Samsung recently launched it’s flagship, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus for early 2018. These devices may look a lot like last years flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, but don’t get fooled. There are ton of features to play with on Samsung’s latest flagship.To stay competitive with Google’s Pixel 2 XL and Apple’s iPhone X, which houses the best smartphone cameras around, Samsung added tons of new photographic features to the S9. The company is particulary boasting about the camera of these smartphone.
Here, we have listed the top 10 features of samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus which shall make buying these flagship worth.
1. Super-Slow-Motion Video
We have already seen slow motion in many devices, but Samsung’s implementation is quite amazing.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. And because the quality of Samsung’s new Super Speed Dual Pixel camera is so good, the clarity of well-lit Super Slow-motion videos is flat-out nuts.
Samsung also provides a secondary feature of Slow-motion mode called Motion Detection. While using this mode, you can start recording video in normal-speed video at any time. Once motion is detected inside a specific area in the frame, the camera automatically switches to Super Slow-motion mode ensuring you won’t miss out a single moment.
2. Variable aperture
Taking photos at low light conditions, especially at bar or a nighttime concert is a struggle with most camera phones. You just have to be okay with low quality pictures with noise and less details. The S9 camera will now make those photos more sharper, clearer and worth sharing, thanks to a new dual aperture.The hardware feature in the S9’s primary 12-megapixel lens mechanically opens the aperture at either f/1.5 or f/2.4 to make those low-light images so they can be as bright as they need to be. Samsung says this feature lets in 28-percent more light than the S8 shooter.
3. Dual-lens camera on the Galaxy S9+
Like last years flagship Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has now introduced Dual Camera Setup in the next flagship series Galaxy S9 Plus. The company has baked a second lens into the S9+, which allows you to achieve portrait effects using Live Focus and gives you 2x optical zoom for clearer shots from far away.
4. Intelligent scan
The Galaxy S8 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. Samsung said 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. Intelligent Scan isn’t as secure as a fingerprint sensor — which the S9 also has, iPhone X fans — so you can’t use it to authenticate payments. But the S9 offers the new method as another way to quickly unlock your device
5. AR emoji
We can’t lie: Samsung’s version of animated emoji is bound to be polarizing. The S9 camera turns your face into an avatar that resembles you (sort of) and then uses your facial expressions to animate the character. It’s a compelling feature, in theory, and one that makes animated emoji seem more lifelike. (Apple’s iPhone X Animoji are designed to be sillier, because they animate popular emoji such as the unicorn and poop.) Samsung’s camera doesn’t use a depth sensor, so the AR emoji end up looking more like Bitmoji that move around a bit. But Bitmoji are incredibly popular, so this feature may prove to be as well.
6. Bixby vision
Samsung wants to make its digital assistant, Bixby, more useful, so the S9 gives it more powers. When you open the Camera app and toggle over to Bixby, you can use the camera preview to translate text into a different language, view calorie counts in various foods and even apply makeup to your face (which you can then buy, thanks to Sephora integration). The makeup application actually mapped my facial features and applied products to the right spots, which was impressive. Bixby is still no Alexa or Google Assistant, but these visual features could prove to be incredibly useful.
7. Stereo Speakers
The Galaxy S9 sports stereo speakers tuned by AKG, with one speaker located on the top and the other on the bottom of the device. Samsung says the new speakers are 1.4 times louder than the ones in the Galaxy S8. To my ear, they sounded similar, but the S9 also uses Dolby Atmos technology, and that makes a world of difference. When you watch Atmos-optimized content, the audio seems to physically surround you. It’s insanely cool.
Samsung still wants you to use your smartphone as a mini PC, and its new DeX Pad offers an easier way to do that than last year’s DeX accessory. You can dock your S9 (or S8 and Note 8) in the pad and use your smartphone’s display as a touchpad or physical keyboard when mirroring content to a monitor. If you use the S9 with the DeX Pad, you bump up the resolution to 2K. Samsung is working with game developers, including the makers of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, to optimize the DeX Pad for gaming, and the company said it has 30 to 40 partners working to optimize their Android apps for the DeX Pad experience.
9. New colors
Rose gold is so 2016. Samsung is launching the S9 and S9+ in sophisticated hues, including Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple. The glossy shades coat the sides and back of the phone, and the purple shade, in particular, is a stunner in person.
10. Fingerprint sensor in a different location
While we loved the Galaxy S8 and considered it one of the best smartphones you could buy for much of 2017, we didn’t love the location of its fingerprint sensor. Samsung placed that sensor right next to the camera, so you risked smudging the lens when trying to unlock your phone. Now, the sensor is beneath the camera, letting you easily authenticate your identity if you aim a safe distance below the lens.