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Today marks a monumental day for Samsung, as its newest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have finally made their debut in the Philippines.

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Launched during its event at MWC in Barcelona, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are at the forefront of the company’s advancements in mobile technology, and are now even smarter, and more powerful than before.

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Both devices sport a curved Super AMOLED display, and are powered by the Exynos 9810 octa-core processor, along with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Their IP68 certifications means you can take them on any adventure, while the AKG-engineered speaker is now able to deliver sound that’s 1.4 times louder.

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In terms of optics, the Galaxy S9 has a single 12MP sensor, while the S9+ features a second 12MP telephoto camera that allows it to zoom in with amazing clarity. Both come with features like Dual Aperture which allows for adjusting the camera’s aperture value for better low-light photos, 960fps super slow motion video recording, and more.

Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are capable of wireless charging, and run on the Samsung Experience UI on top of Android Oreo.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs

  • 2.9GHz Exynos 9810 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 256GB)
  • 5.8-inch 18.5:9 WQHD+ Curved Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels, Gorilla Glass 5
  • 12MP rear camera, (f/1.5, f/2.4)
  • Super Speed Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, Super Slow Motion, Dual Aperture, Art Bokeh, 8x Digital Zoom
  • 8MP front camera, f/1.7
  • IP68 Certification for Water and Dust Resistance
  • Fingeprint Sensor, Iris Scanning, Face Recognition
  • USB Type-C
  • Samsung Experience UI on top of Android Oreo
  • 3,000mAh battery, Wireless Charging
  • Colors: Midnight Black and Lilac Purple

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specs

  • 2.9GHz Exynos 9810 octa-core processor
  • 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 256GB)
  • 6.2-inch 18.5:9 WQHD+ Curved Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels, Gorilla Glass 5
  • 12MP (f/1.5, f/2.4) + 12MP (f/2.4) rear cameras
  • Super Speed Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual OIS, Super Slow Motion, Dual Aperture, Art Bokeh,  2x Optical Zoom, 10x Digital Zoom
  • 8MP front camera, f/1.7
  • IP68 Certification for Water and Dust Resistance
  • Fingeprint Sensor, Iris Scanning, Face Recognition
  • USB Type-C
  • Samsung Experience UI on top of Android Oreo
  • 3,500mAh battery, Wireless Charging
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue

You can pre-order your own Galaxy S9 or S9+ until March 11, 2018 at samsung.com/ph/s9preorder, Samsung Experience Stores, and select Abenson’s and SM Appliance Stores nationwide.

As an added bonus, everyone who will pre-order will also get their choice of an exclusive gift – an AKG S30 Bluetooth Speaker, a Wireless Charger Convertible, or PhP3,500  worth of vouchers that can be used to purchase any Samsung mobile product from  the same store, and on the same day of purchase.

There are also additional complimentary giveaways which include a 6-month Screen Warranty voucher, Zalora and honestbee vouchers, and 10% off on selected Samsung wearables.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will retail for PhP45,990, while the S9+ will be priced at PhP52,990 for the 64GB variant, PhP55,990 for the 128GB variant, and PhP60,990 for the 256GB variant.  You may also want to check out our first impressions.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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