Samsung debuts new iPhone X killer

Опубликованно 13.03.2018 00:21

Samsung debuts new iPhone X killer

The South Korean company presented the Galaxy S9 on the eve of the official start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comes after a year of flat smartphone sales.

With no other major handset maker, with the annual event, the world\'s largest mobile show, is launching a new flagship device this year, Samsung had the opportunity to be in the limelight.

However, the company with its new devices have almost unchanged in design and are still only incremental improvements, like a better camera, and new augmented reality features.

The static design of the new Galaxy S9 highlights the slowing pace of smartphone innovation and the extent to which the other manufacturers, especially Apple caught up with Samsung features, the once.

The S9 offers essentially the same design as last year, the previous flagship, the full-screen mode, and the curved edge of the glass on the S8, followed by Apple iPhone X and others — although there is no "notch" at the top of the screen, like the iPhone, X.

Samsung SVP Justin Denison discussed the #GalaxyS9 the display: "as always, no score". Ouch, Buddy. Ouch.— Jen Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) February 25, 2018

The S9 includes a loud sound, a faster processor and software, the from selfies into animated Emoji that will appeal to the consumer, the talk increasingly prefer to use their mobile phones to text instead.

Samsung president of mobile communications business, DJ Koh, the new Samsung Galaxy, presented to S9 mobile phone in Barcelona. Photo: Lluis Gene

Samsung Aaron Baker shows the AR Emoji function on a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus mobile phone during a product preview in New York. Image: Richard Drew

Samsung also has a dual-lens camera on the Galaxy S line for the first time, the better lowlight capture and improvement of the slow-motion video, which is very popular in social media.

A service on the Basis of artificial intelligence (AI) allows users to your camera to translate immediately, a sign in a foreign language.

It is also one of the few flagship phones that still comes on the left with a standard headphone jack.

I hate to applaud the smartphone manufacturer for such a obviously useful feature that phones have had for over a decade, but kudos to Samsung for the headphone Jack on the S9.— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) February 25, 2018

Despite the modest progress, many remain skeptical, the company done enough consumers rush to upgrade for your device.

Global smartphone sales fell by 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter due to the slower-than-expected Christmas sales, according to research company IDC.

Global smartphone sales for the year 2017 were virtually flat — down 0.1 percent with 1.47 billion units, phone-makers who struggled to come up with innovations for the customers to upgrade their devices.

The #samsungS9 looks much the same as #S8 I think I\'ll wait to upgrade until next year — maurice richardson (@mtjrichardson) February 25, 2018

A woman holds the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event on the eve of the Mobile World Congress. Image: Manu Fernandez


Samsung suffered a humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device in the year 2016 explodes to multiple devices, but the Galaxy-8-smartphone was a consumer and critical success.

While it kept its lead over Apple as the world\'s largest seller of smartphones in 2017, with 21.6 per cent market share of 21.1 percent in the year-on-year, Samsung faces stiff competition from Chinese rivals such as Huawei and Xiaomi that offer cheaper phones with many high-end features.

The S9 will sell for $1199 outright in Australia, a price that analysts warned could turn off many consumers. There is also a 256-GB version, go for a slightly more expensive $1349, but still more than $200 cheaper than the iPhone.

The S9 is available for pre-order starting today and the sale will go in Australia on March 16.

While the S9 - camera "significantly different" in the quality of older smartphones that have the people already, "the consumer can buy a delay, because of the increasing flagship prices," IHS, Markit, said in a research note.

"Samsung needs to work hard to market the advantages of these constructions against the negative rates of perception."

The Chinese rival Huawei also unveiled a new laptop and tablet in Barcelona, but its new flagship smartphone — the P20 — 27. March in Paris.

South Korea\'s LG unveiled the V30S — an updated version of its flagship-V30-smartphone-launched six months ago — with larger memory and artificial intelligence-based technologies, the focus on photos, and voice recognition.

A woman holds the new Galaxy S9 during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event. Image: Manu Fernandez

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