The Samsung Galaxy S9 being the newest Android flagship in town also features the newest hardware of all the handsets in this comparison. When you look at the S9 from the front, you can only think one thing: that's a Galaxy S8!
Taking inspiration from Apple, Samsung also introducing AR Emoji. The Galaxy S9 gets a 12-megapixel sensor while the S9 Plus has a dual 12-megapixel system. In the United States, the S9 will ship with the Snapdragon 845 - the latest processor from Qualcomm that is the gold standard when it comes to smartphone performance. All three storage variants will come with 4GB RAM. The S9 Plus sports a dual lens setup, with an added telephoto lens, like the Note 8.
When shooting in sunny open-air situations, the aperture switches to f/2.4. One can also manually choose between the two in the manual mode.
This larger device not only gets a bigger battery and more RAM but a also the inclusion of a dual-lens camera on its rear case. That includes everything from edge-to-edge screens to facial recognition to a water-resistant body. Like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch AMOLED display and an 18:9 aspect ratio. You get fixed open aperture, and while you can control where the focus goes, it essentially means your depth is set in stone: open wide with most things in focus.
Collectively, the cameras serve you capture photos with DSLR-like bokeh effects and wide-angle photos too. That provides a 2x optical - i.e. lossless - zoom, with no need to artificially magnify the image.
Selwyn is hopeful that New Zealand infrastructure will catch up with smartphone tech so Kiwis can access data faster. Meanwhile, Samsung has played a clever move to boost sales - buyers in India can pre-book their Samsung Galaxy S9 and/ or Samsung Galaxy S9+ for merely ₹2,000.
Preorders for the new smartphone begin March 2, with the phones going on sale March 16.
The India launch may take place after this, Samsung is further allowing pre-bookings on its online store for Rs 2000.
Samsung has been rumored to be working on a secret device called Galaxy X which can be folded when needed. The fact remains that we haven't had a chance to test out the Galaxy S9 Plus and really see what it's capable of.
It is evident that Foldable Galaxy X will cost higher that existing premium smartphones that Samsung sells.