The leaks, rumors, speculations are finally over!
Samsung at it’s ‘Unpacked’ 2018 event officially unveiled the next-gen Galaxy flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The new devices come with the same design aesthetics (as that of the previous iteration) but with changes in hardware.
Although there are few design tweaks that company has made which include a well-hidden iris scanner, a relocated fingerprint scanner, a changed grille for the bottom speaker and more slimmed down bezels.
The duo smartphones flaunt the same Infinity Super AMOLED with Quad HD resolution varying in screen sizes. The Galaxy S9 has a 5.8″ display screen while the s9+ has a 6.2″ screen – just like it’s predecessor.
Both the devices are powered by latest chipsets – Exynos 9810 for all the world except for North America and China. The SoC has a 64-bit Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 10 nm octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. It’s is backed by an 18-core Mali-G72 GPU and coupled with either 4GB (S9) or 6GB (S9+) of RAM.
For North America and China, the company has used the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. It is the same octa-core Kryo 385 processor backed by Adreno 630 GPU and coupled with same 4GB (S9) and 6GB (S9+) RAM options.
We knew from the beginning that the Samsung is gonna come up with an improved camera and we’ve seen many leaks touting about it as well. Even the invite of the ‘Unpack’ event says –
The Camera. Reimagined.
The camera this time has really reimagine, the main camera on both the flagship smartphones is the 12MP sensor which is now capable of variable aperture – you can choose between f/1.5 and f/2.4. Features like optical stabilization and dual-pixel phase-detect autofocus are also there. But sadly, the company has again gone with single LED flash.
On the front, there’s an 8MP selfie came with f/1.7 lens and autofocus.
The plus variant has a dual camera setup, the secondary sensor is the telephoto one – same as that of Note 8, a 12MP sensor with f/2.4 lens, OIS, and dual-pixel AF.
Another exciting feature about the cameras of both the device is that both can record up to 720p slow-mo recording at 960 frames per seconds. It’s stretching 0.2 seconds for a video to a 6-second footage. And both are also capable of recording a video up to 4K resolution at 60fps capturing in the new HEVC format.
For audio, this time company has used Harman stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support which as company claims will be 40 percent louder than its predecessor Galaxy S8.
Android Oreo comes pre-installed on top of Grace UX. As rumored earlier, both the devices support for AR emoji which uses your device’s front camera to create an animated version of your face – 3D Avatar.
The KNOX and Intelligent scan security have also been improved. No improvement in battery department as well, same as that of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Both the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be available in four different color variants which include the Midnight Black, the Coral Blue, the Titanium Gray, and the Lilac Purple. No pricing and availability details have been revealed yet!