Smartphones are one piece of technology that most of us can't do without. Estimates suggest over 237 million Americans use a smartphone.
If you're like most people, you can't wait to see the latest smartphone and what new features it has.
One of the most anticipated new smartphone to hit the market is the Samsung Galaxy S9. This flagship model is now in stores.
We're here to tell you what's new and great about this phone.
There are several new features on this phone. Here are the key things you need to know about the new S9 and the S9 Plus.
The new Galaxy S9 is made from an all-new aluminum core. This new core adds strength and makes the phone less likely to bend or warp under pressure.
Because the core is stronger, it provides better protection against the daily wear and tear most smartphones are subject to. Did you know 45% of smartphone ownerswill manage to accidentally damage their phone?
This means even if the phone build is stronger, you'll still want to use a high-quality case to protect the phone from drops and other unexpected hazards.
Having a great display is one of the most important features of any smartphone and something most buyers notice first.
The S9 offers an edge-to-edge Super AMOLED infinity screen which provides an amazingly bright and clear display. The use of curved glass on both the front and back of the phone allows great viewing of the screen from all angles.
The screen has an extra-tall aspect ratio and supports mobile HDR making it great to use for watching videos.
These days many people use their smartphone as their primary camera. From taking selfies to recording video, smartphones are widely used to capture precious moments.
The Galaxy S9 offers a 12MP Dual Aperture lens which lets in 80% more light than earlier models. It automatically adjusts based on the lighting conditions, so it can take pictures in all conditions.
Because the lens lets in more light, the camera is better at capturing high-quality images in low-light environments. This makes the phone ideal for capturing stunning pictures whether it's a sunny day or a dark night.
Another new camera feature is the ability to capture high-resolution super slow-motion footage. Now you can capture key events and review them in slow motion automatically using the phone's Super Slow-Motion mode.
Because your smartphone also doubles as a computer, having a fast processor is important. Whether you're using the phone to surf the web, stream videos, or translating a foreign language in real-time, speed matters.
The S9 offers faster processing speeds than its predecessor which allows it to perform functions at a faster speed. This means the phone operates smoothly with no noticeable lag.
A brand-new feature, the Galaxy S9 allows you to create your own emoji. This entails snapping a selfie and then modifying the avatar's hair and clothing to suit you.
Once you've created your avatar, you can use it as an AR Emoji sticker to liven up your chats and emails.
The phone also allows you to create a video of yourself speaking as the AR Emoji. Now your avatar can record messages and share them with your friends.
Digital assistances are all the rage these days. The S9 has Its own digital assistant with the newly upgraded Bixby. Pressing the dedicated Bixby button on the side of the device allows you to easily interact with the Bixby assistant.
Bixby can also translate foreign languages for you. By pointing the camera at a sign or billboard, you can have Bixby translate what it says. A great feature when traveling to foreign countries.
One of the best features found on newer smartphones is the use of biometrics to unlock the screen. Using biometrics to unlock the phone is convenient and gives you quick access to your phone without typing in passcodes every time you want to use it.
Some phones use a fingerprint scanner, while others use facial recognition to unlock the phone.
The Galaxy S9 offers both biometric unlocking methods. A fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone below the camera allows you to quickly swipe your finger across the scanner and have the phone unlock.
You can also use the facial recognition feature to do this. Once you've scanned your face and set up the feature, you can then look at the front camera on the phone and it will recognize your face and unlock the phone for you.
Many smartphone users rely on their phone speakers to not only play music, but also to make and receive phone calls, listen to podcasts and videos, and interact with the digital assistant.
Because of this, the sound quality is an important feature for any smartphone.
The S9 offers an improved speaker system over earlier models. The speakers support the Dolby Atmos sound which provides a richer, fuller sound.
In addition to providing high-quality sound, the speakers are plenty loud enough to make sure you can hear them clearly.
The S9 offers some other features that many smartphone users find convenient. It allows rapid wireless charging so you don't have to fumble with cords and plugs when it's time to recharge the battery.
Also, the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack for those who want to be able to use a wired headset. This feature is missing on most high-end phones these days.
Finally, the phone has an IP68 water resistance rating making it safe to use in conditions where it is exposed to liquids or even briefly submerged in water at a depth of up to 5 feet.
If you buy the Galaxy S9, you'll need to protect it using a high-quality case. Not only does the case protect the phone, but lets you personalize it.
We can help you figure out how to choose the right case for your Galaxy S9.
What's more, we can even custom design a case for your S9 so you'll be sure to have the case that is perfect for your lifestyle.
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