Details On The New Samsung S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the most anticipated android phone for 2018. With the latest Qualcomm processor, an updated camera, and a sleek upgraded design, the Samsung S9 promises to deliver the best smartphone experience available. While at first glance it might be difficult to tell the Samsung S9 apart from the S8, the differences are enough to impress, including sleek design, processing, cameras and photography, video, fun new graphics technology, and more. The improvements may seem small at first, but they add up to make a smartphone experience that cannot be beat. Here are the exciting details about the new Samsung Galaxy S9.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Offers Major Improvements
The new design of the Samsung S9 results in a more durable phone that does not sacrifice style. The glass is 20 percent thicker than before and the housing is made of a stronger aluminum, but the S9 is sleeker and more refined. The 5.8” screen of the Galaxy S9 is 15 percent brighter and has smaller bezels. Thankfully, the fingerprint sensor has been repositioned so that it is easier and more convenient to reach.
Processing is faster than ever, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor powering the new Samsung S9. The Galaxy S9 features 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, along with a MicroSD card slot for expansion of up to 400GB. Even when there are a ton of apps opened at once, lag is a thing of the past. One of these opened apps is bound to be the AR Emoji technology, allowing users to take selfies and make emojis from their photos, creating recordings and animations. There are a number of other characters that users can choose that mimic facial expressions and mouth movements, too. But what is really exciting about the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the upgraded camera.
The Samsung S9 Camera
Dubbed the “Super Speed Dual Pixel,” this new camera technology is much sharper and faster than the tech used on the Note 7 and 8 and the S8 and S8+. The S9 is the first smartphone to have dual apertures. The main camera - at 12-megapixels - does not have a fixed aperture. Users can expect major improvements in low-light photography, thanks to apertures switching between F1.5 and F2.5 to let in as much available light as possible. The camera switches automatically depending on the light and time of day, but apertures can also be adjusted manually. Users can also take advantage of 2X optical zoom, allowing clearer photos from further away. Another amazing improvement is with video on the S9 and S9+, including the new “Super Slow-mo” feature. Slow motion on the new models can be captured with frame rates as high as 960 FPS at 720p HD, offering incredible smoothness and clarity in slow motion videos.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Features That Remained the Same
While there are amazing Samsung Galaxy S9 features, there’s also some comfort in what has remained the same. Storage runs all the way up to 400 GB, and there’s plenty of RAM at 4GB. The 3.5mm headphone jack is the same, as is the basic button locations, battery size, screen resolution, and wireless charging capabilities. These - with the newly added technology - are qualities that simply make the Galaxy S9 the phone to beat.
How Much is the Samsung Galaxy S9?
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available for pre-order on March 2nd, and will be released March 16th. The Galaxy S9 retails for $720, and Samsung will sell unlocked models with financing options available. Pricing is expected to vary slightly by carrier, but there will be impressive deals offered by the major cell phone companies, including Spring, T-Mobile, and Verizon. With a 24-month contract, customers can get the S9 for around $30 in addition to the regular monthly charges. These plans are offered after affordable down payments from customers of around $100. With all that the Samsung Galaxy S9 offers, customers will want to be the first in line for this new mobile phone experience.