If you take a quick glance at the phone, you may feel that the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn’t look like much of an upgrade as the design is extremely identical to the Galaxy S8 which came out last year. Since the S8 was considered as a really impressive handset, the company decided to stick to that design of the previous year and rather give in efforts of making the phone stronger, faster and more effective with every passing day.
By now, it is being touted to be one of the most powerful smartphones in the market, has got different features like AR Emoji which can be created with yourself image and it boasts of a camera which can do anything that you command it to do. You have probably never seen such a camera before in any other phone. Samsung also worked hard in fixing the biometric issues which were of concern with the Galaxy S8. Hence, if you’re looking forward to changing your 2016 phone, take a look at all the new features.
Release date and the price of the phone
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and its date of release have been set on the 16th of March and pre-orders have been opened for a long time now. If you’re concerned about the price, it will cost you $719.99 and with that amount you will get a free SIM from Samsung. However, the actual pricing of this smartphone isn’t unclear. If you consider UK, you will find a major price leap since the handset that came out last year and as per reports from the latest sources, it carries the same price as well.
If it is calculated in terms of the UK price, you can predict to pay an amount which is between 35 pounds and 50 pounds in a month but at the same time you may come across many contracts which will force you to pay an amount upfront. In American, people are seeing $30 in a month for the contract and the phone itself costs in between $720 and $800. You won’t get any variation for storage for this phone as the only option is the 64GB option which has been introduced as of now.
Augmented Reality Emoji
This is too much of a novelty feature and it requires better facial recognition. People took a little bit of time to accept the idea of AR Emoji and also make sure that people don’t get bored too easily. There is a pretty good response to the Animoji of Apple which garnered lot of eyeballs when the iPhone X was introduced and which leverage the TrueDepth Camera in the front portion of the iPhone X. If you wish to create your own Avatar, you have to smile at the front-facing camera and the smartphone, the S9 will create its own digital version. Once this is created, you can customize the skin color, the hair and also choose a different outfit. However, the outfits are currently a bit limited and there are not many hair colors.
The fingerprint scanner of the S8 was tough to reach but the biometric scanner of the Intelligent Scan feature of Galaxy S9. This year, the speed of intelligent Scan feature is much better than what you got last year. Since you can update the phone with a picture of yours, you can be sure that no one else can use your phone in case it’s lost.
Henceforth, if you’re a Samsung lover, make sure you save enough money for getting the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9.