Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus launched: Price, specifications and features.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are now official because the company launched the two new phones in Barcelona, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will battle against the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 series.
Among these new smartphones, the focus in Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is on the camera. Samsung has not changed the design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, only has decreased the bezels even further on the new phones.
The significant difference though is the Galaxy S9’s camera with Samsung adding a super-slow-motion video option, and brand-new dual-aperture specialty to assure the high-grade low-light performance.
Samsung has also performed the same Apple approach and added the dual-rear camera specialty in the Galaxy S9 Plus variant.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus will also appear with a unique AR Emoji feature which is Samsung’s AR Animoji.
Samsung’s AR Animoji will scan the user’s face and create a cartoon version of them, which can then be shared on SMS, third-party apps like WhatsApp, etc.
In Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus AR Animoji will allow users customize the skin tone, clothes, etc of their character as well.
Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications and features
The smartphone highlights a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display working at a resolution of 1440x2960pixel with a pixel density of 570ppi, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The Galaxy S9 is fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC (in the US and Europe), but for in India and other Asia Pacific regions, it will have the Exynos 9810 octa-core SoC variant.
Combined with 4GB of RAM, you can pick between 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options.
A microSD card slot for extra storage expansion up to 400GB is also available.
Galaxy S9 is the dual aperture camera lens, with f-stop between f/1.5 and f/2.4.
It is the highest aperture on any smartphone so far, and Samsung states that it will help in excellent low-light photography.
When shooting in sunny open-air situations, the aperture switches to f/2.4.
You can further adjust the aperture in manual mode. The camera has a 12-megapixel resolution, and you can additionally record super slow-motion videos at 960fps.
The camera app can automatically recognize the movements and add slow-motion effects.
In front, it has an 8-megapixel sensor of aperture f/1.7 with auto-focus.
Loaded with a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging, wireless fast charging and USB Type-C.
The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with Samsung’s custom UI.
Galaxy S9 carries fingerprint sensor, an iris scanner, and an upper-level facial recognition technology.
Additional highlights carry the IP68 rating for water and dust protection.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specifications and features
The latest Galaxy S9 Plus arrives with a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display running at a resolution of 1440x2960pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The smartphone is fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, combined with 6GB of RAM and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB onboard storage options.
The Galaxy S9 Plus At the back, hold the dual camera modules – one is a 12-megapixel variable aperture camera (ranging between f/1.5 to f/2.4) with a wide-angle lens, and other is a 12-megapixel telephoto lens of aperture f/2.4.
Collectively, the cameras serve you capture photos with DSLR-like bokeh effects and wide-angle photos too.
The telephoto lens further supports 2x lossless zoom.
In sunlight situations, the aperture of the camera automatically changes to f/2.4, and in low-light, it changes to f/1.5 to help you click excellent photos.
In front, the smartphone appears with an 8-megapixel auto-focus front camera for selfies and video calling.
A 3,500mAh battery with fast charging and wireless fast charging.
The Galaxy S9 plus runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box, with Samsung’s custom UI.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus: When will they come to India, what’s the price?
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus are officially proceeding on sale in international markets like the US, etc on March 16.
The India launch may take place after this, Samsung is further allowing pre-bookings on its online store for Rs 2000.
Samsung will possibly launch Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus phone in India by March.
Samsung Galaxy S9 begins near a cost of $720 in the US which is Rs 46,000 plus in India.
The Galaxy S9 Plus begins near a cost of $840 in the US, which is Rs 54,000.
Of course, the final pricing of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in India could be higher.