Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+: Focus on camera

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
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

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

 

 

DISPLAY

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)
Multitouch  Yes
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          )

– EMEA

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
3.5mm jack Yes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMUNI

CATIONS

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
NFC Yes
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
Browser HTML5
– 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.

 

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