Earlier this year, Samsung launched its flagship smartphones — Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Now, the company has introduced two new variants of the phone, which comes in Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red color.
These new color variants come in addition to the Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple color options which are already available in the market. Thus, the number of color options offered by the South Korean giant currently stands at six.
While the Burgundy Red edition will be available in Korea and China starting this month, the Sunrise Gold model will start shipping in June in select markets like Australia, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. However, Samsung has said that the that these new models will be “coming soon” to additional markets.
The company says that the Sunrise Gold edition for Galaxy S9 and S9+ is Samsung’s first device to feature a satin gloss finish which wraps the smartphone in a tranquil glow and glimmer. Further, detailing the Burgundy Red edition, the company said that it is one of the deepest red colors available featuring restrained gloss for added density and a look that is contemporary and traditional.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, respectively, which supports QHD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. Both phones are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9810 octa-core processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC, depending on the region.
The Galaxy S9 packs 4GB RAM while the S9+ packs 6GB RAM. One of the highlights of the Galaxy S9-series is that it comes with improved camera experience to take on the likes of Apple’s iPhone X and Google Pixel 2. The Galaxy S9 features a 12-megapixel dual pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, and 960fps super slo-mo support.
The Galaxy S9+ comes with a 12-megapixel primary rear camera and 12-megapixel secondary camera along with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, LED Flash, and 960fps super slo-mo support. On the front, the devices feature 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with wide-angle lens and f/1.7 aperture.
The devices are running Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with TouchWiz custom interface on top. While the Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, the Galaxy S9+ is powered by a 3,500mAh battery. Apart from the fingerprint reader, both phones are also equipped with security features like improved KNOX and Intelligent Scan that combines Iris Scanner and face recognition.