Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Samsung Galaxy S9 S9+ Singapore Price review

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

DO WHAT YOU CAN’T seems to be the unified slogan Samsung has introduced for all its product lines in 2018. Samsung wants to use the idea of “Intelligence of Things” to change the world. Creating intuitive features on its smart devices and putting it in people’s hands to make magic happens. All that can be seen in the general design direction for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Instead of introducing a tons of new features that you might not use or only once in your life, Samsung had gathered some on the best features from various apps and put them into one spot to make it accessible in one place for seamless and ease of use. Samsung had also made sure that these features are compatible with other apps on the phones and viewable by other devices that you shared with your friends to minimise fragmentation across different devices and platform, working towards a connected life. Coming to stores from 16 March 2018, here are the things you need to know about the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+:

BETTER PICTURES AT NIGHT

Samsung Galaxy S9 S9+ Singapore Price review

Aperture at f1.5 gives you better shots in low light

Just the iris of human eyes, the Samsung Galaxy S9 series smartphone rear camera now opens up to a bigger aperture in low light and closes to a smarter aperture in daylight. Samsung had also introduced the biggest aperture of f1.5 to be used in a smartphone to date. The bigger the aperture means that the camera sensor can receive more light for a better photo outcome in low light conditions.

Together with Samsung’s noise reduction and multi-frame processing technology, you will be getting one of the best camera phones in the market.

SUPER SLOW MOTION IS HIP

Samsung is not giving you 240fps but 960fps video recording for that super slow-motion shot that turns a blink into a 6-second long video. That is awesome, but there is a catch here. Super Slow-mo only supports HD resolution that means 720p. Limited to 20 shots per video with approximately 0.2 seconds of recording and 6 seconds of playback for each shot. With the help of motion trigger, you just need to target the spot for the action and the camera will precisely capture that split second shot for you.

Samsung Galaxy S9 S9+ Singapore Price review

Add music to your Super Slow-Mo videos

After capturing your shot, you can add music to your video with a random selection from preloaded choices or pick a song from your own playlist. You can also make it a GIF with three styles of looping: reverse, forward, or swing.

AR EMOJI IS SUPER COOL

Samsung Galaxy S9 S9+ Singapore Price review

AR Emoji

For those who like to send stickers and emojis on your messaging platforms, Samsung has made it easy to create personalised emojis with AR Emoji. All you need to do is take a selfie to scan your facial features and you will create an avatar that is ready for you to send as animated stickers and videos across most messaging platforms on your smartphone.

BIXBY IS SMARTER

Bixby, the smart assistant, is getting smarter with more features. Utilising the camera with Bixby, you can get an instant translation of foreign text without the need to download or open a separate translation app on your smartphone. Bixby can also help you track your calorie intake for each meal by simply taking a snapshot of your food and it will be sent straight to the Samsung Health app for easy monitoring.

At the keynote, Samsung also shared that Bixby 2.0 is coming later this year with more new features.

IMMERSIVE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE

The Samsung S9 will come with 5.8″ edge to edge display while the S9+ will come with 6.2″ edge to edge display. Together with the dual AKG tuned stereo speakers and Dolby ATMOS, you will have the most immersive cinematic experience when viewing videos wherever you are. Samsung also kept the headphone jack to let you enjoy your music on-the-go.

Samsung Galaxy S9 S9+ Singapore Price review

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ comes with Dolby ATMOS

MORE WAYS TO UNLOCK THE PHONE

Samsung has always been very generous in giving its users more than one ways to unlock their devices. So with the new S9 & S9+, Samsung introduces Face Recognition to unlock your smartphone. So now you can unlock using either Fingerprint, Iris Scan, a passcode or with your face. Samsung shifts the fingerprint scanner down to a more favourable position, just below the rear camera.

Singapore Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available from 16 March 2018, at local telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), major consumer electronics & IT stores, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore. The respective recommended retail prices for the devices are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB) S$1,198
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ (64GB) S$1,348
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+ (256GB) S$1,498

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple.

 

 

Samsung Trade Up: Hassle-Free Trade Up from the Comfort of Home

Samsung today announced its new Samsung Trade Up Programme (provided by Brightstar Logistics Pte Ltd), that gives you a new hassle-free way to trade-in your old device. You can enjoy the convenience and great trade-in values, all through the Samsung Trade Up (SG) app, without the need to leave your homes. Exclusively available in conjunction with the launch of the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Singapore, when you purchase Galaxy S9 or S9+, you can trade-in your old eligible devices via the Samsung Trade Up (SG) app to receive an exclusive trade-in value of up to $610. With Samsung Trade Up Programme, it is now easier for you to own the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Pre-Order and Registration of Interest

Pre-Order/ Registration of interest with telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics & IT stores (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) respective websites and Lazada Singapore for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will commence from 1 March 2018, Thursday, 12 pm. You can also pre-order your Galaxy S9 and S9+ (without contract) via the Samsung Store online from 1 March 2018, Thursday, 12 pm or visit Samsung Experience Stores during opening hours. When you purchase Galaxy S9 or S9+, you will be entitled to a complimentary Samsung Concierge Care Pack worth $128 and exclusive trade-in value for your eligible device of up to $610 via the Samsung Trade Up (SG) app, upon full payment during collection of their Galaxy S9 or S9+ from 10 March 2018. Purchasers of Galaxy S9+ (256GB) will also receive a Wireless Charger Stand (Black) worth $108 during collection of your Galaxy S9+ (256GB) upon full payment, on a while stocks last basis. 

 

Samsung Concierge Care Pack

The refreshed Samsung Concierge Care Pack has been updated with more value-added services to provide you peace of mind by keeping your Samsung Galaxy device in tip-top condition. The new Samsung Concierge Care Pack has been refreshed based on the needs of consumers and your valuable feedback towards continuously improving the relevance of Samsung’s services.

Samsung Concierge Care Pack (worth $128) is complimentary with every purchase of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase of the new device.

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