A lot of new smartphones launched this year, but the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 PLus will be the first true flagships of the year. The South Korean company’s new S-series smartphones will officially launch today, however, we already know almost everything about them already. While there still are a few hours to go until Samsung’s big launch event, thanks to a number of leaksters, the new smartphones don’t have too many secrets anymore. Images, specs sheets, pricing information and even the new handsets’ launch video already leaked in the past few weeks. Here s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
In terms of design, not much will change. Of course, the larger Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will now feature a dual primary camera on the back, so there will be a small change in its design. However, the change is not a huge one, and overall, the new smartphones will look a lot like last year’s S-series devices. The fingerprint sensor also changed its position a little bit, making it more comfortable for users to reach it without accidentally smudging the camera lens. The fact that the overall design doesn’t change too much is actually not a surprise.Samsung introduced a brand new design with its 2017 flagships and it’s only natural that it won’t change the looks drastically after only one year.
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus keep the gorgeous dual-edge Infinity Display of last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and the really thin bezels. The physical home button is still missing, and the fingerprint sensor is still on the back, despite expectations that it will finally be beneath the touchscreen. The on-screen fingerprint sensor might be present on the upcoming Note 9, though. Naturally, the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be made of premium quality materials, so users will be able to enjoy the premium feel they got used to with previous S-series models. The new handsets will be water- and dustproof too, just like their predecessors.
Besides the more powerful chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the new models will impress with more powerful cameras too. While only the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus got a dual camera, the smaller S9 also got an improvement. It will feature a dual-aperture camera, which should be able to capture higher- quality images than it did before. Unfortunately for those who were expecting a higher amount of RAM too, this doesn’t seem to become a reality just yet. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was already quite fast and powerful, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 will definitely not disappoint in this section either. However, users should keep in mind that Samsung’s new handsets will come with a lot of bloatware, which will slow the devices down a little bit. Even so, they will be quite powerful and fast.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature the same fast Bluetooth connectivity as its predecessor did. The handset will have a decent-sized battery that will ensure a rather acceptable battery life, and it will thankfully keep the audio jack too. The dedicated Bixby button is also here to stay, even though not many Samsung Galaxy S-series users were exactly excited about it. Then again, those who don’t want to interact with Bixby can choose not to and stick with Google’s virtual assistant instead. A new Samsung DEX device seems to be coming our way too. Thanks to this, users will be able to easily use their smartphones paired with a computer, allowing them to complete work with the help of their smartphone quite effectively.
Unfortunately, Samsung’s new smartphones will have quite a high price tag. Both the smaller Samsung Galaxy S9 and the larger S9 Plus will have prices that come close to that of the Apple iPhone X. Then again, these are high-end smartphones and expecting them to have affordable price tags would be unreasonable. Samsung will officially unveil its new handsets today. They will probably hit the stores sometime in March, and they will reach every region of the world shortly. Customers should keep in mind that outside the US, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will come with an Exynos chipset instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC.
The South Korean company will hold its huge launch event later today. If there is anything that wasn’t leaked before, we will find out then. Stay tuned and we will keep you in the loop with all the information you need to have in case you are planning to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 or the S9 Plus.