Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are official
Finally they are here. Samsung launched their new smartphones at MWC 2018. The all new Samsung Galaxy S9 series is official now. The company launched the new smartphones Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the MWC 2018 event. As expected, the biggest improvements are in the camera department, with a variable aperture sensor on the primary rear camera on both phones, and a dual rear camera setup on the bigger Galaxy S9+. The phones are being launched in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and Titanium Grey colours, and will be available from March 16 in select markets. No pricing information has been provided.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will also come with a new AR Emoji feature, which is the company’s own take on Animoji seen in iPhone X and Bitmoji, a well-known app. 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. There will be 18 different expressions that a user can send, says Samsung. AR Animoji will let users customise the skin tone, clothes, etc of their character as well. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ continue with the same size as the previous S8, which is 3000 mAh and 3500 mAh respectively. The phones are powered by Android 8.0 Oreo with TouchWiz UI on top. Galaxy S9+ camera is 12MP +12MP with dual OIS on the back. The wide-angle 12MP sensor has F/1.5 and F/2.4 aperture while the telephoto lens is also 12MP with f/2.4 aperture.
On the specifications front, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be powered by the Exynos 9810 octa-core processor in international markets, which includes India. In the US, the phones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. The RAM/Storage specifications for Galaxy S9 are 4GB RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB, while Galaxy S9+ has the following specifications 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB. The colour variants for the Galaxy S9 are Black, Blue, Titanium Gray and new Lilac Purple version.