Quick Look: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

    If last year’s S8 series was all about the Infinity Display, this 2018, the Korean tech giant underscores camera technology—bells and whistles included. The newest iterations of Samsung’s highly-loved flagship series sport skillfully melded polycarbonate and aluminum form factors. A curved Super AMOLED display dominates the front with a tad space for the front camera, receiver, and Iris scanner atop. It has the same 18:5:9 aspect ratio as the S8 line, but with its bezels significantly slimmed down. On top of that, the S9 line comes with a deep-black screen to better give a sense of seamlessness build-wise. The Galaxy S9 has a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS rear camera with dual aperture (f1.5/f2.4) and an 8 MP autofocus front shooter with f1.7 aperture. Camera specs for both phones are pretty much the same. The only difference is that the S9+ has an additional f2.4 12 MP OIS sensor to round out its dual rear camera system. On top of its quality sensors, the camera app is full to the brim with modes and features to give you the time of your life, including, but not limited to Super Slow-Mo mode which can shoot videos at professional-grade 960 fps, Art Bokeh, which can be accomplished through either the Select Focus (S9) or Live Focus (S9+), and dual aperture along with multi-frame noise reduction which functions like the human eye, automatically adjusting to whatever the lighting condition may be so that photos come out bright every time. The new S9 phones also come with the AR Emoji feature, which beyond embedding emojis and fun filters on your portraits and selfies, also allow you to create your own 3D avatar that mirrors your facial movements. Users can also make animated stickers from their own avatar. The S9 line also comes with high-power stereo speakers tuned by audio leader AKG, an IP68-rated waterproof body, iris scanning or face recognition for added security, Bixby integration (with dedicated button), and more AR features.

    PHP 45,990 (Samsung Galaxy S9)
    PHP 60,990 (Samsung Galaxy S9+, 256 GB)
    PHP 55,990 (Samsung Galaxy S9+, 128 GB)
    PHP 52,990 (Samsung Galaxy S9+, 264 GB)

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