Just now Samsung has announced their latest flagship phones Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus at MWC 2018Barcelona ending all the speculations and rumours. Now the Titans of high end mobile like Apple and Google (iPhone X and Pixel respectively) have something to worry about.
Specification of the super charge mobile handset.
|Operating system||Android oreo|
|Camera||Variable aperture ( enabling low light photos)|
|Finger print sensor||At the rear below the camera|
|Available from||March 2018|
|Price||$ 720 ~ $850|
|Pre-order||From 2 March|
|Buyback||Yes , $350 plus|
|Battery||Bigger and power packed|
|Connectivity to PC||Possible through DeX Dock|
|Touch pad||Yes , the screen acts in lieu of mouse|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 9810/ Qualcom Snapdragon 845|
|Colours||coral blue and lilac purple, sedate black or gray.|
|External SD card||Yes|
A couple of feature worth mentioning:
- On the outset there in not much of a difference to the last year release S8 However the camera is state of the art. The variable aperture is something unique.
- The shifting of the finger print sensor makes accidental tampering of the camera eye.
- The headphone jack is retained in S9. (IPhone X has no headphone jack).
- Enhanced stereo surround sound system. The microphone acts as a second speaker.
- The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset inside offers betetr perfomance.
- IP68 water proofing
- Wireless charging
- Slimmer bezel
The architecture is core 8. Samsung bang on the camera of S9 more this time which can automatically switches between two aperture settings — F2.4 for daylight and F1.5 for low light — to give you better low light shots.
Portrait selfies and Super slow-motion video are enabled with the new “selfie focus”feature that blurs your background to emphasize your face.The 720 fps (frames per second) in HD quality, but the S9 shoots at a peak of 960 fps,
Comparison Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus specs versus iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL
|Samsung Galaxy S9||Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus||Apple iPhone X||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels||6.2-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels||5.8-inch; 2,436×1,125 pixels||6-inch; 2,880×1,440 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.81×2.70×0.33 in||6.22×2.91×0.33 in||5.7×2.79×0.30 in||6.2×3.0x0.3 in|
|Dimensions (Millimetres)||147.7×68.7×8.5 mm||158.1×73.8×8.5 mm||143.6×70.9×7.7 mm||157.9×76.7×7.9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.75 Oz; 163g||6.66 Oz; 189g||6.14 Oz; 174 g||6.17 Oz; 175 g|
|Mobile software||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||iOS 11||Android 8 Oreo|
|Camera||12-megapixel||Dual 12-megapixel||Dual 12-megapixel||12-megapixel|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz), or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz), or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)||Apple A11 Bionic||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz)|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 400GB||Up to 400GB||None||None|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back||Back||None (Face ID via True Depth camera)||Back|
|Special features||Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning||Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning||Water resistant (IP67), wireless charging, Face ID||Google Assistant; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready|
|Price off-contract (USD)||Varies: $720-$800 (64GB)||Varies: $840-$930 (64GB)||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB)||$849 (64GB), $949 (128GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£739||£869||£999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB)||£799 (64GB), £899 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,199 (64GB); AU$1,349 (256GB)||AU$1,349 (64GB); AU$1,499 (256GB)||AU$1,579 (64GB), AU$1,829 (256GB)||AU$1,399 (64GB), AU$1,549 (128GB)|