The update to last year’s award-winning Galaxy S8 features a number upgrades and improvements including a faster processor, better camera and improved rear fingerprint scanner which makes it much easier to unlock the phone.
Another update is the inclusion of something Samsung calls AR emojies.
Using its clever front-facing camera, owners can now make and send new animated characturers of themselves.
AR Emojis use a data-based machine learning algorithm, which analyses a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions, like winks and nods, for true personalisation.
There’s no question the new Galaxy range are very good phones with our recent S9+ review stating: “There’s no question this is a contender for smartphone of the year.
“With its stunning curved design it still looks sublime and the display is without doubt one of the best you’ll find on phone.
“This new flagship also offers a slick experience with a processor that’s powerful enough to act as your home PC.”
One of the only downsides of buying the Galaxy S9 is its price which, until now, has been very expensive.
When Samsung launched the S9 they placed a hefty price tag of £739 on it – that’s £50 more than the Galaxy S8.
Luckily, there is a deal which makes the S9 a lot more affordable and this offer can actually save you over £300.
The price cut allows Samsung fans to pick up an S9 for just £23 per month.
For your money you get 4GB of data and unlimited calls/texts on the Vodafone network.
There is a £190 upfront fee to pay but the total cost over the two year contract works out at £742.
Here’s why this is such a good deal.
If you buy the S9 directly from Samsung it will cost you £739 but then you’ll need a SIM deal.
A similar amount of data, to the offer above, is around £13 per month or £312 over two years.
Add that to the handset cost and the total is £1051 – over £300 more than opting for a contract.
If this still sounds a little expensive there could be some good news on the horizon with Samsung expected to release its cheaper Galaxy A8 in the coming days.
This budget Galaxy S8 rival was announced last December and offers some very decent specs without the flagship price.
There’s no full details but Vodafone recently confirmed that the Galaxy A8 is “coming soon.”