Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Looking at the newly presented news Galaxy S9 and S9 +, one might think that this time, the South Korean giant, Samsung did not even try - they are really very similar to last year's model. But as you know, the devil is in the details. And in front of us another clear example of this expression.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Yes, we have found a model, visually not unlike S8 and S8 +. The same screen size, the same rounded edges. But on closer examination, it becomes clear that the truly new vehicles in front of us. This is especially noticeable on the new camera device, despite the fact that they are structurally changed little.

Younger novelty flagship Galaxy line offers 5, 8-inch screen. Next - equipped with larger, 6, 2-inch display. Aspect ratio, made by technology Super AMOLED, each of the devices is 18 5: 9. Both have the same resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. The pixel density pattern have S9 is 570 dpi, have slightly smaller S9 + - 529 ppi. Screens, as is always the case with the Samsung, very bright, crisp and juicy.

It's all in the details to

Fingerprint scanner, the location of which owners complained last year's models, and now is not the side of the camera module, and moved under him. Before it was really difficult to get, especially if you have short fingers. As a result, you can often miss the mark and get a finger on the camera glass. In new models, this problem is solved.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Now, a fingerprint scanner located in the right place - right in the middle, under the camera

The Samsung noted that the work carried out to improve the sound quality of stereo equipment. Powered by the AKG speakers which is 40 percent louder than the Galaxy S8. In addition, the speakers support Dolby Atmos 3D technology simulates surround sound. Journalists who managed before anyone else to get to the new smartphone, noted that a direct comparison between the S8 and S9 of the last speakers actually sound "richer" and louder.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

the S9 model has stereo speakers. Hearing acts as a second

The company has also improved the work of recognition scanner persons appeared in the S8. Last year model offers the user two kinds unlock: via retinal scan or via facial recognition. retinal scanner, though it is considered a more secure method, while still working with Samsung Pay, but often because of the very bright lighting does not work as we would like. On the other hand, facial recognition is faster, but less secure. Again, it does not support Samsung Pay. And not friendly with poor lighting.

To address these challenges, Samsung has introduced updates to the technology of "smart scanning" (Intelligent Scan), which incorporates the best features of the above two technologies. Now the phone itself decides which technology to use the unlock. Poor lighting - triggered retina scanner. On the contrary, is too bright - work facial recognition scanner. It would seem a trifle, but nice. Most users this change may not even notice, but those who are more attentive to everything new - should be like. Because ultimately it is such subtle details give the right to be called one or another flagship device.

photography, time-lapse mode and AR Emoji

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

S9 - the first phone with a single camera with dual aperture of

The biggest changes in the new models S9 and S9 + underwent their rear camera. While all smartphones, presented at the moment in the market, have a fixed iris lens, 12-megapixel camera and S9 + S9 got the camera "Super Speed ​​Dual Pixel" at once with two diaphragms and optical stabilization.

The model S9 switches the camera aperture, depending on the shooting conditions. If there is enough light (e.g., the day when recording), it is switched to the aperture f / 2.4. The photos are clear from corner to corner. But if the scene has poor lighting, the camera switches to aperture f / 1.5, adding light photography. The possibility to choose one or the other aperture not. The system operates automatically. In theory, this makes the camera device more like a real camera, which usually come with adjustable apertures.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

S9 + model has the same 12-megapixel camera with dual aperture, like the S9. As an additional use 12-megapixel telephoto

Model S9 + has dual camera system. The second lens is located above the ground, has a diaphragm f / 2.4, and an integrated optical image stabilizer. Dual camera generally works the same as on the model Note 8. It has the function of a "live focus", which allows you to adjust the blur of the background in real time, which helps to find the right combination between realism and effects. The new product also has a feature "multi-frame". It creates a set of four frames and makes them last image with the already minimized noise levels. The effect is similar to the one used to create the HDR-images. Function assembles multiple images with different effects to produce the final image with a wider dynamic range. In general, the Multi-shot allows up to 30 percent to reduce the noise level in the images compared with the same parameters in S8 model.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Camera Sensor Super Speed ​​Dual Pixel allows you to shoot slow motion video at 960 frames per second in HD-resolution. The same iPhone X can shoot "sloumo" only at 240 frames per second. Japanese brother Sony Xperia XZ face is not far behind Samsung's new items and can also shoot video at a speed of 960 frames per second, but it does not have the AI ​​system that detects motion in the video and slows them only during that time.

Fans selfie find devices on the front panel 8 megapixel camera with an aperture f / 1.7 and autofocus. And it should be like a new feature AR Emoji, which is a response Animoji iPhone X.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

AR Emoji function allows to turn your selfie in GIF-customizable avatars

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

The function scans your face, but a few things like hairstyles and appearance can be changed, if desired,

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Take a picture of a loved one, and the camera will create on its basis a new Emoji. Piece something like a 3D Bitmoji function to Snapchat. The user is allowed to change the shape of the face, hairstyle and even look. Then, based on your AR Emoji software creates 18 GIF-images with different expressions, which can be shared anywhere. Just like Animoji, it allows you to record short video clips based on your AR Emoji, which scans a few specific points on your face for synchronization.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

If you do not like three-dimensional avatars of people, it can be converted, for example, in a rabbit

This is all, of course, very strange, stupid, but very funny. If you do not want to create AR Emoji based on its behalf, the function has a number of preset filters and characters.

Features and iron

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Slot for microSD memory card is still in place and supports cards of up to 400 GB

While many smartphone makers are beginning to refuse from such "retro" -fich as a headphone jack and a microSD card slot, the Samsung with its new "nine" remains true to itself and its customers. In the end, they asked the company about these functions in the new devices have been preserved.

The operation and S9 S9 + new items based on the latest processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Junior model has 4 GB RAM, S9 + equipped with a 6 GB RAM. Both devices have a permanent memory of 64 GB. But, as mentioned above, thanks to the microSD slot space can be increased even up to 400 GB.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Samsung is almost one of the last companies in the market, which still does not want to give up the audio jack 3, 5 mm

Perhaps the only thing that did not play in the Samsung, so it is with the size of the battery. Battery capacity at S9 is 3000 mAh at S9 + - 3,500 mAh. Exactly the same characteristics have S8 models and S8 +. Given that the last attempt of the company to increase the capacity of the battery turned pyrophoric Note 7 - the desire to leave everything here as before is completely justified, and it is obvious. And, of course, both trends have all security certificates and features, common to almost all modern flagship not only devices. Here you and line protection IP68 (dust and water), and fast charge and ... 3 5 mm audio jack.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Smartphones Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + work on the basis of the latest version of Android Oreo operating system with the superstructure Samsung TouchWiz UI

Delivered S9 and S9 + will be preloaded with Android Oreo brand and UI TouchWiz. Owners of previous models of the company will understand everything without words. There is no sense to repeat.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

DeX Pad has now become flat, is backward compatible with the S8, and will also support future models of the Samsung Smartphones

Experienced users will appreciate the new DeX Pad. The accessory can transform S9 and S9 + into a kind of desktop computer. It is only necessary to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse. The new slim design docking station chosen by chance. Put it in the smartphone can be used as a virtual keyboard or trackpad, if you just have a monitor or TV. A real mouse, of course, not replace, but in certain circumstances it may be useful.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

and the S9 S9 + connected to DeX Pad through USB-C port. Additionally, by connecting a monitor, you can use the device as a desktop computer

Looks new station DeX Pad, certainly not as respectable as the previous version for S8 and S8 +, but it has several advantages over the previous model. For example, it supports the output of 2560 x 1440 resolution pixels (the previous version only supports Full HD-resolution) and still has a backup audio jack.

The Samsung noted that the accessory is backward compatible with the previous flagship model, and will also support future devices company. The price of the new dock DeX Pad was not made public, but most likely, it will cost as the previous version - something around $ 150.

Samsung introduced a flagship smartphone Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Display smartphone docking station turns into a trackpad. Convenient to work, but it is certainly not a complete replacement of real mice

Bixby still in service

Whether you like it or not, the AI ​​assistant Bixby is still here in the new devices. At the "nines" is still a separate dedicated physical button to call it (the left side). Button to be reassigned to something else can not. As it is impossible to assign to call another virtual assistant, for example, from Google.

The Samsung note that made her smarter virtual assistant. Added support for new stores when choosing a product that Bixby could talk about this or that thing in more detail, and then another, and to buy it directly.

The glass caseback "nines" is still very fragile. Be sure to buy a bag, if you fear for the safety of the device

In addition, Bixby become smarter in certain places. Sending Bixby Vision, for example, in the hotel, he geotegirovannye using data to tell what attractions in the area can be found. The same goes for food. Point Bixby Vision for various products, and he will tell you how many calories they contain.

Perhaps the most useful upgrade for Bixby - it Live Translations. Now feature allows you to translate from a foreign language in real-time, using the technology of augmented reality. Do you want to translate, say, a Spanish menu - just by pointing Bixby Vision in the Spanish text and its translation appears immediately above him.

It is necessary to take?

functions of the phone in the first place should be useful. In this sense, the "nine" to cope in many aspects. New iron. Camera. Proper positioning unlock the scanner. Smarter AI helper. New "selfimodzhi". Silly, but fun. The older model has all the same, but slightly more productive and has two chambers. These are the only differences. Choose to suit all tastes. Someone more, someone less. In the sale of the model Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + will arrive March 16. Pre-orders for the device will be open from 2 March. Colors to choose from: Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue and Titanium Gray. on the device costs will be 719, 99 dollars for S9 and 839, 99 dollars for S9 +. For the Russian retail price of "traditional" will be higher. Another question is whether all this in order to give that kind of money and change essentially S8 and S8 + (which is still very good) on a slightly improved S8 and S8 +. Let us leave this question for most consumers.