What you should know about Samsung Galaxy S9

What a lot of people don’t know about the Samsung S9 that they need to know.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
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Sometimes in March this year, the Samsung phone brand released the long anticipated Samsung S9 and S9+ worldwide without excluding Nigeria.

The release has gotten voluminous footfalls at Samsung phone outlets and other gadget stores with curious Samsung fans excited to check the features of the smartphone.

For those that are yet to meet the S9 in person, below is all you need to know about the new phone that makes it worth the buzz and hype it has created.

Meet the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9

At a first glance of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, one might probably say it looks just like its forerunner, Samsung S8 and S8+, but in fact they are absolutely different with new amazing features. Let’s start with the appearance.

The S9 series phone comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a Pixel per Inch of 531. The phone is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core processor, and guess what? It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a micro SD card.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 runs Android 8.0 and is powered by a 3500mAh non removable battery. It measures 158.10 x 73.80 x 8.50 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 189.00 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM.

As for the camera, the Samsung Galaxy S9 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Seems like I’ve said it all right? Not at all, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

These are the other amazing features you will find on the new Samsung S9

Live Translation

This must be the most amazing feature on the S9, most especially for those that enjoy travelling. The camera translates other languages to English, if the camera can see it, then you can translate it.

This means you have your personal translator with you wherever you go. Although this specification is not applicable in some countries yet, but this has to be the best feature yet.

With just this feature, I do not mind walking into any slot outlet in Lagos to get the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and pay later, but that’s not all.

AR emoji

With Snap chat we enjoyed the augmented images, but with Samsung S9, we are in to enjoy Samsung’s version of animated emoji that allows the camera turn your face into an avatar that resembles you and then uses your facial expressions to animate the character. This is just like the bitmoji, but it’s better because the emoji does not just look life-like but they look like you.

Super-slow-motion video

We may think we’ve seen super-slow-motion video in other smartphones, but Samsung’s execution is exceptionally addictive. The S9 camera can slow down a video clip to 960 frames per second at 720p resolution for 0.2 seconds to create a 6-second clip you can share across all social media platforms.

When shooting in super-slow-motion mode, the camera lens automatically detects when action appears in the frame and slows it down for you, allowing you view memories in the best way possible.

F1.5 Aperture Mode

For those that get frustrated when they are unable to take pictures at night because of poor light-conditions, like at night concert, say no more. The Samsung S9 has a lens that opens to F1.5 mode to pull in light for a bright and clear photo.

According to Samsung, this feature lets in 28-percent more light than the S8 shooter, and this is just perfect for anyone that wants good images both day and night.

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Intelligent Scan

Samsung gives you more security with the Galaxy S9. Unlike the Galaxy S8 that offers three modes of authenticating your identity: iris scanning, facial recognition and the fingerprint sensor, the S9 adds a fourth, called Intelligent Scan.

The new method combines facial and iris scanning, which means you won’t have to pick between the two when one method fails; the S9 will simply default to the other. According to Samsung this is because: iris scanning tends to fail in direct sunlight and that facial recognition can be spotty at night, so Intelligent Scan combines the two for a lower failure rate.

The Samsung S9 and S9+ also has other features like the multi device experience that allows you share your screen with other Samsung phones without stress. This and other features makes the new Samsung S9 and S9+ irresistible, and if you are as excited as I am to have it, you can get it now and pay later at any of the slot stores in Lagos, provided you are a salary earner living in Lagos.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article What you should know about Samsung Galaxy S9 was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: September 3rd, 2022
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