Friday, 2 March 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Announced with Variable Aperture Cameras in A Familiar Chassis

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung has just introduced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2018. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ look very similar to their predecessors, features an Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio, curved sides and glass front and back.

The 5.8-inch (S9) and 6.2-inch (S9+) screens are the same Quad HD+ Super AMOLED panels with 2960 x 1440 pixel resolutions, which has 570 ppi and 529 ppi respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Under the hood, the S9 is powered by the Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor or Samsung's Exynos 9810 SoC (depending on the region); paired with either 4GB (S9) or 6GB (S9+) of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and comes with a microSD card slot.

When it comes to the camera, the S9 has a single lens while the S9+  has a dual camera setup. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ comes with Samsung's new Dual Aperture lens technology, which the aperture can be switch between an f/1.5 and f/2.4 modes depending on exposure conditions.

Both devices use a 12MP camera sensor with OIS, Dual Pixel Autofocus technology and capable to record slow-motion video up to 960 frames per second (at 720p resolution). The secondary camera of the S9+ is also a 12MP unit with OIS, f/2.4 lens and work as 2x optical zoom.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Colours
Samsung Galaxy S9 Colours

Other specs included an 8MP f/1.7 front camera, stereo speakers, IP68 rating for dust and water resistant, 3,000 mAh (S9) or 3,500 mAh (S9+) battery, fingerprint scanner, Iris scanner and supports both fast wired and fast wireless charging.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will run on Android 8.0 Orea out of the box and will be available starting from 16 March 2018 in Malaysia. It will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will carry the price tag as below:
  • Galaxy S9 64GB: RM3,299
  • Galaxy S9+ 64GB: RM3,799
  • Galaxy S9+ 128GB: RM3,999
  • Galaxy S9+ 256GB: RM4,399

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