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Recap: Here are all the new things in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Recap: Here are all the new things in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Now that the dandelions (kudos to Samsung for the Galaxy S3 reference) from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event have long settled down, we can sit down and look back with a bit of objectivity at what the Korean giant unpacked for us. The two new flagship offerings from Samsung, which may yet again reign as the top Android smartphone(s) of 2018, are the S9 and S9+. While in appearance they do look nearly identical to their predecessors, we've discovered bit by bit signs of the intricate differences between them and last year's S8 and S8+.

So if you haven't had your share of the Samsung news mill yet or if you prefer to have all your information put together in one page, we have just the thing for you.

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Samsung releases Experience demo app for Galaxy S9/S9+ [APK Download]

Samsung releases Experience demo app for Galaxy S9/S9+ [APK Download]

For anyone tempted by the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ who wants to learn more about what it can do, there's an app for that. The Experience app for Galaxy S9/S9+ does exactly what the name suggests. It can be downloaded on most Android phones (Marshmallow 6.0 and up) and it gives you a sense of what it would be like to own Samsung's latest flagship.

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[Update: Pre-orders are live] Galaxy S9 and S9+ US pre-orders, pricing, release date, and more

[Update: Pre-orders are live] Galaxy S9 and S9+ US pre-orders, pricing, release date, and more

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are both official now, but there's still the pesky question of where to pick one up. You can always go the unlocked route, but carrier deals can present a decent discount. Plus, you've got aesthetics to take into consideration. Will this retailer have that color? And where can you grab it first? If you can't focus past the adjustable aperture in your enthusiasm for Samsung's latest, don't worry. We've got those details here.

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Galaxy S9 and S9+ will go on sale in India on March 16

Galaxy S9 and S9+ will go on sale in India on March 16

India is one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, but a large portion of flagship devices don't arrive in the country until weeks or months after initial release. In the past, Samsung has typically launched new devices in India a little while after they come out in other markets. For example, the Galaxy S8/S8+ went on sale in the US on April 21 of last year, but the phone didn't arrive in India until May 5.

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Surprise: DisplayMate deems the Galaxy S9's display the best it's ever seen, gives it "Excellent A+" grade

Surprise: DisplayMate deems the Galaxy S9's display the best it's ever seen, gives it "Excellent A+" grade

For as long as I can remember, each Samsung phone's release has been accompanied by a DisplayMate test proclaiming this new Samsung phone's screen to be the absolute best. Given just how good Samsung's AMOLED panels are, we can certainly understand this, but it's just interesting to see the same thing said every year. This time around, DisplayMate has awarded the Galaxy S9 an "Excellent A+" grade.

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Here are all of the Galaxy S9's official wallpapers

Here are all of the Galaxy S9's official wallpapers

With every major phone release comes a large dump of official wallpapers, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are no different. Already available for download are 19 wallpapers from these brand-new Samsung phones, and you can grab all of them right here.

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The Galaxy S9 is supposed to be boring

The Galaxy S9 is supposed to be boring

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are upon us, and if there's one thing we already can safely say, it's that they'll be the best-selling premium Android smartphones of 2018. And we can also safely say that they'll hold that title by a very wide margin. This despite the fact that they look, feel, and function remarkably similar to the Galaxy S phones Samsung launched in 2017. You might even say the Galaxy S9 is kind of boring - a sentiment I've seen widely expressed in comments and across the web since its announcement yesterday.

But before we dive in to that topic, let's get back to the numbers.

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[Update: T-Mobile's PR was misleading] Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ among first phones to support band 71 LTE

[Update: T-Mobile's PR was misleading] Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ among first phones to support band 71 LTE

Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ yesterday, but the news for T-Mobile subscribers doesn't stop there. Turns out the new Galaxy phones support team magenta's new 600MHz band 71 LTE. So if you've got your heart set on taking advantage of the frequency's extra coverage and penetration in the coming years, then the S9 and S9+ are your best bet right now. 

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[Deal Alert] Best Buy will knock $100 off Galaxy S9/S9+ pre-orders on Friday, March 2nd only

[Deal Alert] Best Buy will knock $100 off Galaxy S9/S9+ pre-orders on Friday, March 2nd only

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have finally been revealed, and the pricing is pretty similar to last year's Galaxy S8 and S8+. To make it more palatable, however, Best Buy will be running a $100 discount on pre-orders of the S9 and S9+, but with one major caveat: it doesn't apply to unlocked phones, which also happen to be the cheapest.

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The Galaxy S9 combines face and iris unlock into something that still isn't as good as Face ID

The Galaxy S9 combines face and iris unlock into something that still isn't as good as Face ID

The Galaxy Note7 introduced Samsung's iris scan technology back in 2016, and it's been on every Samsung flagship since. On the Galaxy S8, Samsung also added face unlock, but it wasn't authorized for secure actions like mobile payments. The issue on the S8 and Note8, though, was that you had to pick one unlock method or the other: insecure face unlock (meaning you had to use fingerprint for mobile payments) or secure iris unlock (which is unarguably harder to use).

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are no different in terms of offering iris and face unlock options, but they are making a change that might encourage more people to use these features - by combining them into a single unlock method.

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