Samsung stages grand unveiling of Galaxy S9 and S9+ in PH
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation officially introduced on Friday the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ models to the Philippine shores. The event took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manila, together with brand ambassadors Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson taking charge, and renowned photographer BJ Pascual joining the roster of key ambassadors for the new Samsung flagship phones.
“We are impressed by how Samsung pushes the boundaries with their smartphones. We were able to unbox the phone and go beyond borders with the Galaxy S8’s Infinity Display. Now, Samsung has done it again with the Galaxy S9’s reimagined camera. We are excited to represent Samsung again and become proud users of the Galaxy S9 and S9+,” the returning ambassadors said in a statement.
Apart from friends from the media, Samsung dealers and partners were also present to experience firsthand the reimagined camera with product presentations led by Product Marketing Head for IT and Mobile Ivan Pua and , Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones Lea Cua who also demonstrated live on stage the new exciting features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: the Super Slow-Mo, AR Emoji, and best-in-class low light camera features. All in all, more than 400 guests were in attendance.
In addition, Samsung went above and beyond everyone’s expectations with the Tunnel “Selfinity” Area which showcased stunning super slow-motion footages and breathtaking videos of the high-performance smartphones. At the Experiential Zones, guests were able to give the latest addition to the S Series a try before the official available on March 16, 2018.
“Today’s smartphones are more than just for taking pictures -- we rely on them for communication and self-expression,” said Jerry Manus, Business Unit Head for IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation during his opening remarks. “With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the whole camera experience. Not only does it help you take gorgeous photos and videos, but it also allows you to connect and express yourself in the most creative and personal way possible.”
Guests were also treated for a night of music when Samsung ended the launching event on a high note with Ely Buendia. Meanwhile, here are what’s inside of the new flagship models.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are equipped with a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus (AF) sensor and optical image stability (OIS). Also, the two models feature an 8-megapixel AF front camera (F1.7), and their rear cameras possess Dual Aperture (F1.5/F2.4), enabling the smartphones to adapt like the human eye, adjusting to super low or bright lighting conditions with ease. Another thing that sets apart the S9+ from its fellow flagship model is the additional Telephoto 12-megapixel rear camera with AF sensor.
The reimagined camera even outsmarts the human eye as its Super Slow Mo enables its users to capture up to 960 frames per second – or up four times slower than standard slow-mo settings – recording everything in detail and making everyday moments epic. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offer automatic Motion Detection which automatically lets the video recording function when movement is detected in the frame at once. Users can customize their videos with a wide selection of background music, and they can also create looping GIF files that they can send and share to their friends.
It also allows everyone to express their own self in best way possible with Augmented Reality (AR) Emoji. The smartphone can analyze your photo and map out over 100 facial features to create your very own mini 3D model that imitates a wide variety of expressions, which you can send as stickers or GIFs.
Apart from the revolutionized camera feature, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sport the trademark curved Quad HD screen – 5.8 inches for S9 and 6.2 inches for S9+ – with added adaptive contrast enhancement, which means direct sunlight will not hinder the screen from producing stunning displays. Complementing the Infinity Display are stereo speakers tuned by renowned acoustics brand AKG. Aside from these, the phones also support Dolby Atmos, giving that 360-degree sound effect. Combined, these features provide cinematic entertainment experiences on-the-go.
And aside from the entertaining features, the robust Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer unparalleled performance, operating on 4GB and 6GB RAM respectively and expandable memory up to 400GB. The phones resist the elements with its IP68 water and dust resistance, and can efficiently power up via wireless charging. They also offer iris, face, and fingerprint recognition for enhanced security. Plus, these two models are the first flagship phones to carry the SmartThings App, allowing you to manage your Samsung appliances and devices at home anytime, anywhere. It also has the Samsung DeX Pad which allows users to connect the phones to a larger monitor, keyboard, and mouse. That being said, phone users can use the S9 and S9+ and convert them into a Touch Keyboard and Touch Pad.
Get to know more about the epic Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ by visiting by visiting the page on Samsung’s official website and get ready to reimagine the way you see the world with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, available in the Philippines starting on March 16, 2018.