Following months of rumors and teasers, Samsung has officially unveiled the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona. The new phone introduces several new features, including Samsung’s most advanced camera to date. The camera incorporates a new Super Dual Pixel sensor and dual aperture lens to capture better low-light shots and increase Super Slow-mo video capabilities.
Meanwhile, AR Emoji will allow users to create an emoji that mimics their own personaliziation, utilizing a standard AGIF file that facilitates sharing the creations across most third-party messaging platforms. Additionally, Samsung’s intelligence platform Bixby is integrated into the new phones and uses augmented reality to enhance new features like live translation and a food calorie counter.
Pre-orders for both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ begin March 2, 2018. The phones will hit stores in the U.S. on March 16, 2018.