First Look At Samsung Galaxy S9 With New Camera – Specs, Prices And Release Date
Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S9 and the official specs, price, and release date were announced. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone aesthetically appears much like its predecessor, the Galaxy S8. The handset retains the USB-C charging port, a headphone jack, and waterproofing. The big upgrade on the S9 and the S9 Plus is the new camera.
The rear camera still has 12 megapixels as did the S8 and S7, but the S9 has a new variable aperture that can capture images at f/1.5 or f/2.4 for daylight. This is an exciting new feature that will allow the S9 camera to shoot in extremely low light and Samsung says it will allow 28% more light. The rear cameras continue to support optical image stabilization (OIS) which helps reduce blur in photos and shaky videos. The front-facing camera continues to shoot with 8 megapixels and has a new portrait mode much like Apple’s iPhone X that Samsung calls “selfie focus” that blurs the background to bring attention to your face. The Galaxy S9’s slow-mo video shoots at a peak of 960 fps, meaning that 0.2 seconds of recorded video becomes six seconds of playback.