Samsung president of mobile communications business DJ Koh presents the new Samsung Galaxy S9 mobilephone on Feb 25, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo: AFP/Lluis Gene)
SINGAPORE: Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 smartphones will be available in Singapore from Mar 16, announced the company on Monday (Feb 26).
Pre-orders, however, begin on Thursday from noon. Consumers can register their interest with telcos M1, Singtel and StarHub, or at Samsung’s online store.
They can also head to the websites of major consumer electronics stores such as Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman, Lazada and Newstead.
The 64GB variant of the Galaxy S9+ retails at S$1,348, while the 256GB model will be available at S$1,489.
An anticipated feature of the S9+ is its dual aperture lens that provides a variable aperture of between f/1.5 to f/2/4, and a resolution of 12MP.
The Galaxy S9, which does not come with a dual camera, retails at S$1,198. It only comes in 64GB.
The S9 is fitted with Samsung’s Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor. This allows it to produce a software-based bokeh effect without the need for dual cameras.
Operating on the Android 8 OS, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in three colours – midnight black, coral blue and a new hue, lilac purple.
The phones were unveiled on Sunday on the eve of the official start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.