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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Are Finally Here

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Uncategorized

They’re here. After months of grueling teases and leaks, Samsung has finally announced what they say are their best phones yet—the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+. Though not much has been changed on the outside, there’s plenty of improvements to unpack.

On this post, we’re breaking down what’s new with the Galaxy S9 and S9+, including its brand-spanking-new camera tech, details regarding pricing and availability in the Philippines, and a full specs list. Ready?

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Philippines: The Camera. Reimagined.

That’s the tagline that Samsung is shipping with this year—for no arbitrary reason. Much of their work in this reiteration of Samsung’s famed Galaxy S line went to the camera, which has always been a strong point for the company.

The chiefest improvement is the rear-mounted dual camera system, which now has the ability to mechanically switch between apertures and “adapt like the human eye” —a first in commercial mobile cameras. Users will be able to freely move from Samsung’s beastly 1.5f to 2.4f with a tap of a button—and the results are promising.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Philippines: What’s New? Specs, Price, Camera, etc.

Samsung’s stabilization has also significantly improved, which means clearer and crisper pictures even under extreme lowlight conditions. There’s also the Super Slow Mo, which supports a whopping 960fps at HD resolution. And finally, there’s the AR Emoji, which is Samsung’s take on Apple’s Animoji, a feature that essentially captures your emotions via Augmented Reality to produce 3D stickers. The catch here is that with AR Emoji, you can customize the stickers themselves to make it look like you. Another catch here is that some will argue that these aren’t emoji at all, but 3D stickers. Welp.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Philippines: What’s New, Spec-Wise?

Not much has been changed in the way of specs so much as they’ve improved. For example, the awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor has now been moved to a more comfortable location, right below the cameras. Also, Samsung’s Intelligent Scan has been improved, along with the Bixby feature, and Samsung’s already immaculate display.

Here are the full specs for Samsung Galaxy S9:

  • OS: Android 8 (Oreo)
  • Display: 5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (529ppi)
  • Body: 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g, IP68
  • Rear Camera: SuperSpeed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Front Camera: 8MP AF (F1.7)
  • Application Processor: 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM / 64GB + Micro SD Slot (up to 400 GB)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Charging: Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0 / Fast Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
  • Network: Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
  • Payment: NFC, MST
  • Sensors: Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
  • Authentication: Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
  • Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition
  • Intelligent Scan: biometric authentication with iris scanning and facial recognition
  • Audio: Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos-enabled surround sound
  • Virtual Reality: Gear VR with Controller, Google Daydream View

Now here are the full specs for Samsung Galaxy S9+:

  • OS: Android 8 (Oreo)
  • Display: 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (570ppi)
  • Body: 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP68
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera with Dual OIS / Wide-angle: SuperSpeed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4), Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4)
  • Front Camera: 8MP AF (F1.7)
  • Application Processor: 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
  • Memory: 6GB RAM / 64GB + Micro SD Slot (up to 400 GB)
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Charging: Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0 / Fast Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
  • Network: Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
  • Payment: NFC, MST
  • Sensors: Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
  • Authentication: Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
  • Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition
  • Intelligent Scan: biometric authentication with iris scanning and facial recognition
  • Audio: Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos-enabled surround sound
  • Virtual Reality: Gear VR with Controller, Google Daydream View

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Philippines: Pricing, Availability, Release Date

There are no details yet regarding pricing, availability, and release date, but we expect those details to come March 2nd, and we’ll update this article when those become available.

 

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Armando Dela Cruz

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