#MWC2018: Samsung finally unveils much-awaited Galaxy S9, S9+

Galaxy S9 hands-on review

Samsung demonstrated this feature for us, in our hands-on video here. Aside from that, the two devices are the same.

Getting to the Galaxy S9 design, we know through innumerable leaked images that Samsung has mostly retained the Galaxy S8's form factor as well as the 18.5:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display choice. The Galaxy S9 features a 4GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S9+ is equipped with 6GB of RAM.

If you'd rather get either phone from a carrier, right now Rogers and Fido are your only choices.

To find the Xfinity Store closest to you where you can purchase the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, go here. The front camera will be an 8MP unit with auto-focus and improved iris scanning technology. There's both an f/2.4 aperture lens that Samsung says will give more accurate colors without over-exposure or blowout in daytime scenes, and an f/1.5 aperture lens for better low-light performance.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is finally official. This could be useful for corporations who need to use AR in their work environment. This is also used in restaurants. AR Emoji allows you to create an emoji character based on your real-life look and expression.

Which is exactly what Samsung did. Just trade in one of many qualifying smartphones, and the funds come back to you automatically via 24 monthly bill credits.

The feature uses a standard AGIF file format so users can share their emojis across most third-party messaging platforms like KakaoTalk, Whatsapp and Line.

Advanced technology on a consumer level is amusing sometimes.

Super slow-mo videos: Samsung is taking slow-mo videos to the next level with the Galaxy S9.

Other features of the rear camera include slow-motion video at 960 frames per second, automatic motion detect and dual-pixel autofocus. Both devices will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. There is also Stereo speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos sound. Once it's on the internet, it's on there forever, mind you. You just don't have to choose between face and iris as your visual unlock modes anymore. Thanks to a new Image Signal Processor, the flagships are able to use multiple photos to help reduce overall noise in post processing.

Much like their predecessors, the new flagship devices have the same IP68 water and dust resistance, fast wireless charging, and the same Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. - A SECOND LENS: The camera on the Plus model now has a second lens with twice the magnification, a feature already available in Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and some iPhones. This brings forth features like App Pairing to create a shortcut to launch two apps side-by-side instantly, the Edge panel, a super clean home screen that I'm a big fan of, and, of course, Bixby. One may call the Galaxy S9 an incremental upgrade over the Galaxy S8, but the refinements surely add value to the overall package. "Reimagined", and the video shows off the waterproof capabilities of the phone as well as the new DeX Pad. Samsung has taken care of his travel and accommodation. The phones are available for pre-order now and will be on-sale from 16 March, 2018. Preorders begin March 2, 2018.

Carphone Warehouse-owned has some really great low-priced options available for the S9. There's a new, cheaper dock for connecting the phone to a desktop monitor: this now holds the phone flat so the screen can double as a touchpad where the previous version held it upright at an angle.