Over the past few weeks there have been a number of rumours and leaks regarding the newest iteration of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphone line. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has now been officially revealed.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were announced at the Samsung Unpacked event that took place during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Samsung representatives spoke of how the way that consumers use smartphones, noting that communication has become more visual than written. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is designed with this in mind.
“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 does 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.”
Customers in the UK will be able to get pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ from 25th February, 2018. Customers who manage to place their order before 7th March at 23:59 GMT will receive their devices seven days early, on 9th March. The devices will otherwise be available from 16th March from Samsung.com and selected retailers.
Colours available at launch will be Midnight Black, Coral Blue and a new hue called Lilac Purple, which Samsung are expecting to be very popular among its audience. Some retailers are offering trade-in deals for customers when purchasing the S9 and S9+.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ offers stereo speakers, surround sound provided by Dolby Atmos and a newly refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display. The camera has also undergone significant redesign to introduce a dual aperture lens to allow for clear images In low-light. A new augmented reality (AR) Emoji feature is also being introduced.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be priced at £739 (GBP) and the S9+ will be £869.
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