Travel Gadget Alert: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launched

Monday, 26 February 2018
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South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics recently unveiled its flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, at the highly-anticipated Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest gadget and smartphone event in the world.

Samsung Galaxy S9

The unveiling of the latest Galaxy phones is the only major launch at the MWC, thereby putting the spotlight to Samsung this year. An advanced camera and durable hardware make the Samsung Galaxy S9 a perfect travel accessory.

AR Emoji Stickers

The Samsung Galaxy S9’s main selling point is its revolutionary camera. The Galaxy S9’s camera features dual aperture (F1.5 mode and F2.4 mode) which allows users to take stunning photos in different lighting conditions. Whether it’s night time or bright daylight, users can expect beautiful and consistent results on their photos. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S9 features super slow motion. This means being able to shoot at 960 frames per second. With the Samsung S9, you have a compact accessory for recording all your adventures.

One of the novel features brought by the Samsung Galaxy S9 to the table is the ability to create an Augmented Reality version of yourself by simply taking a selfie, which you can then share as emoji stickers and videos. Talk about bringing more life and emotion to your messages.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji Stickers

Samsung Galaxy S9 Design

The Samsung Galaxy S9 features the same full-screen edge-to-edge design to give users a more immersive viewing experience. The screen curves to the edges for a comfortable feel. There was not much of an upgrade as compared to last year’s flagship device because there was no need for one. Samsung’s design has always been cutting-edge since the launch of the Galaxy S6 a few years back.

Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9

The smartphone, encased in a glass unibody, is IP68 rated, meaning the device is splash and dust resistant out of the box. No need to worry about getting your S9 wet when you are up and about your adventure.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 security

Other notable features include a new and faster RAM, wireless charging, a headphone jack, and expandable memory. The device is not yet available locally though.

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• Philippine Daily Inquirer
• Photos and device specs from Samsung Official Website (
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