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Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with focus on social media

Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with focus on social media

It is set to start at at 10.30PM India time.

At this stage, Aussies will only be able to get the 256GB devices in Midnight Black at launch, with Coral Blue and Lilac Purple only being made available direct from Samsung via the brand's website or an official store. Rogers will ask you for CAD 249 for the S9 on a two-year Premium+ Tab plan, and CAD 379 for the S9+ on the same contract.

Last year's Galaxy S8 was a fantastic smartphone, but somehow Samsung seems to have trumped its efforts with great new features that showcase genuine innovation - something hard to come by in the world of modern phones.

When can I buy the Samsung Galaxy S9?

"We don't really call each other as much as we text, and that text has gotten richer".

Overall, Samsung has managed to post stellar growth during the past year, thanks to is chip business and despite a scandal that saw its CEO temporarily jailed. In this case, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ for the US and Chinese markets are powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845 processor (you can read our performance preview of the SoC right here).

For biometric authentication, the Galaxy S9 supports fingerprint sensor, iris scanner and an advanced facial recognition technology. The two phones will go on sale on March 16 in most countries. The smaller of the two devices will have a 3000mAh battery while the larger S9+ gets a 3500mAh battery.

Samsung said it improved the Samsung DeX, or Desktop Extension, which allows users to use their smartphones like personal computers by connecting them to an external monitor.

Samsung Galaxy S9 is all about the camera

The new Galaxy S9 comes with AR Emoji, a clone of iPhone's super cool (and silly) Animoji feature. In terms of RAM, the S9 comes with 4GB RAM and the S9+ comes with 6GB RAM. They support Dolby Atmos. And they are tuned by AKG.

Another area where Samsung phones have traditionally struggled is audio.

The release of the Google Pixel 2 may have lit a flame underneath Samsung's camera engineers. The Bixby, which is Samsung's virtual assistant, too uses the Galaxy S9 camera to offer smart features. Free Samsung Evo memory card included, 3 months free BT sport, 6 months free Apple Music. It's like animated avatar.

You can use our contract price comparison tool below to help you find the best S9 contract for you. Further, users can share AR Emoji not only in video but also with a range of stickers and uses a standard AGIF file format so users can share their emojis across most third-party messaging platforms.

The most important function of the phone will be the camera. The latter is anticipated to feature higher RAM and storage options, and also bear a dual rear camera setup instead of the former's single rear camera setup. Users can translate foreign languages and currency in real time with Live Translation, learn about their surroundings, purchase products seen in the real world and track calories throughout the day The Live translate option offers support for over 100 languages including Indian languages like Hindi and Bengali. What you can do with it? Saving the Emoji automatically creates 18 different GIFs in your phone's gallery and on your phone's keyboard, which can be shared quickly with friends. There's no upgrade for the selfie camera, sadly.

Just as the iPhone X has Animojis, so the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have Samsung AR Emojis. The devices can shoot slow-motion video, up to 960fps. If you're having problems with the link, you can also watch it on Samsung's mobile press site and global newsroom page. The event was heavily centered around the camera in the S9 and S9+. Both handsets, however, are IP67 rated, sport a glass build and have wireless charging.

Update: Next is the slow-mo mode.

For its part, Samsung is already touting trade-in savings of up to $350 for super-early adopters.



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