Google recently released the retail version of its latest Android 9.0 Pie software update. And Samsung has already started to test Android 9.0 Pie on the galaxy S9+. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are Samsung’s first flagships that shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo and Google’s Project Treble out of the box. The Project Treble support aims to speed up Android software updates on non-Google devices. Project Treble brings a modular base to Android, which will separate the “vendor specific” hardware code from the Android framework code. Which basically ensures that the updates don’t require as much time and energy as previous Android updates did.
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Samsung has carried on its trend of launching special edition variants of flagship devices. A few months after launching the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India, the company has unveiled the new Galaxy S9+ Sunrise Gold edition. As the name suggests, the new variant has a gold colour back with a satin gloss finish. The new variant will be available in the 128GB storage variant only and retail for Rs 68900.
Samsung is offering a special one-time screen replacement offer and Rs.9000 cashback when customers pay using Paytm Mall or ICICI Bank credit cards. The Galaxy S9+ Sunrise Gold edition can be bought across selected retail stores from June 20th, 2018. Customers looking to buy this [...]
Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in February 2018. The smartphones are still one of the first flagship devices to run on the Snapdragon 845 chipset (in the US and South Korea only). The South Korean tech giant has launched a new red colour variant of its latest flagship phones in China. Samsung has, historically, launched new colour variants of its flagship smartphones in lesser markets. The red colour variant is currently only available in China and is unlikely to make its way to other countries for the time being.
Even though the Galaxy S9 was one of the top-selling smartphones of the first quarter of 2018, Samsung expects weaker demands of the [...]
Samsung had launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at an event in Barcelona on the 25th of February. Both the flagship smartphones subsequently went on sale in India in March. Now, Samsung has launched a special edition of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in association with Vodafone in the Netherlands. The Galaxy S9+ and S9 Red Bull Ring Edition will be available in the Netherlands until the 27th of April.
The name of the new Galaxy S9 Red Bull Edition is a reference to the Austrian Grand Prix track. The retail box of the Galaxy S9 Red Bull Edition will include a special Red Bull Ring case along with the usual stuff like AKG earphones and a wall charger. Interestingly, the case inside [...]
Huawei recently launched its 2018 flagship Android smartphone, the Huawei P20 Pro. Apart from its design which is inspired by the iPhone X, the most exciting feature of the device is its camera capabilities. The P20 Pro is the first-ever smartphone to have a triple-camera setup on the back. Its global price is EUR 899 (Rs 71000 approx.) but, it is expected to have a lower price tag in India.
Over the years, camera performance of a smartphone has taken precedence over other features. A crappy camera can be the downfall of an otherwise great smartphone. The Essential Ph-1 is a great example of that. Similarly, a great camera can uplift a smartphone with other visible flaws. The [...]
Samsung has silently added support to showcase GIFs on its smartphones with Always on Display (AOD). Always On Display is a feature where the phone’s screen is off, except for the clock and notification icon. This features required an AMOLED panel, and it only works in the Samsung flagship series smartphones.
To get this feature working, you should have AOD application version 188.8.131.52. If you are running on the latest version, then select ‘set always on display image’ and select a GIF. However, note that the app can only rear GIF formatted pictures, not .webp. Similarly, if the GIF is too long, the app will recommend it to trim down to a specific time [...]
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India at a starting price of Rs 57,900. Though there was nothing new about their design, the smartphones were praised for their camera capabilities. Now, some owners of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have started to report display input issues. A handful of these devices have failed to register touch input and are being affected by ‘Dead Zone’. It looks like the issue was predominately found in the Galaxy S9+.
According to reports on Samsung community and Reddit, the users have described that the device failed to register the touch input in certain spots. In fact, the issue is unresolvable even after a hard reset. According [...]
Over the years, emojis have become an integral part of one of the most common daily tasks, texting. Smartphone makers have now started incorporating AR with emojis for an even more personalised experience. It all with the Apple iPhone X and its Animojis. Apple used its 3D sensors for some very accurate AR emojis that have become quite famous. Samsung jumped aboard the bandwagon with Galaxy S9 and AR Emojis.
To add more customisation options, the company has introduced Minnie and Mickey Mouse emojis as well. However, unlike Animojis, the AR Emojis doesn’t match the standard set by Apple, in terms of replicating the expression. In fact, we tried the AR emojis on the Galaxy [...]
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were launched in Barcelona on the 25th of February. While it is tough to figure out key differences between the S8 and S9 from the outside, the story doesn’t change much once you tear it down.
The folks at iFixit have posted a detailed teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ and the results are not too different from what we expected. The 2018 flagship smartphones get a score 4/10, just like the S8, while the Apple iPhone X got a score of 6/10. The higher the number, the easier it is to repair the device.
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Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India at a starting price of Rs. 57900. Both the smartphones will go on sale via Flipkart and Samsung.com from the 16th of March. However, the preorders began a day after its official global launch. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ and S9 succeed the highly popular S8+ and S8 from early-2017. So, do the new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphones have enough to replicate the success of 2017?
Let’s unbox the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and see what we get:Samsung Galaxy S9+ Documentation Sim Ejector Tool AKG Earphones Wall Charger USB Type C Cable Samsung Galaxy S9+ First Impressions
The first noticeable aspect of the S9+ is its [...]
Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in India on 6th of March. However, the devices will go on sale from the 16th of March via offline authorised sellers, Flipkart, and Samsung India’s official website.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will be available in Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue. Here are the detailed Pre-booking offers on these smartphones.Model Storage Price Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Rs 57,900 256GB Rs 65,900 Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB Rs 64,900 256GB Rs 72,900 Cashback for HDFC Card Holders
If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S9+ using an HDFC credit card, you get Rs 6,000 [...]
On the 25th of February, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at an event in Barcelona. The two flagship smartphones from Samsung have now been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. Both the smartphones will be Flipkart-exclusive and go on sale from the 16th of February along with the rest of the world. The pre-orders on Flipkart begin at 2 pm on the 6th of March. However, the 256GB variant of Galaxy S9+ will be sold exclusively at Reliance Digital stores, Samsung exclusive stores and on Samsung Shop.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will start a price of Rs. 57,900 and the 256GB variant will be priced at Rs. 64900. The Galaxy S9+, however, will start at Rs. 65,900 [...]