Samsung Galaxy S9, Everything You need to know.
WHAT DOES GALAXY S9 LOOK LIKE?The Galaxy S9 much looks like last year’s Galaxy S8. It has similar infinity display with small bezels. However, backside has quite changed with fingerprint sensors placed in the middle below the camera lens instead of the side of it.
WHICH COLORS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR GALAXY S9 in UAE?Samsung is offering them in three main colors of S9 and S9 plus that are lilac purple, black (midnight) and coral blue. However, some carriers in UAE will have all three colors whiles others will be just limited to the black variant.
WHAT ARE THE GALAXY S9 FEATURES?
Processing Power.The new S9 and S9 plus are equipped with blazing fast processors as compared to the last years Snapdragon 835 chip. It uses Qualcomm`s Snapdragon processors.
Fingerprint ScannerOne of biggest criticism on Galaxy S8 and Note 8 was that fingerprint reader was placed at the wrong place. However, now with the purpose to make space for bigger display Samsung now uses. The sensor was moved on backside however it was placed next to the camera that was different from competitors. With these new models of Galaxy S9 Samsung has moved these sensors closer to the middle back,
New Facial Recognition Features.In the past, Samsung has featured both facial recognition as well as iris scanning technology in its phones. That is in the market for a while now. However, this technology is nowhere near to sophisticated technology used in Apple`s Face ID on its iPhone X. With new S9 release, Samsung also wanted to become a phone manufacturer that offers its customers latest facial recognition and iris scanning features to unlock the devices.
Better More Advanced Cameras.The Galaxy S9 introduces super slow motion mode with super speed, 12-megapixel camera with dual pixel technology. This built-in camera f105 and f204 apertures where changing between apertures is done automatically depending on the lighting in that place. It is the only phone offered by Samsung that has a dual camera on the back f the phone. Where one captures wide-angle photos within dual aperture module,
Stereo Speakers are in.Finally, this phone from Samsung Galaxy has added stereo speakers added to it. Having 3.5 mm headphone jack it is built with Dolby Atmos.Apple`s iPhone devices had stereo speakers for quite some time now and these features make a huge difference when listening to music or talking over speakerphone.
Official Specifications.The table here shows the official specs for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices.
|Features||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Installed OS||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Display/Screen||5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED||6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED|
|Size & Dimensions||147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g||158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel auto-focus w/OIS, F1.5/F2.4||Dual lenses. Wide-angle 12-megapixel auto-focus w/OIS, F1.5/F2.4. Telephoto: 12-megapixel auto-focus, F2.4|
|Front Camera||8-megapixel auto-focus, F1.7||8-megapixel auto-focus, F1.7|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the US||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in the US|
|Sensors||Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor||Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
Features for Business Persons.During last year, few flagship smartphones from Samsung were designed to work with DeX, a dock that can turn the phone into the full-fledged computer. This year Samsung has announced a similar new product with the name of DeX Pad that can use smartphone`s display as a trackpad.
Software improvements.New Samsung S9 and S9 plus are launched with a bundle of new software that is installed in addition with Android 8.0 Oreo. It includes the ability to create funny caricatures and Emojis that creates a 2D image of you. The features use front-facing sensors and camera while mimicking 100 plus different facial expressions. The creation through this application can be shared with family and friends including messaging apps.
WHEN BE WILL GALAXY S9 AVAILABLE in UAE?The preorder for Galaxy S9 and S9 plus has been started in UAE with effect from 25th February and in-store availability is expected in the latter half of the March, while around same dates preorder phones will be delivered.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 AND S9 PLUS PRICE IN UAE.The Galaxy S9 and S9 plus in retail are available for (Dh 2,644) and $820 (Dh3,085) that is not high as expected and has price range quite below then iPhone X.
WHERE TO PRE-ORDER GALAXY S9 AND S9 PLUS IN UAE?You can preorder new Samsung Galaxy phone at following places.
- Etisalat. Preorder at Etisalat and get AKG headphones worth Dh699 for free.
- Du. You can also pre-order S9 and S9 plus and get AKG headphones and speakers for first 200 customers.
- Axiom Telecom. AKG headphone and a 128GB micro SD card, availability from 15th March.
- Sharaf DG. Preorder with Sharaf DG and get AKG headphone and Monster Bluetooth speakers with it for free.
- Souq.com. Offers AKG headphone with shipping will start 11th March.