I know you’re wondering, what’s new in the S9 or S9+? At a glance, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ look pretty similar to the soon-to-be predecessor phone, the S8. But, don’t let this put you off. Let’s focus on the highlights of the S9, shall we?
The Release Date in Malaysia
It’s time to mark your calendars if you want to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S9. Pre-orders in Malaysia begin from 1st March till 4th March so prepare to swipe your cards or as Fry of Futurama says, “Shut up and take my money!”
Pssst, the official store launch date in Malaysia is said to be 16th March 2018. So, be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
The Price of Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus in Malaysia
Here are the official retail prices for the Samsung S9 and S9 Plus based on the Samsung website:
- Galaxy S9 64GB: RM 3299
- Galaxy S9+ 64GB: RM 3799
- Galaxy S9+ 128GB: RM 3999
- Galaxy S9+ 256GB: RM 4399
There will be 3 colours available for both variants; Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple.
Where To Pre-Order in Malaysia
When you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, you'll also receive a Harman Kardon Onyx Mini worth RM699. This exclusive reward is only available while stocks last, so what are you waiting for? Hurry and pre-order now!
Lazada is offering two choices for pre-order: RM300 deposit or 0% installment. If you choose to pay the RM300 deposit, you'll be provided with a link to pay the balance on 7th or 8th March. Pay before 8th March and you'll be able to get your phone by 9th March if you're living in the Klang Valley!
If you don't have that upfront moolah, you can pay via Lazada's 0% installment plan. Unfortunately, this option is only valid for Maybank credit card holders.
If your phone of choice is sold out, don't fret. Just hop on over to 11street as they're taking Samsung S9 and S9+ pre-orders too! On 11street, you'll have the option to pay for the phone upfront or go for a 0% installment plan. However, the interest-free plan is only applicable if paying with Maybank's EZYPAY or Public Bank's Z.I.I.P.
Pre-order is also available on Harvey Norman with RM300 deposit. You'll also have the option to avoid shipping charges by collecting from a nearby Harvey Norman store by selecting free pick-up in store option. Collection date starts on 9th March 2018.
If you're hoping to get the Galaxy S9 or S9+ at a steal, Qoo10 is the place to go. Stand a chance to get up to RM400 off your purchase with Digital Extra Coupons – but be sure to hurry as these coupons are very limited! On top of that, Qoo10 is throwing in additional free gifts! This includes a pair of Bluetooth earphones, car charger, car smartphone holder, USB Type-C cable, and a 3 pin source plug.
Specs, Features and Details
Processor – The S9 runs on the new Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz), or octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz) which translates to 25% faster processing compared to the S8.
Camera – The 12MP dual aperture lens captures spectacular pictures in bright daylight using its F1.5 mode and low light conditions using its F2.4 mode. Compare this to the F1.7 of the S8 and S8+, we’re talking about 25% more light exposure in the dark and up to 30% noise reduction during the day! On top of that, both the S9 and S9+ retain the 8MP front-facing camera.
Super Slow-mo – Ever wish you could slow down time? Now you can with the S9’s Super Slow-mo function! The super speed sensor allows you to shoot an incredible 960 frames per second. Instantly edit your Super Slow-mo videos by adding music or turn them into GIFs effortlessly.
Intelligent Scan – A new technology, Intelligent Scan combines both facial recognition and iris scan to unlock your phone with ease, even in low light. Unlock your phone however you want with the S9 and S9+, whether it’s a pattern, PIN, fingerprint or just a look at your phone.
AR Emoji – The rival to Apple’s Animoji has arrived! Take a selfie to create an Augmented Reality version of yourself, it’s that easy! Watch your messages come alive with AR Emoji, as it follows your movements and expressions – talk, sing and share it with your friends. Personalise your emoji from hair to clothes, turn yourself into an emoji that’s truly you.
Bixby Vision – Augmented Reality is taking over the world, and phone. Let your phone guide you with Bixby Vision, it recognizes places, translate foreign languages and even counts the calories in your food! Identify nearly anything with it!
Just like any Samsung flagship, you can expect the retaining features of IP68 water resistance, headphone jack, Samsung Pay, wireless charging and adaptive fast charging via USB-Type C. In terms of battery, it remains the same with a 3,000mAh capacity for the S9 and 3,500mAh for the S9+.
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