Your new Galaxy S9 might need a new Gear VR

Alicia Cross
March 2, 2018

Samsung gummed that up a bit over the last couple of years by requiring slightly different new models of Gear VR to fit its newer phones, most recently the Note 8 last year.

Or there's my big wish: Better battery life. On the front, there is a 5.5-inch Quad HD pOLED curved display that looks absolutely handsome and a lot more premium than last year's Nokia 8. With more RAM than the iPhone X and an identical amount to the just-released Galaxy S9, it is capable of some impressive performance that can keep up with - and even exceed - Apple's best efforts. The camera (primary on the S9 Plus) uses two aperture sizes based on the lighting conditions.The phone's camera will use with a wider f/1.5 aperture in low-light conditions, while it switches to a f/2.4 aperture in bright conditions.

Things don't get much better if you want to take out a contract on this new flagship with an average monthly cost of around £55 plus a hefty upfront cost.

- Both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ come with Samsung's custom software built on top of Android Oreo and have features like face unlocking and animated emojis.

Get a free year-long Netflix subscription with the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Samsung has also introduced Apple's Animoji like feature.

Erdogan tells a weeping girl, 6, she would receive honors if martyred
After trying to comfort the girl by kissing her on both cheeks, Erdogan told the crowd: "She has the Turkish flag in her pocket". Turkey has a longstanding culture of nationalist militarism, with popular slogans such as "Every Turk born a soldier".

Supreme Court justices hear challenge to mandatory union fees, appear split
However, Justice Antonin Scalia's death just weeks before the case was to be decided left the remaining justices split 4-4. In those right-to-work states, unions still represent workers but membership rates are lower.

Billy Graham motorcade draws scores of admirers in North Carolina
Billie Hanks Jr. served as an intern for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which set Hanks down his own path of ministry. The motorcade rolled through Black Mountain, where he shopped and caught trains, and Montreat, where he lived.

Apart from the fingerprint scanner, the phones use facial recognition technology and also feature an iris scanner.

While both the iPhone X and the Google PIxel 2 are premium phones with premium performance, it's a little unfair to compare them side-by-side with the Galaxy S9 - the first of a new generation of high-end smartphones with the specifications to boot. According to Samsung, the S8 version might damage the S9 and not fit perfectly. Reports also suggest that the Galaxy S9 along with the S9+ could be launched in India as early as March 6, and will start shipping to buyers starting March 16.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco, on the other hand, could come at a far affordable price than that of the Galaxy S9. Local pricing has not been announced at the time of writing.

Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung S9 and S9+.

This price would thus see it crossing the mid-segment flagship price point, but would still leave it looking favourable in front of the Galaxy S9 which brings similar specs and a similar design to that of the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

Other reports by Free-Prsite

Discuss This Article