“We are pleased to introduce our new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Jamaica, a reflection of the way in which Samsung inspires the world and creates the future with the most innovative technology”
Mobile Innovations Manager of Samsung Latin America, Terry Weech, commenting on the launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Jamaica
Samsung Electronics announced the availability in Jamaica of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on April 13, 2018.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 was a device conceived to transform the way we communicate and share through the most advanced camera in the world, powerful speakers synched through AKG, and an Infinity Display refined from end to end.
Clearly bigger smartphones are the trend as noted in the article Phablets Reign as Consumer Reports liked the Apple, Samsung and LG smartphones.
Samsung has managed to place in its users hands an elegant device, with great benefits, and what’s more important, capable of giving them everything they need to express themselves in a unique way.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in the following colors:
- Midnight Black
- Titanium Gray
- Lilac Purple
So what makes this latest model of the Galaxy S series stand out?
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Jamaica – Camera and entertainment reimagined
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ camera has been thoroughly redesigned with lots of bells and whistles, to quote Mobile Innovations Manager of Samsung Latin America, Terry Weech: “Redesigned with a double aperture lens that feeds an innovative camera of low lights, capable of Super Slow-Mo videos and personalized AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ camera responds to a world in which the way we communicate has transformed, conceding greater importance to images, videos and emojis”
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ camera comes with a double pixel sensor of super speed with power dedicated to processing and storage that can combine up to 12 frames in one take for the highest quality possible.
The Super Slow-Mo is capable of capturing 960 frames per second and it has automatic Motion Detection, a smart feature that detects movement in the frame and automatically replays it.
Likewise, the Double Aperture (F1.5-F2.4) automatically allows more light in when it’s dark and less when it’s too bright, having as a result sharp images any place, any time.
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Jamaica – AR Emoji from Disney are Magical
For its part, AR Emoji uses machine learning algorithms based on data that analyzes a 2D image of the user and maps more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions like blinking and head tilts for a true personalization.
Disney has a set of emojis on their system, bringing a bit of the Magic Kingdom to the S9 as noted in How Samsung and Disney Create AR Emoji Magic for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The AR Emoji has a range of stickers and uses a standard AGIF format, so users can share their emojis on most messaging platforms.
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Jamaica – Bixby intelligent platform on Phablets
Meanwhile, Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent platform which is already a part of their QLED TV’s as pointed out in Samsung new QLED TV 2018 Television Lineup features Bixby and Ambient Mode, is integrated to the camera and uses augmented reality technology and deep learning to offer useful information about the user’s environment.
Also, users can translate foreign languages and convert currencies in real time with Live Translation, learn about their surroundings, buy products seen in the real world and monitor calories throughout the day.
To complete the entertainment experience, Samsung has integrated stereophonic speakers synched by AKG. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are also compatible with Dolby Atmos, offering a 360 degrees sound effect.
This audio experience is complemented with the revolutionary Samsung Infinity Display, which directly integrates in the phone practically without bezels for minimal visual distractions.
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – Secured with Knox and iris scan and facial recognition
Samsung is built for regular humans as well as business people as pointed out in Kelroy’s article Built for the Way We Communicate Today: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ maintains some of the features tied to a Galaxy like the water and dust resistance IP68 certification, and the fast, wireless charge.
At the same time, it improves others: The Galaxy S9 and S9+ support an expandable storage of up to 400 GB and they are equipped with the latest processors, offering a powerful performance and sophisticated image processing.
Added to this is the tranquility Knox 3.1 offers, Samsung’s latest defense grade protection platform.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ support three kinds of biometric authentication – iris, fingerprints and facial recognition. It also includes Intelligent Scan, a new verification that smartly uses the collective force of the iris scan technology and facial recognition to unlock the phone.
In addition, there’s Dedicated Fingerprint that gives the users the option to use a different fingerprint from the one they use to unlock the phone to access their Secure Folder.
Galaxy S9 and S9+ also integrates an improved optical sensor that offers more complete and precise information about the user’s health state like the tracking of their cardiac charge factor, a new real-time measure of the demands on the heart.
Jamaicans who love Photography will be snap-happy with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+!
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