Samsung has officially unveiled the shiny new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona. Set to take on the iPhone X, the new smartphone introduces several new features, including Samsung’s most advanced camera to date.

Samsung Galaxy S9: Everything You Need to Know

From a purely processing and style point of view, the S9 isn’t so different from previous Samsung Galaxy editions. Just like the S8, the S9 will have a 5.8inch Quad HD+ Curved Super Amoled infinity screen, while the Galaxy S9+ smartphone will have a 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super Amoled infinity screen, like the Galaxy S8+.

But where things really heat up is in the features. The Galaxy S9’s camera is impressive to say the least. As well as incorporating a new Super Dual Pixel sensor and dual aperture lens to capture photographs in DLSR-quality, the camera also has Super Slow-mo video capabilities that captures 960 frames per second.

The sound has also gone up a level with the two smartphones featuring AKG stereo speakers, which support Dolby Atmos to give the effect of 360-degree sound, whether you’re listening with headphones or through the phones’ speakers.

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Samsung are also keen to push their new ‘AR Emoji’ technology, a camera that turns you into an emoji. They’ve also been improving their AI assistant, Bixby. A new feature, named Bixby Food, will even allow you to take a picture of your food and see its calorie info.

Memory wise, the S9 has 4GB RAM with 64GB of memory available, and there’s also space for an SD card should you need it. The Galaxy S9+ naturally tops the S9 with 6GB RAM and 128GB memory, as well as the SD card holder. The smartphones are also IP68 water resistant, so you can drop one in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Coming in four colours: Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ from the Samsung Website now. Available through the likes of O2 and EE, you’ll get your phone of the 9th March if you pre-order before the 7th, or on the official UK release date of 16th March. The Samsung Galaxy S9 will cost £739, while the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will set you back £869.

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