Samsung at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain has unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. This time the company has focused on improving the cameras along with the Social Media aspect of the devices.
We also see a few minor improvements and upgrades since the last iteration of Samsung’s flagship devices. But what troubles me is that the company has decided to keep with its old methods, releasing Qualcomm powered smartphones in the U.S. and the rest of the world gets the Exynos equivalent.
Alongside the new Galaxy S-series devices, Samsung also showcased its new and improved DeX Pad along with a wireless Fast Charging Dock. Additionally, the company also said that Bixby 2.0 will grace our smartphones later this year.
Samsung at the event also introduced AR Emojis, similar to those found on the Apple iPhone X. These AR Emojis let users create and send custom Emojis to their friends and family via third-party apps. The company has partnered with Disney to let users of these smartphones create their own custom Emojis with their mapped faces and characters like Mickey Mouse.
The new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus look quite similar to the Galaxy S8 series and to be honest, seem like minor improvements instead of a big leap. Both the devices come with an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, and the company has shifted the fingerprint sensor’s location from the side of the camera to under the camera, which will save you multiple cleans before taking shots.
Speaking of cameras, S9 comes with a 12MP primary camera while the Plus variant boasts of dual 12MP cameras at the back. Both phones are powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC (in the US) or the Exynos 9810 SoC (for most parts of the world). The S9 bundles 4GB RAM while the S9 Plus packs 6GB. The former has a 5.8-inch display while the latter has a 6.2-inch screen. Both Super AMOLED displays support QHD+ resolution (2960 x 1440 pixels).
Samsung DeX Pad
The company has redesigned the DeX dock and made it into a flat pad. It will now let users access the 3.5mm port on the smartphone while the DeX platform is in use and it also brings support for 2K displays.
Watch out for the detailed comparison of the two S9 series phones right here on Techook.