22nd Mar 2018
Smartphones aren’t only an extension of our limbs; they’re our personal encyclopedias, our photo albums, our cameras, our schedules and everything in between. We might occasionally lament how we walk around with our noses in them, but we’d also be lost, sometimes quite literally, without them.
Millenials grew up in houses that didn’t even have computers, so we can really appreciate having a tiny, powerful and slick looking device sitting right their in our hands. Our smartphones have changed the way we communicate; imagery, memes and emojis are part of our everyday vernacular. Samsung’s newest models, the S9 and S9+ make it easy to communicate with our friends and document our everyday lives.
Samsung’s advanced camera is redesigned with a new dual aperture lens that powers an innovative low-light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalised AR Emoji. They sound complicated, they’re not. These are the features that are going to make your Instagram posts next-level. The Slow-mo video does what it says on the tin, but instead of it looking like your screen has frozen like some other phones, it has a “I make short films on the side” type of vibe. It’s the perfect alternative to a Boomerang, if you’re like me and can just never get them right.
The AR Emoji feature is equally cool, with the phone mirroring your facial expressions in an emoji onscreen. If you’re sick of today’s filter offerings on Snapchat, these will keep the lols going for far longer, and it’s spooky how in tune it is with your face.
If you’re more into the vlogging side of social media, the Samsung S9 and S9+ also has stereo speakers tuned by AKG, and also supports Dolby Atmos, giving the effect of 360-degree sound. Movies, music and everything else will sound crystal clear.
Smartphones already make life easier for us, but this model goes a step further, with the new SmartThings app. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the only smartphones that support the new app, and it looks like a gamechanger. SmartThings can turn your house into a smart home – it can turn on your lights, lock your doors, turn on your music and adjust your lighting, all from your phone. Imagine you accidentally left the house with locking the door, or (less extreme) you’re cosy in bed and don’t want to get up to turn off the light. Now it can all be done from your phone. Seriously.
Technology grows at such a rapid rate that we hardly even notice it changing. But with the Samsung S9 we do. Definitely tempted to head to the nearest phone shop asap.