Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on

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The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus look familiar, but there are a few new things that make them worth checking out. Top of the list is a brand new camera that lets you change the aperture of the lens, and Samsung has fixed the placement of the fingerprint sensor. Both phones will be available in March. Subscribe:
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[music]. okay this is dan from the verge and this . is the new galaxy s nine and the galaxy . s 9 plus from samsung now if you're . looking at these you probably think they . look pretty familiar and that's because . they do they basically look exactly like . the galaxy s8 from last year except for . one major difference we've been . complaining about the placement of the . fingerprint scanner on the galaxy s 8 . since it came out so for the galaxy s 9 . samsung fixed it and moved it from next . to the camera to below the camera which . is way easier to reach even on the . larger model now otherwise they are very . similar designed you've got a 5. 8 inch . display on the s9 6. 2 inch display on. the s9 plus there's still super amoled. screens there still have the same . high-res displays there's still have the . curved sides that samsung calls this . infinity display that spills over the. edge and simply has actually made the . bezels to say that specials are the same . size but they're a little bit better . masked than last year's model so they . don't quite stand out as much you still . have the power button on the side you . got the volume rocker over here and then . of course there's the big speed button . that hasn't gone anywhere and on the . bottom there's still the headphone jack . which you get on both models and a lot . of the new things you can't actually see . but they are appreciated it's got stereo . speakers now so the earpiece speaker . works in conjunction with the bottom. speaker to produce stereo sound the . camera has been new and improved i don't . get into that in a minute it's got a . qualcomm snapdragon 845 processor inside . of it there's four gigabytes of ram in . the small model there's six gigabytes of . ram in the bigger model 3000 milliamp . hour battery here thirty five hundred . million power battery here both of them . a fast charging both of them fs wireless . charging both of them have ip68 water . and dust resistance both of them have 64 . gigabytes of storage. both of them have microsd card slots and . both of them have gigabit lte so a lot . of those things are familiar to s8 . owners. but the big difference that samsung is . touting this year is the cameras and you . can see on the s9 it has a single camera . and on the s9 plus it now has a dual . camera which is very similar to the . notates dual camera so it's got a . wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens . which lets you get closer to your . subject or do different types of . blurring what simpson calls live focus . affects on both models you do have a new . variable aperture lens which means that . the aperture on the camera it goes from . 1. 5 which is brighter than last year's . phone and one of the brightest lenses on. the market and you can close it down to . f 2. 4 if you're in a very bright . environment if you're outdoors sunlight . and you've got too much light you can . shut down the aperture for better . quality photos there but you can do that . automatically through the samsung's . camera app or if you go into the pro . mode you can actually switch between the . two which is pretty neat this is a first . phone we've seen with a mechanical. physically changing aperture which is. very interesting it is locked at 1. 5 or . 2. 4 it doesn't do any values in between. but it still is more than pretty much . any other phone offers you in terms of . the camera quality itself it's still 12 . megapixel sensor but samsung has says it. now has next-generation dual pixel . autofocus so it's got faster more . reliable autofocus it does more . processing on chips so you get better . noise reduction than the prior . generation up to 30% so in certain . situations and then the other features . that are new are on the video side it . can shoot 240 frames per second slow . motion like it could do last year but . now i can do up to 960 frames per second . at 720p for short bursts for a super. slow-motion mode now samsung says that . the s9 is gonna have better low-light. performance thanks to improved multi . frame noise reduction algorithms where. it combines multiple frames together to . reduce the amount of noise in the actual . image we're going to be testing this out . once we have a review in it but so far . the early impressions are pretty . promising. now the camera app has also been. redesigned so it's a little bit easier . to use you can switch between modes by . just swiping which is way easier than . sampson's older user interface and you . can quickly switch there there is of . course the pro mode which gives you full . manual controls over white balance and . aperture and shutter speed and such so . the other thing that's new the camera is . samsung's new ar emoji which is . basically its take on . iphones an emoji feature it creates a 3d . animated image based on a hundred points . of your face when you look at the camera . and it then turns that into animated . gifts that you can share through the . camera app in various messaging apps you . can also customize the appearance um you . can change a hair color at glasses . change the outfit and do these other . things that you can't quite do with an . emoji it's not quite the exact same . thing but it provides a very similar . effect the samsung is also improved and . upgraded its flagship features like . bixby which has a new user interface . design it has a couple of new features . it can also take a picture of food and . estimate its calorie count that you can . then link to s elf as well samsung's . also upgraded the dex feature which lets . you use your phone as a full desktop . environment with various open apps and . things like that . it used to be using a docking station. with the galaxy s 8 now as a new . successor ii called the dex pad which is . basically a flat pad and lets you use . the phone as a trackpad or keyboard if . you don't happen to have an external . master keyboard with you now there's a . lot more in the galaxy s 9 and s 9 plus . we'll be diving into as we spend more . time with the devices but initially it's . gonna be available for pre-order on . march 2nd it'll be shipping on march . 16th it's gonna come in three colors in . the us black purple and blue and the . pricing should be about the same as the . galaxy s 8 for more on the galaxy s 9 . and the s 9 plus be sure to check out. the verge comm and subscribe to youtube . calm. .
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