By Damilola Faustino
Samsung recently launched Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. They have several new features alongside welcome improvements. What are the best features of the Galaxy S9? We highlight some of these features that make the S9 unique.
Enhanced biometric authentication
The Galaxy S9’s Intelligent Scan feature combines the collective strength of Samsung’s iris scanning, facial recognition and intelligent technologies to create a seamless authentication solution that offers users secure access to their device in virtually any environment.
New fingerprint sensor position
If you have the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, or Galaxy Note 8 you’ll be glad to know the odd fingerprint sensor position has finally been addressed. In the Galaxy S9, you will find the fingerprint sensor in the centre of the device on the rear, beneath the camera. The centre position also makes for a much better experience and means you can comfortably register the digits on either finger (rather than just your right finger last year).
Dual camera on the Galaxy S9 Plus
On the Galaxy S9 Plus, you will find the fingerprint sensor beneath not one, but two cameras (the regular S9 has only one). These cameras work similarly to the Galaxy Note 8. There’s a regular wide-angle super speed dual pixel 12 MP camera with dual aperture also found on the regular Galaxy S9 and a secondary 12 MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture.
Design and Display
Both the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and the 6.2-inch S9+ have now refined the Infinity Display. These include reinforcing the Super AMOLED displays with thicker Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and crafting the bezels and screen in a deeper black to conceal the iris sensor.
Samsung’s claims that its intelligence platform, Bixby, is deeply integrated into the Galaxy S9’s camera, and utilises augmented reality and deep learning technologies to provide users with a wide range of helpful, real-time information about the world around them. When the user points their camera at an object, Bixby recognises what it’s looking at and instantly presents information related to that object overlaid on top of the image.
Another area where Samsung phones have traditionally struggled is audio. The single bottom-firing speaker from last year is now joined by a second front-facing speaker. The speakers are 1.4 times louder than the Galaxy S8 and Samsung says the speakers offer amazing premium audio.
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