The Mobile World Congress 2018 began today, February 26 in Fira de Barcelona! Samsung was the first tech brand to launch smartphones, and it came up with the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the smartphone camera. Not only do the Galaxy S9 and S9+ enable consumers to shoot great photos and videos anywhere, it’s a smartphone that is designed to help them connect to others and express themselves in a way that is unique and personal to them. – DJ Koh, President and Head, IT & Mobile Communications Division of the brand
Samsung MWC 2018 launches Galaxy S9 that packs 4GB RAM and has internal storage variants of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The external memory slot provides the capacity of up to 400GB. The phone as well bears 5.8-inch screen and 3,000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ is offering 6GB RAM with similar internal storage variants and external slot capacity as of S9. The screen of S9+ is 6.2-inch and the battery is of 3,500mAh.
According to the company, one of the advanced features in the phones is that of the built-in live automatic translator in the camera app, which covers translation of over 50 languages. Among the Indian languages are Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil, Telegu and Punjabi.
Both the handsets are running Android 8 Oreo, and even provide the options for users to create emojis with their faces during chats. The camera setup for both phones consists of 8 MP front and 12 MP rear.
In order to chiefly compete with the likes of iPhone X and Google Pixel 2, dual aperture and slow-motion video options are equipped in both Galaxy S9 and S9+. Other highlights in specs are infinity display, rear fingerprint scanner, wireless charging technology, dual-stereo speakers and Samsung’s own Dolby Atmos surround sound abilities.
Samsung Mobile via its Twitter account announced both the phones with a 30-second video that shows off the camera capabilities. The description says: “We’ve reimagined the camera” like the brand previously advertised.
Pre-orders are available starting today, as said in the video. Although, the price hasn’t been revealed so far. The S9 will be available for sale starting March 16 in most of the countries. Younghee Lee, Head of Marketing for the Mobile Business, Samsung stated that the huge scale of the brand and their ‘agility to listen and learn’ ensure attracting the markets of India and China.
Stay with us to receive more details on the pricing and other features of Galaxy S9 and S9+, and to get further updates of MWC 2018.