Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona.
The phones look very similar to their predecessors, with the only noticeable design change being the movement of the fingerprint sensor to underneath the phone.
The S9 runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor (in North America, other markets can expect to see Samsung’s latest Exynos processor); has either 4GB (S9) or 6GB (S9 Plus) of RAM; comes with 64GB of storage and support for microSD cards; has a 3,000mAh (S9) or 3,500mAh (S9 Plus) battery; is IP68 dust and water resistant; and supports both fast wired and fast wireless charging.
The S9 Plus also comes with a dual rear camera set up, with the S9 having just one rear camera set up.
Integrated into the new camera app is Samsung’s take on the iPhone X’s Animoji, which it calls AR Emoji. It lets you capture an image of your face, and using over 100 points, it builds a custom 3D character with your features.
For software, the S9 will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo, but much like the hardware, the design isn’t hugely different from the software on the S8.
The Galaxy S9 is expected to cost $720, with the S9 Plus to cost $840. Photos below courtesy Verge.