Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 are two high-end Phablet Android smartphones produced by Samsung Electronics1.
The presentation of the smartphones was made on February 25, 2018, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC)2. The presentation was also broadcast live on the Internet and on the mobile app downloadable from the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store. Available for pre-order on the same day, both devices will be available on March 16, 2018.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 takes over the outlines and many features of its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S83.
The phone uses two types of SOC chips depending on the geographic area: a Samsung Exynos 9810 chip for Europe and Asia and a Snapdragon 845 SOC for America and China4. The same goes for the graphics processor: an ARM Mali G72 MP18 for the “world” zone and an Adreno 630 for the United States and China5.
The battery capacity, identical to that of previous models, is 3,000 mAh for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and 3,500 mAh for the S9-6 version.
The screens are 5.8 inches (14.7 cm diagonal) for the S9 and 6.2 inches (15.7 cm diagonal) for the S9.
While the S9 has a simple sensor, the S9 version has a dual sensor7, but the sensor is now double-opening adjustable for the S9, while for the S9, it is the first one that has this dual aperture8.
The size of the S9 is equivalent to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and is close to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 for the S9.
As for applications, the device welcomes the Android 9 Pie operating system with a One UI (formerly Samsung Experience) overlay.
The fingerprint sensor is located at the rear, but lower than that of the S8, which was to the right of the camera 8 sensor while the improved biometric and iris sensor is at the front8.
When it is released, these two smartphones are advertised at a price of 859 euros for the Galaxy S9 and 959 euros for the Galaxy S9-9.
In addition, both versions have a 4GB RAM, the S9 which is also available in version 6GB10. For storage capacity, the S9 is available in 64GB, while the slottiss is officially extended up to 400GB, compared to 2TB for previous models11,12.
The device also takes into account Bluetooth 5.0 technology and Dual Audio.
The S9 screen occupies 90% of the surface area, compared to 84% for the S8-13.
In addition, the DeX accessory has been improved14.
Also, the device also incorporates emojis similar to the animoji of the iPhone X8.
The device is also equipped with Stereo8 speakers, signed AKG15.
For the first time in France, the device is offered in a dual SIM16 version.
The smartphone is available in seven colours: Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Orchid Grey, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Rose Pink and Maple Gold
The Samsung Galaxy brand is best known to the general public for its phones. The first device to be marketed under this name was the Samsung Galaxy i7500 released in 2009. Since then, almost all of Samsung’s smartphones have been presented under the Galaxy brand. Since 2011, Samsung has been the world leader in mobile telephony, thanks to its Samsung Galaxy4 smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy smartphones are currently grouped into five main ranges: the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges, the highest-end, the Galaxy Fold range, very recent for foldable smartphones, the Galaxy A range for the mid-range and the range Galaxy M for entry-level.
Since the Galaxy Tab 7.0 of 2010, which was Samsung’s first Galaxy Tab and Android tablet, the brand has multiplied its models to offer the widest possible catalog.
Very popular with consumers108, Samsung tablets are often seen by them as the only alternative to Apple109 iPads. Indeed, while iPads held more than 66% of the market share of tablets in October 2019, Samsung, all ranges combined, had 17%. But if the gap is huge, the brand remains well ahead of the number three, Amazon with only 3% of sales2.
Samsung tablets are grouped into several ranges: the Galaxy Tab S, which is the most upscale Android models, and the Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab, made up of mid- and entry-level devices. Other ranges of Two-in-One devices based on Windows such as the Galaxy Book range are marketed under the Samsung Galaxy brand, but these are considered computers.