Nowadays, one of the most important items to pack when going away is your phone. It’s basically your travel companion full of information, travel and booking apps, directions, and of course a camera to capture those great moments in both still and video images.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has just introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and here’s what they have to say. “Smartphones that reimagine the way we communicate, share and experience the world. Made for the ways we increasingly communicate and express ourselves with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ drive innovation with the most advanced camera yet.”

Redesigned with a new Dual Aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ ensure you never miss a moment and make your everyday experiences epic, and to socially share for the world to admire.

Each model delivers an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, immersive audio with Dolby Atmos, and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display. Each version also comes with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung IoT services into one single, smart experience.

Camera Reimagined
The S9 and S9+ cameras come with a Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor with dedicated processing power and memory, as well as the following features:

Super Slow-mo: Make every day moments epic with dynamic, slow-motion video that captures 960 frames per second, with automatic Motion Detection.
Users can then select background music from 35 different options or add a tune from their favourite playlist. Users can also create, edit and share GIF files.

Low Light Camera: Dual Aperture1 (F1.5 – F2.4) automatically lets in more light when it’s dark and less light when it’s too bright, taking photos that are crisp and clear.

AR Emoji: A data-based machine learning algorithm, which analyzes a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions, like winks and nods, for true

Bixby: Intelligence platform that uses augmented reality and deep learning technologies to provide helpful information about a user’s surroundings. With real-time object detection and recognition, Bixby instantly generates information directly on top of the image that the camera is pointing at.

Entertainment Reimagined
Comes with stereo speakers tuned by AKG that also support Dolby Atmos enabled surround sound, giving the effect of 360-degree sound, complemented by revolutionary Infinity Display.

A Device that Fits with the Connected Lifestyle
For those constantly on the move, the next-generation Samsung DeX empowers a mobile lifestyle by bringing a large, full-screen experience to the mobile handset. With DeX Pad, a new docking system, users can easily connect to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse to expand the mobile experience with enhanced document editing or even full-screen gaming.

Standard Features
Each unit comes with IP68 water and dust resistance, and fast wireless charging, and now support expandable memory of up to 400GB and are equipped with the latest premium application processors offering powerful performance, fast network speeds and sophisticated image processing.

Also includes Knox 3.1, the Samsung latest defense-grade security platform, including three different biometric authentication options – iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition. The devices support Intelligent Scan, a new verification mode that intelligently fuses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to quickly and conveniently unlock a user’s phone in any environment.

Preorder and Availability
In Canada, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be offered in Lilac Purple and Titanium Grey. Available in stores beginning March 16, 2018. Consumers can trade in their old phone between February 25, 2018 and April 9th, 2018 to receive a minimum of $100 off in addition to the trade-in value.


About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.