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Samsung launches the reimagined Galaxy S9 series!

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Today is the DAY! Samsung has officially made the highly anticipated new Galaxy S9 series official! As expected, the company introduced the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+.
Samsung launches the reimagined Galaxy S9 series!
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

Coming from the Galaxy S8 series last year, the new Galaxy S9 series are now better than ever. It still has the identical looking sandwiched glass design with IP68 water and dust resistance, but Samsung improved on nearly everything else.
Single and dual cam!

Both highlights an improved curved Infinity Display, speedier than ever processor and GPU, variable aperture camera, AR capabilities, better than ever Bixby, and the new interesting tricks.
Crazy good cameras for a phone!
Crazy good cameras for a phone!

The Galaxy S9 has the smaller 5.8-inch screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, 3,000mAh battery, and single 12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) w/ Dual Pixel, OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash camera.

See also: Meet Samsung Galaxy S9, The compact powerhouse?

On the other hand the Galaxy S9+ boasts the larger 6.2-inch screen, 6GB RAM, up to 256GB expandable storage, 3,500mAh battery, and dual camera setup. The dual camera setup consist of a 12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) primary and a 12 MP f/2.4 telephoto secondary lens. It also has Dual Pixel, Dual OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash.

Related: Meet Samsung Galaxy S9+, The flagship to beat of 2018?

The new features of the Galaxy S9 series

1. Variable aperture camera with up to 960 fps Super Slow-mo - Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ has an auto adjusting 12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) aperture size. The f/1.5 is for better lowlight and the f/2.4 is for bright shots. Samsung also has a 960 fps Super Slow-mo mode with up 720p resolution.

2. New camera features - It now has AR Emoji which can create a 3D avatar that looks like you and can copy your facial expressions. It also has pre-installed cute emoji's that works like Apple's Animoji, but better. For the Galaxy S9+ the Live Focus feature now comes with and "art bokeh" function.

3. Speedier processor - The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the first two phones with up to 2.9GHz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core processor built under the 10 nm FinFET process. It is paired with the Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. In comparison that's higher than the MP12 GPU of the Mate 10 series.

4. Stereo speakers - Samsung now has a stereo speaker setup for the new Galaxy phones. It has a single loud speaker below and another speaker on the earpiece. AKG audio tuned those new speakers for the "best" speaker quality on a smartphone yet.

5. Intelligent scan - It is the iris scanner + facial recognition combined. It uses infrared and RGB sensors with anti-spoofing. Samsung claims that it is now more accurate and secured than ever.

6. Bixby 2.0 now has AR - It now has live translation and conversion, object detection, and etc. It is now smarter than ever.

7. Samsung DeX Pad - Coming from the first DeX, the new Dex Pad now has up to WQHD resolution, option to use your phone as a touchpad, HDMI connection, and 2x USB 2.0 port.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+
Display5.8-inch WQHD Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 resolution w/ Curved Infinity Display and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 568 ppi6.2-inch WQHD Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 resolution w/ Curved Infinity Display and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 531 ppi
CPU
2.9GHz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core processor
2.9GHz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G72 MP18Mali-G72 MP18
RAM4GB6GB
ROM64GB expandable via microSD card up to 256GB64GB / 128GB / 256GB expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
Back Camera12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) w/ Dual Pixel, OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) + 12 MP f/2.4 telephoto lens w/ Dual Pixel, Dual OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/1.7 w/ AF, wide angle lens, and screen flash8MP f/1.7 w/ AF, wide angle lens, and screen flash
Battery
3,000 mAh w/ fast charging and wireless charging
3,500 mAh w/ fast charging and wireless charging
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo w/ Samsung Experience 9.0Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Samsung Experience 9.0
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 3G, HSPA+, LTE Cat 18, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 3G, HSPA+, LTE Cat 18, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsPressure, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, light
Pressure, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, light
OthersFingerprint sensor, Intelligent scan, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, USB Type-C, UHQ 32-bit / DSD support, Colors: coral blue, midnight black, lilac purpleFingerprint sensor, Intelligent scan, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, USB Type-C, UHQ 32-bit / DSD support, Colors: coral blue, midnight black, lilac purple
Dimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm158.1 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight
163 g
189 g
PricePHP 45,990
PHP 52,990 (64GB) / PHP 55,990 (128GB) / PHP 60,990 (256GB)

Pre-order begins Feb 27 to March 6, 2018 with exclusive gift of choice, giveaways, and 10 percent wearable discount. It will go on sale starting March 15, 2018.
Accessories and freebies
Accessories and freebies

The options for freebies available are: AKG S30 Bluetooth speaker, Wireless Charger Convertible, and worth PHP 3,500 Samsung APS discount.


It'll also come with AKG earphones and clear cover case inside the box, screen warranty for 6 months, 25 percent off Zalora for a minimum purchase of PHP 1.5K, and PHP 200 or PHP 500 off on food and groceries respectively at honestbee.

The new Galaxy S9 series are available at Smart, Globe, Lazada, Abenson, and other Samsung authorized dealers nationwide.

Samsung also has easy payment terms at Citi with 0 percent interest up to 36 months, BDO with 0 percent interest up to 24 months, and PHP 3.5K debit cashback at PSBank.

It also has exlusive privileges at Zalora, honestbee, Grab, CBTL, The Wings, Pacific, and Samsung Concierge.

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