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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:40 AM

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I guess the improved feature is only on the camera.
 

First look at Samsung's new Galaxy S9 smartphones
By Aaron De Silva
26 Feb 2018 06:22AM (Updated: 26 Feb 2018 08:45AM)
 
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The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also feature super slo-mo and personalised AR emojis.
 
BARCELONA: Samsung Electronics launched its latest top-of-the-line smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Sunday (Feb 25).
 
Many of the rumours that leaked in the lead-up to the launch proved to be true – including the most anticipated feature: The upgraded camera, which Samsung claims is its most advanced yet.
 
The rear camera on the Galaxy S9+ has a dual aperture lens that provides a variable aperture of between f/1.5 to f/2.4, and a resolution of 12MP.
 
The Galaxy S9 does not come with a dual camera, but is fitted with Samsung’s Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor. This allows it to produce a software-based bokeh effect without the need for dual cameras.
 
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Comparing the larger Samsung Galaxy S9+ with the S9.
 
Both phones sport an 8MP front camera.
 
Like the iris of a human eye, which expands and contracts in response to the level of ambient light to maintain subject focus, the Dual Aperture intuitively lets in more light when it is dark and less light when it is too bright.
 
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are available in Lilac Purple (featured here), Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Midnight Black.
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If a user is taking a wide-angle shot – a landscape photo, for example – f/2.4 will kick in to ensure that the entire composition is in focus.
 
If the camera senses that the user is in a dimly-lit room and is about to take a portrait, f/1.5 activates to gives sharper, brighter images and portraits with a bokeh effect.
 
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Thanks to the new Dual Aperture (F1.5 GÇô F2.4) system on the rear lens, the Galaxy S9 lets in more light when it's dark.
 
The new camera system is a slight improvement over that of the Galaxy Note8, Samsung’s first smartphone to offer dual cameras. That had an aperture range of f/1.7 (wide-angle) to f/2.4 (telephoto), and it did not have the dual aperture function.
 
Compared to the Galaxy Note8, the redesigned camera of the Galaxy S9+ also admits 28 per cent more light while cutting down “noise” in images by 30 per cent. It does so by combining a total of 12 frames into one – it reads four frames to create one image, and three of these are combined to offer the effect of capturing 12 frames.
 
It is similar to, but also an improvement over, the dual cameras offered in rival Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
 
SUPER SLO-MO AND PERSONALISED AR EMOJIS
 
Other than the Super Low Light function, the powerful camera drives two other innovative features: Super slo-mo and personalised AR emojis. All three features are available on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
 
By capturing slow-motion video at 960 frames per second (fps), Super Slo-mo gives users the ability to shoot and record The Matrix-style action sequences.
 
Automatic Motion Detection recognises movement in the frame and automatically begins to record. Users simply have to set up the shot and hold the phone steady.
 
Once done, users can add music from their playlists and convert the Super Slo-mo videos into GIF files to be shared.
 
In a move set to upstage Apple’s Animoji feature, the new phones let users create customisable emojis. AR Emoji uses an advanced machine learning algorithm that analyses a user’s portrait to map out more than 100 facial features.
 
This creates a true-to-life 3D model of the user, like an avatar, that imitates subtle expressions such as winks and nods.
 
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Samsung Galaxy's new AR Emoji uses an advanced machine learning algorithm that analyses a user’s portrait to map out more than 100 facial features.
 
The AR Emojis are saved as GIFs, which can then be used across most third-party messaging apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat. There is also a feature that transforms personalised emojis into GIF stickers.
 
Other notable features include Live Translation on Bixby – Samsung’s intelligence platform – which lets users translate foreign languages and currency in real time.
 
The DeX Pad, a new flat docking system, allows the new phones to couple to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse via a USB-C connector. This enables users to edit documents or play mobile games on a full screen. Additionally, both phones can transform into Touch Keyboards and/or Touch Pads.
 
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With DeX Pad, a new docking system, users can easily connect the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse to expand the mobile experience with enhanced document editing or even full-screen gaming.
 
The fingerprint sensor has also been repositioned below the rear camera, instead of being adjacent to it.
 
Like its predecessors, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ sport 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch edge-to-edge Super AMOLED displays, respectively.
 
The chassis are comparable in size to their counterparts in the previous generation, though the new phones are slightly heavier. Battery life remains the same as their counterparts as well: 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively.
 
The Galaxy S9 has a 4GB RAM – no change from the Galaxy S8/S8+. The Galaxy S9+ is equipped with a 6GB RAM.
 
Operating on the Android 8 OS, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in four colours – Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and a new hue, Lilac Purple – starting Mar 16.
 
Source: CNA/pw

 

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

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Just got my S8+ in Oct 2017 and now .... :a-bang:

 

 

Very hard to catch-up with them without losing money for every model that comes into the market .....  [furious]  


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

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Waiting to see if note 8 prices come down.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

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计划赶不上变化, KNN how to catch up with these phones release sia.  [crazy]  [laugh]  [laugh]


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

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Just got my S8+ in Oct 2017 and now .... :a-bang:

 

 

Very hard to catch-up with them without losing money for every model that comes into the market .....  [furious]  

 

 

aiya old man no need to use so advance one, maybe S2 or S3 can still suit your needs   [laugh]  [laugh]


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

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I wonder why would anyone want to connect their phone to a monitor and keyboard.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

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aiya old man no need to use so advance one, maybe S2 or S3 can still suit your needs   [laugh]  [laugh]

 

old man?

 

use Nokia can liao  [laugh]



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

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old man?

 

use Nokia can liao  [laugh]

 

they are coming back   [grin]

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

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just gotten S8 2 months ago. will pass this... 


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:30 PM

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i am due to renew my contract. what is good? higher plan ok but no $ to top up for handset



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:36 PM

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I wonder why would anyone want to connect their phone to a monitor and keyboard.

Surf net at work lor.

Civil serpents cannot use work computer and phone screen might be too small. So connect phone to monitor...

Best part is that since boss doesn't know that you can surf the net, he will think you are still working.

i am due to renew my contract. what is good? higher plan ok but no $ to top up for handset

I'm guessing your company pays for your plan but not your phone 😂

You sign the 200$ plan, I think can take almost any phone you want FOC.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:39 PM

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The new Sony flagships are very disappointing. Glass phone... Urgh

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Just got my S8+ in Oct 2017 and now .... :a-bang:


Very hard to catch-up with them without losing money for every model that comes into the market ..... [furious]

You are very funny.

This yearly model refresh has been around since forever 😁

My current plan allows me to change phones yearly but I don't want to waste money so I make sure the phone is used for at least 2 years. This means I change phone yearly then my wife will take over the 1 yr old phone.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

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The new Sony flagships are very disappointing. Glass phone... Urgh

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

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The new Sony flagships are very disappointing. Glass phone... Urgh

Sony phone design is still the blocky monolithique style , seem like outdated compared to other thin and rounded phone trend. But at least their phones are cheaper than Samsung and iPhone.

One thing no good about glass is that it may crack when drop. For that reason I prefer a metal back phone.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:55 PM

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You are very funny.

This yearly model refresh has been around since forever 😁

My current plan allows me to change phones yearly but I don't want to waste money so I make sure the phone is used for at least 2 years. This means I change phone yearly then my wife will take over the 1 yr old phone.

 

 

why you let your wife use old phone?   [mad]


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

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why you let your wife use old phone? [mad]

1 year still considered new la.

And it will always be an upgrade from her existing phone mah.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 01:12 PM

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I am still on my S7, coming to 2yrs next month.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

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I am still on my S7, coming to 2yrs next month.

me too, looking for upgrade since contract over at the same time.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

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You are very funny.

This yearly model refresh has been around since forever 😁

My current plan allows me to change phones yearly but I don't want to waste money so I make sure the phone is used for at least 2 years. This means I change phone yearly then my wife will take over the 1 yr old phone.

 

 

 I can only afford Combo 2 Plan ... :a-m1524:   

 

Cannot change phone yearly ... :sick:


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