Samsung launches Galaxy S9 and S9+at MWC 2018

The devices feature Intelligent Scan, a new verification that intelligently uses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to quickly and conveniently unlock a user’s phone in various situations.
DJ Koh, President and Head of Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communications Division, unveils the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which he describes as smartphones “with the power to help you reimagine how you’ll experience the world tomorrow.”
DJ Koh, President and Head of Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communications Division, unveils the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which he describes as smartphones “with the power to help you reimagine how you’ll experience the world tomorrow.”

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Samsung Electronics has launched the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at MWC 2018. The smartphones were unveiled in a fun and interactive launch event held at Barcelona’s Fira Barcelona Montjuïc.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ deliver an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, immersive audio with Dolby Atmos and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display 1– a key staple in Samsung’s design heritage. In addition, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung’s existing IoT services into one single, smart experience.

“The way we use our smartphones has changed as communication and self-expression has evolved,” said DJ Koh, president and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

“With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the smartphone camera. Not only do the Galaxy S9 and S9+ enable consumers to shoot great photos and videos anywhere, it’s a smartphone that’s designed to help them connect to others and express themselves in a way that’s unique and personal to them.”

The Galaxy S9 and S9+’s camera features include Super Slow-mo (captures 960 frames per second), automatic motion detection, low light camera, AR Emoji (uses a data-based machine learning algorithm, which analyses a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions), Bixby (With real-time object detection and recognition, Bixby instantly generates information directly on top of the image that the camera is pointing at). 

For those constantly on the move, the next-generation Samsung DeX empowers a mobile lifestyle by bringing a large, full-screen experience to the mobile handset. 

The devices now support expandable memory of up to 400GB with a Micro SD Card.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ support three different biometric authentication options – iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition – so users can choose the way they want to protect their device and applications. The devices feature Intelligent Scan, a new verification that intelligently uses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to quickly and conveniently unlock a user’s phone in various situations. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also introduce Dedicated Fingerprint, giving users the option to use a different fingerprint to access Secure Folder than the one used to unlock the phone.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available starting in March 16, 2018 in select markets and will be offered in Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and  Lilac Purple.

An attendee puts the Galaxy S9’s low light camera to the test by snapping a selfie by the venue’s Dandelion Park.

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