combined the front and bottom speakers work together.
Samsung has also improved the security by combining facial recognition and iris scanner together to make it work in more situations.
The device is also IP68 waterproof and dust resistant. Now use S9 in rain and even in pool provided you don’t go deeper than 1.5m as suggested by Samsung.
The device sports dual 4G hybrid sim slot. S9 offers Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC to help you pay through your phone and many other standard sensors like Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Compass, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Pressure sensor. The phone has USB type-C which is becoming new standard these days.
The devices are now available in retail stores from 16th of March 2018 and through partnered platforms like Flipkart in India.
The prices are-
S9 price- Rs. 57,900 (64GB)
S9+ price- Rs. 64,900 (64GB)
Also Read- Samsung Galaxy S8
That’s all for now about the new “Samsung galaxy S9 and S9+”. Let us know what you feel about the new Samsung flagships in the comment section.