Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the Android smartphones that had been launched by Samsung at MWC 2018 in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage variants. The hardware specifications of both these devices are far better than the previous S8 and S8 Plus mobile phones. The dual rear cameras, live translation, AR emoji, AKG-tuned dual speakers are the biggest highlights of these smartphones!
The company has reimagined the Galaxy S9 camera. With dual aperture lens, Samsung is taking camera to next level. Its dual aperture lens works like a human eye and able to capture stunning picture in bright daylight and super slow light.
Galaxy S9 and S9+ support a killer feature named AR Emoji. This will turn you into an Emoji. Now you can personalise Emojis based on your face and send the super accurate and really well executed animated emoji to your friends. Lots of cool things you can do with Augmented Reality Emoji.
In addition to that, the real time live translation feature of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is awesome. Using live translation, you can instantly read an unknown language into a language of your choice.
Just hover your camera over unknown language (or language you don’t understand) and Bixby will translate the entire unknown text into a language of your choice.
Here is an introduction video of new Galaxy S9 smartphone. Check out Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official introduction video below:
Galaxy 9 smartphones are packed with ultimate features. Have a look at the full phone specifications of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus below and do also check the price details in India and US.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Features
- Elements Protected: Water and Dust Resistant.
- Support Real Time Live Translation
- Dual Aperture Lens Installed on Rear Camera.
- Dolby Atoms Sound on Stereo Speakers.
- AR Emoji Feature to Turn Your Selfie into an Emoji.
- Intelligent Scan to Unlock Phone.
- Fast Wireless Charging.
- Super Slow Motion Sensor to shoot video at incredible speed i.e. 960fps.
- A Near Bezel-Less Infinity Display.
- Micro SD card Support up to 400GB.
- Fingerprint Sensor in a Useable Position.
- Single / Dual Hybrid Slot Options.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn’t massively different from the S8 Plus, but there are a few improvements and hence it is more powerful handset in Galaxy S series.
The S9 features a stunning 5.8 inch super AMOLED Infinity screen with 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution also protected with Corning Gorilla glass 5. On the S9+ you will get a bigger 6.2 inch screen with same display features as on the S9.
CPU / Processor Power
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU, however in India, like always, both mobiles will be powered by Samsung Exynos 9 9810 octa core processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU.
RAM and Internal Storage
On S9 you will get 4GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage options. While on the S9+, you will get 6GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage.
You can further expand the storage up to 400GB via the micro SD card support.
Rear and Front Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with single camera setup whereas the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is using dual camera setup. This is the major difference between Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus mobiles:
- The Galaxy S9 is packed with 12MP AF rear camera with aperture F1.5-F2.4, LED & OIS and 8MP AF front face camera with aperture F1.7.
- While on the Galaxy S9+ you will get a dual rear camera – 12 MP AF wide angle camera with aperture F1.5-F2.4 and 12MP AF telephoto camera with aperture F2.4. On the front side you will get an 8MP AF camera with aperture F1.7.
Both devices support dual aperture lens which works like a human eye. The changeable aperture is new kind of feature that has been introduced by the company in Galaxy S9 smartphones.
Dual Aperture supports F1.5 and F2.4 modes. Installed on the rear camera (S9)/rear wide camera (S9+). Now your camera no longer has a curfew!
If it’s dark, the lens opens to F1.5 mode to pull in light for a bright and clear photo. In the daylight, the lens shifts to F2.4 mode to help your picture come out sharp.
S9 and S9 Plus are backed by a 3000mAh and 3500mAh non-removable battery respectively. Both the handsets support fast charging / wireless fast charging. On one full battery charge you will get backup of up to 25 hour.
Network and Connectivity
The connectivity options supported by handsets are 4G, VoLTE, GPS, Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), NFC, MST, ANT+, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack.
The smartphones have multiple security options including lock type, biometric authentication, and intelligent scan. You can secure your flagship smartphone using the following ways:
- Intelligent Scan (Combines Iris Scan and Face Recognition For Convenient Unlocking)
- Fingerprint Scan
- Iris Scan
- Face Detection
- Pattern Lock
- PIN or Password Lock
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs S8 [Comparison]
Huge camera and sound upgrade compared to S8, new features, not much difference in terms of RAM, CPU (bit speedy), and storage, but still S9 is more powerful.
Headphone jack, water & dust resistance and micro SD card slot are huge benefits. Fingerprint scanner is on a better place.
Intelligent Scan is another good feature. This feature uses the iris scanner and face detection both at one time to unlock the device securely.
The Galaxy S9 runs on Android Oreo i.e. Android 8.0!
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Price
Both devices are available in three color options i.e. Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Coral Blue. You can buy S9 and S9+ online or offline via the official Samsung’s store.
- In the USA, Galaxy S9 64GB is priced at $719 and Galaxy S9+ 64GB is priced at $839
- In India, prices of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus aren’t yet disclosed! It will be revealed by March end.
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