The similarity between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its predecessor are not limited to just the external design, as a teardown of the firm’s flagship smartphone reveals its internal construction bears more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S8, and is just as difficult to repair. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Samsung yesterday announced its new 5.5-inch Galaxy S9 and the 6.2-inch Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones features an 18.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity Display…. Read the rest of this post here
Samsung on Sunday unveiled its latest Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showcasing the handset’s new dual-lens camera, stereo speakers, and AR-powered emoji. The new smartphones take the same general design as the Galaxy S8 devices, with slightly slimmer bezels on the top and bottom.
The headline feature of the S9 and S9+ is a 12-megapixel dual lens camera, boasting the first variable aperture system built into a smartphone, which promises better results in low light conditions and hardware-based shallow depth of field effects. Samsung’s new photography computation also shoots 12 photos in three groups of four and then combines them at the pixel level to eliminate noise and boost detail.
The S9 features variable dual lens 12-megapixel cameras with dual optical image stabilization, while the S9+ features a variable aperture lens paired with a second 12-megapixel lens with a fixed aperture. The S9 Plus also includes a new slow-motion mode that can shoot at 960 frames per second, which can turn a 2-millisecond recording into six seconds of video. For comparison’s sake, Apple’s iPhone X shoots at a maximum of 240 frames per second.
In U.S. models, the S9 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, but in other regions, including Europe, the smartphone is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos chip. Samsung has combined the face and iris recognition features into a new system called Intelligent Scan, which uses the best biometric sensor for the given situation. The fingerprint scanner on the back now sits below the camera module rather than alongside it. Like the S8 devices, the displays on the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch models are Quad HD+ and Super AMOLED, respectively. Also, there’s a headphone jack.
The inevitable comparison of Samsung’s new AR-based emoji will be Animoji on iPhone X, which map users’ facial expressions onto cartoon facades using Apple’s TrueDepth camera technology. However the Galaxy S9 diverges here by creating 3D personalized characters more akin to Bitmoji or Nintendo Mii avatars, which can then be shared as GIFs.
The S9 comes with 4GB of RAM while the S9+ has 6GB of memory. Both versions come with a base 64GB storage (user expandable up to 400GB via the Micro SD slot). In the U.S., the S9 starts at $720, with the S9+ costing $840. Pre-orders for both models begin on March 2 and the phones start shipping on March 16.
We’re just a month away from the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. While the company is busy at work, retail box of the Galaxy S9 has allegedly surfaced online. The retail box found by Reddit users reveal some basic yet key specifications of the S9 that should keep us excited till the launch which happens to be in February at the MWC 2018 event. As rumored, the Galaxy S9 will sport a 5.8-inches curved-edge Super AMOLED Infinity display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The retail box shows key camera specifics including a super-speed Dual-Pixel 12-megapixel camera with OIS, an F1.5/2.4 variable aperture camera similar to Samsung W2018 that can record super slo-mo videos, but we’re yet to know the frame rates at which the videos are recorded. It has an 8-megapixel selfie snapper on the front and Stereo speakers and earphones tuned by AKG. The Galaxy S9 duo will be water and dust resistant rated at IP68. There is an Iris scanner, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and support for wireless charging. While there are not many differences in terms of specifications between the S9 and this year’s S8+, it should be interesting to see the what features that would tag along. Though … Fone Arena
Samsung’s upcoming ‘Galaxy S9’ smartphone may include a dual-pixel rear camera with a variable aperture, according to an image allegedly showing part of the mobile device’s packaging, which also claims it to have a similar-sized display to its predecessor, last year’s Galaxy S8. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Imagine a world where Bridge Constructor combines its bridge-building gameplay with Valve’s puzzle-platformer Portal. Well, imagine no longer as apparently Headup Games have been secretly working on just that very thing. That’s right, Bridge Constructor Portal is a thing and it’s coming to Android really soon. There is even a trailer available for your viewing pleasure, so hit that “Read More” button and check it out!