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Last night, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

The Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: Samsung)

Looking very similar to last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, the new phones feature the same 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screens and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Both phones feel very similar to last year’s models as well, with similarly curved sides, glass front and back, and bezel-less design. The S9 features a single rear camera, while the S9+ features dual rear cameras, first seen on the Galaxy Note 8 released last year.

Rear view of the Galaxy S9+. (Source: Samsung)

The most significant upgrade touted by Samsung is the new mechanically adjustable aperture on the rear camera. The Samsung Dual Aperture system allows you choose an aperture of either f/1.5 or f/2.4. It does not, however, allow you to select any values in between.

Another small but welcome change is the position of the fingerprint sensor, which has shifted from the right of the rear camera to below it. It is now easier to find and reach with your finger, especially on the larger S9+.

Rear view of the Galaxy S9. (Source: Samsung)

Most other specs remain unchanged. However, a slight change in the dimensions of the phone means that last year’s accessories are not compatible with the S9 and S9+.

Stay tuned for our hands-on review and further news on local pricing and availability.

Daniel Adi.
Daniel is a Senior Writer and the Chief Phone Screen Polisher at VRZone. A student in Economics and Computer Science, Daniel is as interested in the policies of Merkel and Largarde as he is in the musings of Alexa and Cortana. Always itching to take things apart, Daniel prefers to dwell on the more technical side of technology.

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