The most anticipated event of the Mobile World Congress 2018 was started few hours ago: Samsung presented the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, two phones with which the South Korean company will compete with the Apple iPhone X. we are going to talk about details on the design, the price, features, specs and availability.
On the design level, the two terminals are very similar to the S8 model. Also present the Infinity Display panel with thin frames and Quad HD + Super AMOLED resolution. In addition, the new Samsung smartphones now support the expansion of internal memory with micro-sd even 400 GB.
The new 5.8-inch screen Galaxy S9 and 6.2-inch S9 Plus mount refurbished cameras with Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor with dedicated processing power and memory, capable of combining up to 12 frames in one shot. Thanks to this camera it is possible to make videos in Super slow-motion at 960 fps. By the way, thanks to the automatic motion detection, the camera detects the movements and starts recording automatically. The new app dedicated to the camera then allows you to edit videos (even with background sound) and to insert animated GIFs.
Very interesting is the double focal aperture lens range from f1.5 – f2.4, which automatically lets more light when the environment is dark and less light when it is too bright.
As anticipated by several rumors, Samsung is inspired by the Animoji of the iPhone X and presents the new “My Emoji”. My Emoji allows you to create an avatar with looks, sounds and behaviors very similar to those of users, using an automatic learning algorithm that analyzes a user’s 2D image and map over 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates his expressions. The animations can be exported in video or in AGIF format, so that they can be shared in all the main messaging apps.
The new Samsung smartphones integrate an improved Bixby, to allow the user to take full advantage of the virtual assistant. For example, with real-time detection and recognition of objects, the virtual assistant instantly generates information directly at the top of the image that the camera is framing. Thanks to this function, it is possible, for example, to translate foreign languages and convert currencies in real time with Live Translation, obtain information on the surroundings, buy products seen in the real world and monitor food calories. This is a very interesting function, not present at the moment on Siri .
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus integrate more powerful speakers made in collaboration with AKG and with support of Dolby Atmos technology.
Galaxy S9 and S9 + are the first smartphones to support the SmartThings app, turning them into hubs for managing accessories in the home and office. Thanks to DeX you can also connect your smartphone to a larger screen (with DeX Pad users can also turn Galaxy S9 and S9 + into a touche keyboard a touch pad).
As for security, Samsung has tried to improve the detection of the iris and the face with Knox 3.1. The two devices offer different biometric authentication options (iris, fingerprint and face recognition), to choose the best method to protect the device and applications.
Availability and price
Galaxy S9 and S9 + will be available from March 16, 2018 in the colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue and in the new shade Lilac Purple at the suggested price of $719.99 and $839.99.