Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+

After several months of all kinds of leaks and speculation, Samsung Electronics introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9. A twofold novelty was the implementation of the best ideas which has successfully proved himself in last year’s model, as well as a number of the newest developments, first practically used in the production of mobile equipment.

Design

At first glance, looks new practically has not changed. Insider plums, testified to the plans of Samsung to increase the ratio of display to the area of the front panel, turned out to be false. But confirmed rumors about the equipment of the device with stereo speakers and unification of design with the Note 8 compared to the Galaxy S8 “nine” looks less rounded, no loss in effectiveness.

Some of the transformations undergone and the back side of the smartphone. The manufacturer has listened to customer feedback and changed the location of the fingerprint scanner, moving it under the eye of the main camera. How will this affect the ease of use, time will tell, but count on a radical change is unlikely.

Hardware

The hardware of the smartphone consists of an 8-core processor Exynos and Snapdragon 845 9810 (depending on the geography of supplies), 4, and 6 GB of RAM for younger and older models, respectively, and 64/128/256 GB of built-in storage. The diagonal of the display remains the same: 5.8 inch Galaxy S9 and 6.2 — Galaxy S9+ with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels.

The main camera Galaxy S9, despite the earlier resolution of 12 Megapixels, boasts a variable rate of the aperture (from f/1.5 to f/2.4), support for recording videos in slo-mo at 960 frames per second and Dual Pixel technology. Galaxy S9+, in turn, received a system of two cameras to capture portrait photos that was previously available only to owners of Galaxy Note 8.

Security

For the safety of the Galaxy S9 meets a combined identification system. The company’s engineers have managed to combine facial recognition technology with the scanner of the iris. A comprehensive system of identity verification is preferred as it allows for different usage scenarios. For daily life perfect Face Unlock feature, whereas for verification of payments and access to protected files will have to use the IRIS scanner.

Bixby and artificial intelligence

Special attention is given the deep integration of branded firmware Samsung and augmented reality technologies. Thanks to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can not only play, animaze, the use of which is doubtful, but with the help of Bixby in real time to produce a translation when you point the camera at foreign text, and you can define almost any object entering the lens.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ will go on sale in Russia on March 16 at a price of 59 990 rubles for the model in the basic configuration. To pre-order a novelty it is possible already today, by visiting our online store Samsung Electronics.

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