Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 - 16:55
Now we have confirmation that the S9 and S9+ are available for pre-order, for release on the 16th of March. So, should you get one on release?
The Samsung S9 and S9+ at first glance, don’t look too dissimilar to the previous iteration of Samsung’s S range, the S8 and S8+. It’s when you take a closer look at some aspects of the phone, you notice the real differences.
The fingerprint scanner has been relocated, after a lot of complaints about the location on the S8 and S8+. It is now located slightly below the camera, meaning less stretching to find it, and no more accidentally smudging your camera lens trying to unlock your phone. This is a welcome change, but it’s the Camera itself where the S9 and S9+ show their real improvements.
“Today’s cameras are for more than taking pictures - they’re for connecting and communicating, Consumers want a smartphone camera with state-of-the-art technology so they can express themselves with high-quality images and tools to tell their own, unique story.” - Samsung
Samsung claim that the camera is the most advanced camera ever. It includes new features such as fantastic low-light capabilities, Super Slow-mo video for some fantastic effects and AR Emoji, which allows you to turn yourself into an Emoji to share with your social media buddies.
The “Infinity Display” is back, with slightly thinner bezels. The S9 sports a 5.8in, and the S9+ with 6.2in Quad HD+ Super AMOLED displays. There is also a new ‘Lilac Purple’ colour, in addition to the classic Midnight Black and Coral Blue colours seen on the S8s.
Rather than a ‘new’ feature, a lot of people will be glad to see that Samsung is sticking with the 3.5mm headphone jack, and not doing away with it like many of their competitors. It also includes incremental differences between the 2 models, with the S9+ having the bigger screen, a larger battery, more storage and the Dual Camera, as seen on the Note 8.
Samsung are pricing the S9 at £739 and the S9+ at £869. As always, ensure you keep an eye on http://www.4gadgets.co.uk to get the best deals on top quality used devices, with UK based customer service.