Are they best Galaxies from Samsung?
Without changing the design and display much, Samsung is all set to launch S9 and S9+ very soon. S9 will be even better than impressive S8. On the design front, you get a metal frame sandwiched between glass panels.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch super AMOLED display with a great resolution of 1440×2960 pixels. It’s big brother, S9 Plus sports a 6.2 inch super AMOLED display. In both the phones the panels have 18:9 ratio.
Hardware and Cameras
Hardware is also bumped up as the Galaxy s9 and s9+ are powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 Octa-core(4×2.8GHz+4×1.9GHz) octa-core chip. This model will be launched in India whereas USA model will be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core(4×2.8GHz+4×1.8GHz) chip. The S9+ will have 6 GB RAM while S9 will get just 4 GB. The internal storage option will be 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. Apart from this, you can expand your storage via external SD card if you are a media loving person. The battery capacities of S9 and S9+ are 3000 mAh and 3500 mAh respectively.
It’s clear Samsung is not providing anything extraordinary in battery department but it’s not the case with cameras. The S9+ has a promising camera which sports dual camera setup [12MP(f/1.6)+12MP(F/2.4)] on the rear. The cameras feature Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus and OIS(Optical Image Stabilisation). The key highlight of this camera will be slow-motion video recording at 960 frames per second.
The S9, however, sports a single 12MP (f/1.5) camera. What makes S9’s camera stand out is, the capability to switch between a regular aperture and a wide aperture in case of low light scenario.
The S9s will be available starting on March 16, 2018, in selected market. The color options will be Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and a new one, Lilac Purple. The projected price for Rs 67,400 and Rs 80,000 for S9 and S9+ respectively.
Looking at the specs, the two handsets seem to be costly and iPhone X looks like a better option if you don’t hate iPhones. The camera is the USP but battery seems to be a disappointment for some users. However, Samsung has made best galaxies at least on paper. What do you think? Are Samsung S9 and S9+ worth buying if you already own S8? Tell us your thoughts about the New Galaxies in the comment section.