Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus - What are the changes?



The most anticipated smartphone for 2018 has finally been announced 2 days ago.
The successor of Samsung Galaxy S series, the S9 and S9 plus. However, is it worth the hype?

Overview


Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus can be called the refinement of the S8 and S8 plus.
The complaint I had last year was the very bad fingerprint sensor placement and a very weak single firing bottom speaker and the feeling when you holding S8 plus felt weird in general. (Not very unison). Samsung Galaxy Note 8 felt much better when I was holding it. 

However, with all the lastest S9 / S9 plus, Samsung fixed all those small issues that I had last year. 

The Changes


  1. The fingerprint sensor has been shifted to a location that you can reach it easier and more comfortable when using it.
  2. In addition to the downwards-firing speaker, the earpiece will now double up as an additional channel to offer you stereo experience while listening to music. It has been mentioned that it will be 40% louder than the S8/S8 plus. Since the S series aimed to be an entertainment device for the consumer, how can they have a bad speaker?

                              
  3. A new Camera that has dual aperture capability on the rear camera sensor, which is capable of shooting at f/2.4 when there’s plenty of light, but can switch to f/1.5 when the phone detects low-light conditions. At the same time, you can actually record super-slow-mo recording at 960fps. Furthermore, the software will know when will be the actual timing you want to SLOW down.
  4. Depending on the country, The processor will be using the latest SnapDragon 845 or the latest Exynos chipset.

                        
  5. You can now do real-time translation using Camera Bixby Vision and also it will estimate your food calories. (Interesting)

Conclusion

Even though the changes on the outside doesn't seem to be a lot, but the fact is that S9 and S9 plus are smarter and powerful than the previous generation.

They are also promoting their Samsung DEX (Desktop Experience) with their latest Pad. You will be able to use your mouse as your mouse when being "Dock" to the Dex. 

The release date for Singapore is
16 March, Samsung Galaxy S9 will be selling at $1198 for 64gb version.
Samsung Galaxy S9plus will be retailing at $1348 for 64gb version and $1489 for 256gb version. 


Too bad I am not a huge tech blogger, Samsung doesn't seem to invite me to their event. =p 

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