At the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung showcased two new flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Among other features like the “reimagined camera” and the AR emojis, the new smartphones are really a sight to look at.
The Samsung Galaxy S9, in particular, varies from the larger Galaxy S9+ essentially only in terms of the screen size and the camera setup. One may call the Galaxy S9 an incremental upgrade over the Galaxy S8, but the refinements surely add value to the overall package. The smartphone was announced at a price of $719.99, which is approximately Rs 46,600. The smartphone is set to go on sale in select markets from March 16.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 also comes with improved Bixby assistant, and supports Live translation feature in different Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi among others.
However, if we think of the highlights of the smartphone, it would be its large 18.5:9 display, the latest Qualcomm chipset, the camera, and the new AR Emoji feature. Here’s taking a look at these highlights in picture.
The smartphone is fuelled with a 3,000mAh battery, and support for fast charging, wireless fast charging, connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots with 4G VoLTE, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C. In the software department, the smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with Samsung’s custom UI on top.