Samsung has now officially launched the most awaited flagship phone of 2018. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ plus are the two phones that Samsung launched officially on Feb 25 at an event in Mobile World Congress 2018. Samsung Galaxy S9 phones are powered by Snapdragon 845 processor and has 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM.
Although the infinity display, body, looks and design are of the same as its predecessor S8, Samsung revamps its camera with major upgrade. The camera is capable of capturing great photos even in low lighting condition. They have added the biggest aperture ever in the phone i.e. f/1.5. Video capturing experience has turned them into whole new level. Videos up to 940fps can be captured with S9 and S9+ that will make the best Super Slow MO videos. The new camera are so intelligent that they adapt like the Human eye. That is possible with the dual aperture feature in S9 that will adjust the aperture as per the light in the environment. There are two apertures in the phone, which are f/1.5 and f/2.4.
Other features in the phone include
AR emoji that can create virtual personalized emoji of yourself.
Artificial Intelligence to recognize objects and people
Enhanced enterprise usage with DeX
Better Face recognition for security.
Proper placement of the fingerprint scanner at the back.
Control other smart devices and connected appliances using the phone.
Major difference between S9 and S9 plus lies in the display size and dual camera. S9 has infinity display of 5.8 inch whereas S9 plus has 6.2 inch display. Another major update in Galaxy S series phone is the introduction of dual cameras, but only in the bigger variant, S9 plus.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs
Display: 5.8 Inch QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display (570 ppi) | 90% screen to body ratio OS: Android 8.0 Oreo Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) 2.8GHz / Samsung Exynos 9810 (UK) RAM: 4GB RAM Battery: 3000 mAH Storage: 64GB and 256GB
Front Iris scanner Connectivity: Cat 18 4G LTE support (Gigabit LTE) Fingerprint: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner Camera: Rear 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4), Front 8 MP Assistance: Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button Charging: Wireless charging support Protection: IP68 water and dust resistance
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus detailed specs
Display: 6.2 Inch QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display (529 ppi) OS: Android 8.0 Oreo Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos 9810 (UK) RAM: 6GB RAM Battery: 3500 mAH Storage: 64GB and 256GB Connectivity: Cat 18 4G LTE support Fingerprint: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Front Iris scanner Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS (f/1.5, f/2.4) / Vertical dual rear-facing camera
Assistance: Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button Charging: Wireless charging support Protection: IP68 water and dust resistance
Price of S9, S9 plus and Availability in Nepal
The price of Samsung Galaxy S9 is 720 USD whereas the price of S9 plus is 840 USD. They are available in three colors now, namely Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple. In several areas, the phone will be available for financing (EMI) and carrier locked ones. Samsung S9 and S9 plus will come unlocked only in Nepal but the financing or EMI may be available. The phone will be available to buy from March 16 worldwide. We can expect the phone to be available here in Nepal or pre-booking by that time. And it seems they will keep the pricing strategy as before, of NRs 81,900 and 91,900. Lets wait and see of the price and availability of the phones in Nepal.