Samsung today unveiled its newest Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. From design-wise, the new Galaxy phones are about the same as last year's S8, with slightly slimmer bezels on the top and bottom. Samsung, however, focuses on major updates like the camera, stereo speaker, fingerprint scanner, and brings AR Emoji to its users, a feature similar to Animoji on iPhone X.

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The S9 + introduces 1200W dual lens from the Note 8, but S9 is still a 1200W single pixel lens design. The biggest highlight of the camera is that Samsung uses a variable aperture system that has been featured on the W2018 before, not only giving you better low light conditions and hardware-based shallow depth of field effects, but also is free to switch between F1.5 and F2.4. At the same time with the new sensor, S9 will be able to shoot 960 frames per second in the new slow-motion mode.

Galaxy S9 retains facial recognition and iris recognition two security features. These two features can also be combined into a new system called Intelligent Scan, which uses the best biometric sensor for the given situation. With the rear fingerprint sensor have been adjusted to the camera below so when it touch will feel more comfortable.

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Officially called AR Emoji, the Korean smartphones maker's new AR-based emoji, it makes it possible to model people by using self-portraits and AR algorithms, allows you to create 3D personalized characters more akin to Bitmoji or Nintendo Mii avatars, which later can be shared as GIFs.

Galaxy S9 is the world's first smartphones to be equipped with Snapdragon 845 processor, depending on regions, in the US, the smartphone is powered by 845, but in Europe, it will use Samsung's own Exynos chip. The S9 comes with 4GB of RAM while the S9+ to have 6GB of memory, both of them will be providing 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB three storage options,

Other specs including IP68 rated dustproof and waterproof, along with battery capacity of 3000 and 3500 mAh respectively. Also, there's a headphone jack. In the U.S., the S9 starts at $720, with the S9+ costing $840. Pre-orders for both models begin on March 2 with the phones start shipping on March 16.
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