Samsung Has Just Released its New, Eagerly Anticipated Galaxy S9 Smartphone

February 27, 2018 •

Galaxy S9

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Fans of Samsung will be glad to hear that the company has just unveiled its new Galaxy S9, during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Available for $719 directly from Samsung (as noted by TechRadar), the S9 should be in consumers’ hands starting March 16, for those that made preorders.

Details on the New Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 still has a headphone jack, which is good news for people who don’t want to shell out for new wireless headphones or a dongle for their corded headset. With a design that’s similar to the Galaxy S8, this version has a fingerprint scanner located below the rear camera.

As seen at the MWC 2018 event where Samsung unveiled its flagship phone, the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage capacity. There is an 8MP camera on the front and a 12MP camera on the rear of the device. It runs Android 8 Oreo and runs on the Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Camera

If you enjoy shooting photos with a smartphone, the S9 now comes with what it calls dual-aperture technology. The device will automatically change the aperture size according to the quality of light currently in the scene. Users should therefore be able to take photos that include more detail and more vivid colors.

Another thing about making images with this device — the Galaxy S9 has augmented reality built in. When you shoot a selfie with the front camera, you can generate an emoji that will be based on your appearance.

There is even more utility to the new camera. For example, it can help keep you from going hungry in a strange country. If you are in a restaurant and the menu is printed in a language you do not understand, you can aim the S9’s camera at the text for automatic live translation, via an Internet connection. So, this is a device you’ll want to take along with you on your next foreign trip.

Are you planning on getting the new Galaxy S9 as soon as it is available? Or are you the sort of person who wants to see how the technology shakes out first, before making a commitment?