5 facts about the Samsung Galaxy S9

16/04/2018 - 03h16

It was launched on 16 March at a price of 849€ and 949€ for the + model at Orange. Samsung's Galaxy S9 was announced at the Mobile World Congress and here is everything you need to know.    

Very similar design
It is difficult to describe the physical difference between the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8. The design is the same as for the previous model, with a reduction in size of just a few millimetres. The S9 measures 5.8 inches while the S9+ is slightly longer at 6.2 inches. Discover the big reveal.

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The Galaxy S9 will be up against the iPhone X and Huawei, so it will need to pack a powerful punch. The smartphone features a 12 megapixel dual-pixel sensor, a wide-angle lens with an aperture ranging from f/2.4 or f/1.5 (a record that pro photographers will appreciate). In low light, it should be a real joy. In terms of video, Samsung (like Sony with the XZ Premium) is switching to slow motion at 960 images per second. We must admit, we can’t wait to try it out for you!

A response to the Animoji? Well, yes, of course!
Like Apple’s Animojis on the iPhone X, Samsung has unveiled AR Emojis. These are little virtual characters (a bit like Bitmojis) that you create based on your face. As with the iPhone X, the avatar evolves with movements of your face.

A powerful punch inside
For those who like the technical details, we can already reveal that the S9 and S9+ will feature the Samsung Exynos 9810 processor, with 4 GB of RAM and 6 for the S9+. In terms of storage space, it starts at 64 GB and goes up to 256 GB, with the possibility of adding a microSD card to take it up to... 2 TB (yes, you are reading correctly).  4G+ can go up to 1 Gbps (although the 4G networks are not yet completely adapted for this).  In terms of battery charging, you have the choice of reversible USB-C (high speed, of course) or wireless charging (Qi).

And it is also a computer
Like the S8 and Note 8, the Galaxy can be connected to a screen, keyboard and mouse to act as a computer. A new DeX station for the S9 has been announced to connect all this, as well as an improved version of the operating system, which is becoming increasing similar to a PC or a Mac. It is now possible to use the smartphone as a touchpad.

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