10 things to look forward to in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself

Pre-order the Galaxy S9 and S9+ from February 27 to March 6, 2018 and get one exclusive gift of your choice along with complimentary bundles and discount on Samsung wearables. Visit your nearest Samsung experience store or select Abenson’s or SM Appliance stores nationwide. 

samsung galaxy s9I can’t keep up with the advances of mobile phone technology.  Samsung is going to release the Galaxy S9 and S9+  which promises to deliver an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound supported by Dolby Atmos and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display – a key staple in Samsung’s design heritage. That’s a lot to take in.  The thing is the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung’s existing IoT services into one single, smart experience.

What can we look forward with the  Galaxy S9 and S9+? 

Let me share the features that Samsung shared with me. I have yet to get hold of a review unit but I will keep you updated on this.

  1. The cameras are built with a Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor with dedicated processing power and memory that can combine up to 12 frames into one amazing shot for the highest photo quality possible. The Galaxy S9 and S9+’s camera features include:
  2.  The slow-motion video captures 960 frames per second. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offers automatic Motion Detection, an intelligent feature that detects movement in the frame and automatically begins to record – all users have to do is set up the shot. After capturing the Super Slow-mo video, users can select background music from 35 different options or add a tune from their favorite playlist. Users can also easily create, edit and share GIF files with a simple tap in three playful styles of looping to watch the action over and over.
  3. Good lighting is the secret to any great photo. But often, photos are taken in less-than-ideal lighting conditions and most smartphone cameras have a fixed aperture that can’t adjust to low or bright lighting environments resulting in grainy or washed out pictures. Similar to the way the iris of a human eye expands and contracts, Samsung’s Dual Aperture[1] (F1.5 – F2.4) automatically lets in more light when it’s dark and less light when it’s too bright, taking photos that are crisp and clear anytime, anywhere.
  4.  Creating an emoji that looks, sounds and acts just like them. AR Emoji uses a data-based machine learning algorithm, which analyzes a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions, like winks and nods, for true personalization. AR Emoji shares your real-life feelings not only in video but also with a range of stickers in uses a standard AGIF file format so users can share their emojis across most third-party messaging platforms.
  5. Samsung’s intelligence platform, integrated into the camera, uses augmented reality and deep learning technologies to provide helpful information about a user’s surroundings.[2] With real-time object detection and recognition, Bixby instantly generates information directly on top of the image that the camera is pointing at. Users can translate foreign languages and currency in real time with Live Translation, learn about their surroundings.

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6. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ audio experience is complemented by Samsung’s Infinity Display. First introduced on the Galaxy S8, the bold, bright Super AMOLED Infinity Display blends right into the phone with virtually no distracting bezels. With adaptive contrast enhancement, users can use their device even in direct sunlight.

7. With DeX Pad, a new docking system, users can easily connect the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse to expand the mobile experience with enhanced document editing or even full-screen gaming.[3] Users can also transform the Galaxy S9 and S9+ into a Touch Keyboard[4] and Touch Pad with the DeX Pad.[5]

8. The devices now support expandable memory of up to 400GB and are equipped with the latest premium application processors offering powerful performance and sophisticated image processing.

9.  The phone is protected by Knox 3.1, Samsung’s latest defense-grade security platform. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ support three different biometric authentication options – iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition – so users can choose the best way to protect their device and applications. The devices support Intelligent Scan, a new verification that intelligently uses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to quickly and conveniently unlock a user’s phone in any environment. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also introduce Dedicated Fingerprint, giving users the option to use a different fingerprint to access Secure Folder than the one used to unlock the phone.

10. Health is taken  to the next level with an improved optical sensor built directly into the device, providing richer, more accurate information on user’s health status. This sensor allows the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to keep track of users’ Heart Load Factor, a new measurement of the real-time demand placed on your heart.

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To know more about the newest Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, visit samsung.com.ph or visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/SamsungPH .

 

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available starting in March 16, 2018 and will be offered in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and a new hue, Lilac Purple.

Here are the specifications of the Galaxy S9 and S9+

 

GALAXY S9

 

Display

5.8“ (18.5:9)
2960×1440 WQHD+ (570 ppi)
Super AMOLED
 

 

 

Rear Camera

12 MP F1.5 – F2.4 (dual aperture)
1.4 um pixels
AF: Dual Pixel
 

OIS

 

Front Camera

 

8 MP F1.7

Auto Focus
 

Water & Dust Resistance

 

 

IP68 (1.5 m & 30 min)

Security Intelligent Scan (Iris + Face), Fingerprint Scanner
 

Processor

Octa-core Snapdragon 845
Octa-core Exynos 9810
 

Internal Storage

 

64 GB

 

microSD

 

up to 400 GB

 

RAM

 

4 GB

 

Battery

 

3000 mAh (fixed)

 

Charging

 

USB Type-C

Wireless Charging
Special Interface DeX (w/ Dock)
 

Video Enhancement

 

Mobile HDR, Video Enhancer

 

Audio Enhancement

Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG,

Dolby Atmos,

32bit/384K, DSD support

Headphone Jack
 

Dimensions

 

147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm

 

Weight

 

163 g

 

 

 

GALAXY S9+

 

Display

6.2“ (18.5:9)
2960×1440 WQHD+ (529 ppi)
Super AMOLED
 

 

 

Rear Camera

12 MP F1.5 – F2.4 (dual aperture) +

12 MP F2.4 (2x Zoom)

1.4 um pixels (Wide-angle lens)
AF: Dual Pixel

(Wide-angle lens)

 

Dual OIS

 

Front Camera

 

8 MP F1.7

Auto Focus
 

Water & Dust Resistance

 

IP68 (1.5 m & 30 min)

Security Intelligent Scan (Iris + Face), Fingerprint Scanner
 

Processor

Octa-core Snapdragon 845
Octa-core Exynos 9810
 

Internal Storage

 

64 GB / 128GB / 256GB

 

microSD

 

up to 400 GB

 

RAM

 

6 GB

 

Battery

 

3500 mAh (fixed)

 

Charging

 

USB Type-C

Wireless Charging
Special Interface DeX (w/ Dock)
 

Video Enhancement

 

Mobile HDR, Video Enhancer

 

Audio Enhancement

Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG,

Dolby Atmos,

32bit/384K, DSD support

Headphone Jack
 

Dimensions

 

158.1 x 73.8. x 8.5 mm

 

Weight

 

189 g

 

 

[1] The Dual Aperture supports F1.5 mode and F2.4 mode. Dual Aperture is installed on the rear camera (Galaxy S9) and rear wide-camera (Galaxy S9+)

[2] Bixby service ability may vary by country. Voice Command recognizes English (U.S.), Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Not all accents, dialects and expressions are recognized. Service ability may vary by country or carrier. Voice command works with a select, growing list of Samsung and third-party apps. See “Apps with Voice” in Bixby for a list of compatible apps.

[3] Available on select Samsung smartphones running Android 8.0+.

[4] Touch Keyboard function to be included in the upcoming software update.

[5] DeX Pad comes with HDMI cable, wall charger and data cable. Accessories including monitor sold separately. Use of original HDMI cable and charger included with DeX Pad is recommended. Dex Pad also supports Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8.

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