After months of anticipation and leaks, Samsung has finally unveiled the 2018 flagship device Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The company revealed both the devices today during MWC in Barcelona. We already knew pretty much everything about the device, thanks to the detailed leaks but for those who missed it, head down to take a look at the device.
Starting off with Samsung Galaxy S9, it comes with a 5.8-inch curved display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood sits a Snapdragon 845 processor with 4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB internal storage with MicroSD Card support. The device is powered by a 3000 mAh battery that is claimed to last around a day. The device will be 8.5 millimeters each and will weight 163 grams and 189 grams each about 10 grams heavier than their predecessors. Unfortunately, the design of the device is still the same but we do have a change in the fingerprint sensor position. After much criticism from the public, Samsung changed the fingerprint scanner position from beside the camera to the below the camera. Apart from this Samsung Galaxy S9 also has better face unlock that combines both face and iris scanner for accurate biometic recognition and also supports Samsung DeX.
Moving to the most important aspect of the device, the camera. Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. The company has upgraded the rear camera to make it AR compatible and also added features like real-time translations. Apart from this, Samsung has also added their version of animojis in S9 and S9 Plus which can turn you into an emoji, which can be shared via Samsung’s messaging app, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Gifs. Samsung also announced a partnership with Disney for pre-customized animojis that includes Mickey Mouse and The Incredibles. This is not the only thing new with S9 as Samsung has added a dual-aperture camera system which can switch between either f1.5 or f2.4 for a better performance in the dark. Coming to video recording, Samsung Galaxy S9 is capable of recording slow motion videos at 960 fps and that video can be set as wallpaper on your phone.
Samsung also developed upgraded Knox to v3.1 which will provide better data security to the users and if that wasn’t enough the company developed an enterprise version of the device which will be available for the enterprise customers and will provide better support and security.
The enterprise version of the device will also have features like FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) where the IT team can directly push company wide firmware updates to all the devices. The enterprise edition will also include Extended warranties, Maintainance support, Product guarantee, and security updates up to 4 years.
Moving to the big brother of S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus, it will come with a 6.2-inch curved display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The device will have the same Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB RAM. The device also has the same storage options available and bigger 3300 mAh battery. The design again will be same and the device will support Samsung DeX. However, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will feature a dual camera system with two 12 MP cameras for better depth of field.
Apart from this, both the devices will have an AKG Tuned Loud Dual stereo Speaker with Dolby Atmos with fast wireless charging and carry an IP68 water resistant rating. Samsung also added horizontal home screen for better multitasking.
Both the devices will be available for pre-order starting today and will ship starting 16th March. Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Grey and Lilac Purple, and will start from 827 euros and will go as high as 997 euros. You can also trade in your older device for a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. Both the devices look gorgeous with many gimmicks. What do our readers think of the devices? Will you be willing to pick one for yourself? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.