SAMSUNG Soars with the All-New Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation officially introduces the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ and with one its lasting credo of reimagining the way we communicate, share, and experience the world, the tech giant’s newest flagship smartphone boasts of its most advanced smartphone camera yet.

Newest brand ambassadors, Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson took charge at the recent media launch at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Georgina Wilson
Solenn Heussaff

“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+,” they said.

Ivan Pua, Product Marketing Head for IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation and Lea Cua, Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation demonstrated live on stage the new exciting features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, most notable of which are the Super Slow-Mo, AR Emoji, and best-in-class low light camera features.

“Today’s smartphones are more than just for taking pictures — we rely on them for communication and self-expression,” shared 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.”

SAMSUNG Electronics Philippines Corporation representatives (Product Marketing Head for IT & Mobile Ivan Pua, Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones Lea Cua, Business Unit Head for IT & Mobile Jerry Manus, President Kevin Lee, Business Unit Advisor for IT & Mobile Min Su Chi, Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones Chiqui Tapawan, Marketing Director Chad Sotelo) present the much-anticipated, Galaxy S9 and S9+.

The launch celebration ended on a high note with Ely Buendia performing some of his most notable and new hits on-stage.

Let’s Get Technical

One of the key highlights during the reveal of the latest flagship smartphone was the Experiential Zones that allowed VIP media to experience firsthand the new features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

The Camera Reimagined

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are equipped with a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP rear camera with autofocus (AF) sensor and optical image stability (OIS). The Galaxy S9+, however, takes it up a notch with an additional Telephoto 12MP rear camera with AF sensor. Both units feature an 8MP AF front camera (F1.7), and their rear cameras has Dual Aperture (F1.5/F2.4). With these enhancements, the camera adjusts to super low or bright lighting conditions with ease.

The reimagined camera even outsmarts the human eye. Its Super Slow Mo feature can capture up to 960 frames per second–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, enabling video recording once movement is detected in the frame. The unit also makes for good self-made videos with a wide selection of background music, not to mention looping GIF files.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also allow you pride themselves with the 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.

You also get to learn more about your surroundings with Bixby, Samsung’s intelligence platform. Integrated into the camera, it can provide useful information about your current surroundings via real-time object detection and recognition. Bixby can also translate foreign languages and currency with Live Translation.

Entertainment Reimagined

Taking cues from the Galaxy S8 and S8+’s almost bezel-free Super AMOLED Infinity Display, 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. Direct sunlight will not hinder the screen from producing stunning displays.

Complementing the Infinity Display are stereo speakers tuned by renowned acoustics brand AKG. The phones also support Dolby Atmos, giving that 360-degree sound effect. Combined, these features provide cinematic entertainment experiences on-the-go.

Performance Reimagined

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.

The S9 and S9+ are the first flagship phones to carry the SmartThings App, allowing you to manage your Samsung appliances and devices at home anytime, anywhere. The Samsung DeX Pad allows you to connect the phones to a larger monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Through this docking system, you can also convert your S9 and S9+ into a Touch Keyboard and Touch Pad.

Available in Midnight Black and Coral Blue, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now also come in a new chic and stylish shade: Lilac Purple.