If you are a tech enthusiast or you just want to buy a new premium smartphone, this is an article for you. A few days ago Samsung launched its high-end flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. It was an event which made headlines on almost all news channels and tech youtube channels. This launch took place in Mobile World Congress also known as MWC at Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Samsung Galaxy S9 is almost same in design as the Samsung Galaxy S8. As Samsungs design is at its peak, so I’m glad that they didn’t change it. Especially after incidents happened with their batteries.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: The Camera
But there is one major thing in both S9 and S9+ that is attracting every tech enthusiasts. Yes, you guessed it right, It is their camera. Where every other mobile company is producing their phones with a fixed aperture, Samsung came with a new feature of variable aperture for their camera. According to Samsung, It will allow capturing more clear images in dark with the wide aperture and when in outdoor daylight, they will use the smaller aperture to reduce the amount of light entering into the camera.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: The PRO MODE
Samsung also did some minor changes to their camera options and settings to ease user experience. They introduced one ‘PRO MODE’. To manually change which aperture to use for capturing images. And also to do plenty other things if you are a professional photographer and use mobile for photography.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: Super SLOW-MOTION and AR EMOJI
Writing of camera, Samsung also introduced ‘Super-Slow-Motion Mode’ in S9 and S9+. With camera able to capture 0.2 seconds of video into 6 seconds. There is one more new feature from Samsung, ‘AREmoji’. Just like Apples Animoji. Over on the front camera, the S9 isn’t letting the iPhone X have all the fun with its augmented-reality Animojis, those cartoons you make come to life by moving your head. Samsung’s answer is AR Emoji, and it advances the idea with a cartoon that looks kind of like you.
There is plenty of stuff changed in camera. To know more details I advise you should have a look at this video once.
The S9 has lots of other little improvements, from a faster processor to louder sound. It’s also one of the few flagship phones left that still comes with a standard headphone jack and the ability to add your own storage.
If you want to check the difference between Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Hindi then check this video by TechnicalGuruji.
To know the difference between Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Samsung Galaxy S8+ check this video.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Specifications
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps|
|BODY||Dimensions||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||163 g (5.75 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand – by)|
|– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 )
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385
Silver) –USA & China
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA & China
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Internal||64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase
detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
|Features||Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording,
touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
|Video||2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Secondary||8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps,
dual video call, Auto HDR
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio (USA & Canada only) – To be confirmed|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro,
proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)|
|MISC||Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple|
|Price||About INR 57,900/-|
Ultimately decision, whether to buy or not any of Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, is yours to make. This is the end of this review article specifically focused on the camera. Do mention your thoughts below in comment box and like it if you found this article helpful.