Whether you’re an android lover or not, you’ve probably somehow, somewhere heard about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9. The new Galaxy S9 is set to be officially announced (and hopefully launched)  at this year’s Mobile World Congress, although, if rumours are true, the new flagship handset won’t go on sale until early spring of 2018. We’ve decided to look at what the new Samsung S9 is going to be all about.

Specifications

  • Processor: Exynos 9810
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Display: Galaxy S9 5.8in and Galaxy S9+ 6.2in AMOLED display
  • Camera: Two 12-megapixel cameras with 10x optical zoom and 1,000fps
  • Front Camera: 8Mp AF
  • Iris Scanner
  • Storage: 64GB internal space (up to 256GB with microSD card)
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint reader (under camera)
  • Water & Dust resistant IP68
  • Better battery life over the S8 and S8+ respectively
  • Integration with Bixby
  • USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack included, with AKG stereo speakers
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Wireless charging (pad sold separately)

 

3D Face recognition

Samsung is trying to improve their security infrastructure by to introducing a state-of-the-art 3D face recognition scanner, similar to what we’ve seen on the iPhone X. However there have been rumours that there are some technical difficulties that could slow down the phone, but from what we’ve heard, Samsung have found a way to fix this issue.

Better camera

The S9 is equipped with a dual camera, which will allow for a much clearer and better user experience, even when it’s a dark and gloomy day (which we have plenty of, here in the UK) both cameras will work together to capture as much light as possible with help of a dual LED flash, so don’t worry, your selfies will still look amazing. Another great features is, you can now capture your videos in slow motion in 4k, now if that’s not something to cheer about, we’re not sure what is!

More powerful

This years’ Galaxy will have octa-core chipset, which means that four powerful core processors are running at 2.9GHZ and will be working alongside four lower power cores at 1.9GHz which will make the phone faster than its predecessor.  The GPU is meant to be 20 % more powerful therefore battery should last longer. In short, the S9 is going to pretty quick and doesn’t waste much time!

So what do we think?

Overall, even if you’re more of an iPhone person, the Samsung S9 is going to be an incredible smartphone and we think it’s going to difficult not to get excited about it. Although there aren’t meant to be that many significant design features, the tech of the actual smartphone is going to be unique and we’re incredibly excited to see how it’ll work. If you’d like some more info, or if you have any questions, please just give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help.