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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus available today

Samsung Galaxy S9 in hand hero

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are on sale now, three weeks since they were first launched at the annual Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

The new devices mark are a refinement rather than a revolution compared with last year’s S8 range. However, there’s plenty to entice upgrading customers and those after the very latest in smartphone tech.

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The headline grabbing feature is undoubtedly the variable aperture camera, which Samsung says ‘adapts like the human eye’.

This means it can switch from one aperture for low light photography to another for brighter scenes.

This function is available on both the Galaxy S9’s single lens camera and the dual lens effort found in the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Intelligent Scan combines iris scanning tech and facial recognition for fast unlocking at a glance, although this system does not have the same 3D mapping tech found in the iPhone X’s Face ID.

Samsung’s new phones also include AR Emoji, allowing users to create their own emoji based on scans of their faces, as well as surround sound speakers made in conjunction with audio specialists AKG.

Both devices come in black, purple or blue. The Galaxy S9 costs £739 SIM–free, with the larger Galaxy S9+ coming in at £869. Alternatively, all major networks are offering Samsung’s new smartphones on contract.

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