After a long wait, the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have finally arrived on our shores, and with it, Samsung has shown its continued dedication to innovation and strive to expand the limitations of technology. These new flagship devices were recently shown at the Mobile World Conference whereby it had received over 30 awards, including “Best New Connected Device” and “Best Mobile VR or AR”.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ were inspired by today’s way of communicating on the social media landscape. Self-expression has evolved and gone are the days whereby consumers texted each other to convey their thoughts, instead, now they use images, videos and emojis. Samsung has always been at the forefront in producing amazing smartphone cameras, but as a tech company known to push past boundaries and also a deep commitment to listening to our consumers, we took our latest smartphones to another level of redesigning and upgrading the camera,” said KM Liew, Head of IT and Mobile business, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
The new S9 and S9+ come with cameras that put the consumer’s needs in mind, with a SuperSpeed Dual Pixel sensor with dedicated processing power and memory to take high-quality shots. DxOMark, the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements has recognized this and has given Samsung’s reimagined camera its highest score yet for combined photo and video rating in a smartphone camera.
The smartphone comes with a Dual Aperture F1.5/F2.4 camera which automatically adjusts to its lighting by letting in more light through its greater aperture lens, or switching to its lower aperture lens under bright light, ensuring the pictures are clear and crisp. Aside from that, the popular dual camera setup is made available via the Galaxy S9+ as well, allowing users to continue shooting professional portrait shots with the phone’s Live focus mode.
New to the device is a feature called AR Emoji and Super Slow-Mo features which allows users to create an emoji that looks and acts almost exactly like them, while the Super Slow Mo function allows video recording of up to 960 frames per second allowing for some cool effects that you can do on the smartphone. Additionally, the device also makes the world smarter with Bixby being integrated into the camera, whereby it can translate foreign languages and currencies instantly by image, thus providing you with useful information about your surroundings and so much more.
Entertainment-wise Samsung has created a device which provides premium sound experiences with stereo speakers tuned by AKG while the Galaxy S9 and S9+ also support Dolby Atmos, which gives the atmospheric 360 degrees cinematic sound experience. If you enjoy watching movies, the device also features a Super AMOLED Infinity Display that looks great even under direct sunlight.
Samsung once again sets the gold standard for smartphones with IP68 water and dust resistance, wireless charging and expandable memory of up to 400GB via a Micro SD Card, while also equipped with the latest premium application processors and sophisticated image processing.
Without further ado, here are the price listings and colours for the Galaxy S9 and S9+:
64GB: RM3,299 (Midnight Black, Croal Blue, Lilac Purple)
64GB: RM3,799 (Midnight Black, Croal Blue, Lilac Purple)
128GB: RM3,999 (Midnight Black, Croal Blue, Lilac Purple)
256GB: RM 4,399 (Midnight Black)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available starting March 16 in Malaysia. Celebrating the launch, Samsung will also be kicking off a limited-time Roadshow promotion in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Queensbay Mall in Penang, and in Aeon Bandar, Dato Onn in Johor Bahru from 16-18th March, whereby new customers who purchase a unit of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+_ will receive:
- A free Samsung Wireless Charger Stand worth RM279 (limited to 2,300 units)
- A Samsung Gear Sport at 30% off while stocks last
- RM50 off an LED View Cover, Standing View Cover or Alcantara Cover while stocks last
- A Trade Up Program, allowing customers to trade-in selected devices with an extra trade up value of RM400
- 0% Easy Payment Plan for 12 Months.
Aside from that, customers can also receive 1,500 Samsung Reward Points after activating Bixby on their newly purchased Galaxy S9 and S9+.