Samsung S9 and S9+ have improved audio performance and imaging. Samsung brings an expensive and a nasty surprise with its Galaxy S9. Pre-orders have started and the device will hit the market on March 16th.
The 12-megapixel rear-facing camera comes with improved low light performance and super slow-mo video supported by the DRAM. The DRAM captures video at super slow-mo speeds of 960 frames.
The Galaxy S9+ adds a two-ring aperture blade to the camera (f1.5/f2.4). The device has updated lighting conditions that allow more light through the lens when conditions are dark and less in bright light. Samsung has also updated the processing of low light photos by improving the noise reduction.
Samsung has used latest advances in processors from Qualcomm. In North America, the S9 devices are built using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor.
The new Galaxy models boast the purely software-based augmented reality Emoji feature. The model comes with AKG adapted stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos to create a 360-degree sound effect.
The S9 has 5.8-inch and S9+ has 6.2-inch and they both include super AMOLED displays with resolutions of 2960 x 1440 pixels as well as 64 GB of memory. The S9 will cost about US$800 and the S9+ around $920.
Samsung is offering the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Titanium Gray, Midnight Black, Coral Blue and the new Lilac Purple.
Technalysis Research Chief Analyst Bob O’Donnell said, “The phone market has become one of the incremental changes for everybody,” “It’s getting harder and harder to make a significant distinction, which is why people are holding on to their phones longer, and why the market is starting to decline.”