Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduces the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that rethink the way people communicate, share and experience the world.
Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera.
Both models equipped with a new Dual Aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalised AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ ensure users do not miss a moment and make their everyday epic.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ deliver an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, immersive audio with Dolby Atmos® and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display1 – a key staple in Samsung’s design heritage. Also, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung’s existing IoT services into one single, smart experience.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ cameras are built with a SuperSpeed Dual Pixel sensor with dedicated processing power and memory to take amazing shots with high photo quality. The Galaxy S9 and S9+’s camera features include:
Capabilities in taking slow-motion video that captures 960 frames per second. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offer automatic Motion Detection, an intelligent feature that detects movement in the frame and automatically begins to record – all users have to do is set up the shot.
After capturing the Super Slow-mo video, users can select background music from 35 different options or add a tune from their favourite playlist. Users can also quickly create, edit and share GIF files with a simple tap in three playful styles of looping to watch the action over and over again.
Low Light Camera
Samsung’s Dual Aperture2 (F1.5 / F2.4) automatically lets in more light enter the sensor when it’s dark and less light when it’s too bright, taking optimising the exposure based on the lighting condition. Now, this is the first mechanical aperture on a mobile phone that I’ve ever seen; the mobile industry first.
Samsung lets users create an emoji that looks, sounds and acts like them. AR Emoji uses a data-based machine learning algorithm; it analyses a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions, like winks and nods, for true personalisation.
AR Emoji shares users’ real-life emotions not only in video but also with a range of stickers and uses a standard AGIF file format so that users can share their emojis across most third-party messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram etc.
My friends said that the AR emoji is not accurate, my emoji looks slimmer. BUT I don’t bother, my emoji looks almost like me.
Samsung’s intelligence platform, integrated into the camera, uses augmented reality and deep learning technologies to provide helpful information about a user’s surroundings3.
With real-time object detection and recognition, Bixby instantly generates data directly on top of the image that the camera is pointing.
Users can translate foreign languages and currency in real time with Live Translation, learn about their surroundings, purchase products seen in the real world and track calories throughout the day.
Smartphones are often our go-to choice for entertainment, which is why Samsung created a device that offers premium sound experiences with stereo speakers tuned by AKG. Sounds are crystal clear, crisp and rich in quality, whether users are watching their favourite movie or streaming their favourite artist’s latest album.
Also, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ also support Dolby Atmos, giving the effect of 360-degree sound.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ audio experience complemented by Samsung’s revolutionary Infinity Display. First introduced on the Galaxy S8, the bold, bright Super AMOLED Infinity Display blends right into the phone with virtually no distracting notches. With adaptive contrast enhancement, users can use their device even in direct sunlight.
The Best Comes Standard with the Galaxy Foundation
Samsung sets the gold standard for smartphones with IP687 water and dust resistance and wireless charging and goes a step beyond with the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The devices now support the expandable memory of up to 400GB with a Micro SD Card and are equipped with the latest premium application processors offering dominant performance and sophisticated image processing.
Samsung’s latest defence-grade security platform supports three different biometric authentication options – iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition – so users can choose the way they want to protect their device and applications.
The devices feature Intelligent Scan, a new verification that intelligently uses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to quickly and conveniently unlock a user’s phone in various situations.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also introduce Dedicated Fingerprint, giving users the option to use a different fingerprint to access Secure Folder than the one used to unlock the phone.
Where can you get one?
Pre Order and Registration
Pre-Order/ Registration of interest with telecommunication operators for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will commence from 1 March 2018, Thursday, 12pm.
Interested Consumers can visit the following URLs for more information:
Pre-Order at Samsung Store Online/ Samsung Experience Stores
Consumers can also pre-order their Galaxy S9 and S9+ (without contract) via the Samsung Store online (http://www.samsung.com/sg/smartphones/galaxy-s9/shop/) from 1 March 2018, Thursday, 12 pm or visit the following Samsung Experience Stores during opening hours.
Pre-order at Major Consumer Electronics & IT Stores and Lazada Singapore
Pre-order for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will also be available online from 1 March 2018, Thursday, 12 pm at major consumer electronics & IT stores’ (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) respective websites and Lazada Singapore. More information is available at the following URLs:
- Best Denki: https://www.bestdenki.com.sg/galaxys9
- Courts: https://www.courts.com.sg/galaxys9
- Gain City: https://www.gaincity.com/galaxys9
- Hachi: https://www.hachi.tech/galaxys9
- Harvey Norman: http://www.harveynorman.com.sg/galaxys9
- Lazada Singapore: https://ali.lazada.sg/wow/i/sg/SGCampaign/galaxys9
- Newstead: http://www.newstead.com.sg/galaxys9
All consumers who purchase Galaxy S9 or S9+ will be entitled to a complimentary Samsung Concierge Care Pack worth $128 and exclusive trade-in value for their eligible device of up to $610 via the Samsung Trade Up (SG) app, upon full payment during collection of their Galaxy S9 or S9+ from 10 March 2018.
Purchasers of Galaxy S9+ (256GB) will also receive a Wireless Charger Stand (Black) worth $108 during collection of their Galaxy S9+ (256GB) upon full payment, on a while stocks last basis.
Local Pricing and Availability
|Model||Built-in Memory3||RRP (S$)|
|Galaxy S9||64 GB||$1,198.00|
|Galaxy S9+||64 GB||$1,348.00|
|Galaxy S9+||256 GB||$1,498.00|
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Technical Specifications:
|Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9+|
|OS||AndroidTM 8 (Oreo)|
|Display||5.8-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:99,10 (570ppi)||6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:99,10 (529ppi)|
|Body||147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g, IP687||158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g, IP687|
|Camera||Rear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4) Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)||Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4) Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4) Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)|
|AP||10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.7 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)11 10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)|
|Memory||4GB RAM 64GB/128GB/256GB12 + Micro SD Slot (up to 400 GB)||6GB RAM 64GB/128GB/256GB12 + Micro SD Slot (up to 400 GB)|
|SIM Card||Single SIM: Nano SIM Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM): Nano SIM + Nano SIM or MicroSD slot|
|Network||Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)|
|Sensors||Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition, Intelligent Scan: multimodal biometric authentication with iris scanning and face recognition|
|Audio||Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology, Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF|
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|