Week of February 27, Samsung at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, announced the long-awaited new editions to its Galaxy line — Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Both the highly-anticipated flagship smartphones comes packed with a Snapdragon 845 chipset in the Unite Stated (and Exynos 9810 in other part of the world).
As Samsung puts these new handsets are equipped with the most advance camera ever — calling it as the "Super Speed Dual Pixel" sensor, that's capable of combining 12 images into one amazing, high quality photo. Also, it has an adjustable aperture of f/1.5-f/2.4. The devices are also capable of capturing slow motion video at an 960fps frame rate.
Below you can Galaxy S9:
Other features of the devices, include:
- Dolby Atmos surround sound support.
- A 5.8-inch Quad HD+ display on the S9, while the S9+ is a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
- S9 has a single-lens camera, while the S9+ is dual-lens.
- S9 has a 4GB RAM and 3,000mAh battery, while the S9+ has 6GB RAM and a 3,500mAh battery.
Both these new devices are available on March 16. Microsoft has also started selling the Galaxy S9 phones with preloaded Microsoft apps on its online Stores across the U.S. You can see a Microsoft Store listing of Galaxy S9 below:
Users can preorder today, the "unlocked" Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ that comes preloaded with a host of Microsoft bundled apps, including: Microsoft Launcher, Microsoft Pix, Office Site, Cortana, Skype and more.
The shippment begins on March 16.
As an unnamed Microsoft representative recently told to Trusted Reviews, that there's a "Microsoft Edition" of the Galaxy S9 available in the US. However, there's no mention of such on Microsoft Store page and Microsoft has also now refuted these claims, saying, "that there is no such thing as a 'Microsoft Edition' of the Galaxy S9 and S9+."
Here, you can see Galaxy S9+:
Also, today Microsoft has pushed an update to its intelligent camera app, Microsoft Pix, that now works with LinkedIn as it can scan and save Business Card details.
Microsoft Pix, an artifical intelligence (AI) powered camera app can now quickly read and save Business Card in the iPhone's address book as well as in the LinkedIn account.
To use the app, just open Pix on your iPhone and point a business card, which automatically gets detected and takes you to action. Tapping action, Pix will capture and organize numbers, email addresses and URLs – and add this new contact into your iPhone's Contacts app, with all the information populating the correct fields within your address book.
Here, an screenshot of this new feature process:
If you're signed into LinkedIn on your iPhone, Pix will also seamlessly store the business cards of people there.
Microsoft Pix, if you don't know—-is "a AI-powered camera app that helps taking a picture with a series of intelligent actions: recognizing the subject of a photo, inferring users' intent and capturing the best quality picture."
"It's the combination of both understanding and intelligently acting on a users' intent that sets Pix apart. Today's update works with LinkedIn to add yet another intelligent dimension to Pix's capabilities."
Below are top 10 Pix's features:
- NEW PIX STYLES! Completely transform your photos with artistic styles and watch as your artwork gets created
- Smart settings – Automatically checks scene and lighting between each shutter tap, and updates settings between each shot.
- Face recognition – People are the most important photo subjects, so when it detects a face in the shot, it automatically optimizes settings to help people look their best.
- Moment capture - Captures a burst of frames every time you tap the shutter button, including frames before and after your tap, so you won't miss the right moment.
- Best Image(s) - Automatically selects up to 3 of the best and most unique shots from the burst, and immediately deletes the rest, so you don't waste your phone's storage or your time comparing and storing similar frames.
- Image quality – Uses discarded burst frames to enhance each Best Image, improving exposure and color, and reducing noise and blur.
- Live Image – Automatically creates a short, looping video, by stitching together the frames from the burst into a Live Image, but ONLY when it senses motion in your shot, so it won't waste a ton of your phone's memory.
- Hyperlapse – Videos shot with Microsoft Pix are automatically stabilized for smoother playback, and can be time lapsed and saved at many different speeds.
- Auto-sync - Seamlessly syncs to your camera roll, so you don't have to individually import or save your photos and videos to your camera roll.
- Widgets and 3D Touch – Where available, 3D touch and Today and Lock screen widgets are enabled, so you can jump directly into photo capture, selfie capture, video capture or gallery.