Samsung Galaxy S9

The 5 Galaxy S9 must-have accessories on launch day

The 5 Galaxy S9 must-have accessories on launch day

It's Galaxy S9 and S9+ release day, but Samsung's newest Android smartphone shouldn't be the only thing you put in your pocket. No new gadget is complete without the essential accessories that make it easier to live with, and the Galaxy S9 is no different. Read on for our favorite picks in charging and protecting the S9 and S9+, as well as some other must-have accessories.

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Disney’s Mickey and Minnie AR Emojis arrive on Galaxy S9

Disney’s Mickey and Minnie AR Emojis arrive on Galaxy S9

Samsung promised us Disney AR Emojis for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and sure enough they're arriving here on launch day. One of the headline features on the Android smartphone, AR Emojis use the front-facing camera to track face and body movements and animate a virtual character on-screen.

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Galaxy S10 release will be 3D special, like iPhone X

Galaxy S10 release will be 3D special, like iPhone X

Samsung is almost certainly set to bring their 10th Galaxy S smartphone into this world with a bang. A report from South Korea suggests this week that they'll do something not unlike Apple's iPhone X, what with its replacement of the number 10 with the letter, and the 3D scanning abilities - though from a slightly different angle than Apple.

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Galaxy S9 update targets Samsung’s 2 big selling points

Galaxy S9 update targets Samsung’s 2 big selling points

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ may not have even arrived in stores yet, but the Android smartphones have already seen their first firmware update. The new software was released this week - it popped up on our Galaxy S9 review device today - and focuses on two of the headline areas of the smartphone, its camera and its biometric security.

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Samsung Care same-day repair fixes smashed S9 and more

Samsung Care same-day repair fixes smashed S9 and more

Cracked your Galaxy S9 display, or broken the headphone jack on your Galaxy Note 8? Samsung is aiming to make it easier and quicker to get a repair, inking a deal with uBreakiFix for same-day authorized service in hundreds of locations across the US.

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Galaxy S9 camera teardown reveals a miniature DSLR

Galaxy S9 camera teardown reveals a miniature DSLR

Samsung’s slogan for the Galaxy S9 is “Camera Reimagined” and it has so far proven that with the Galaxy S9+’s top DxOMark score. But benchmark scores come and go with each new phone launch. Samsung’s real achievement is hidden deep inside in the Galaxy S9’s variable aperture lens. It’s something that’s never been seen before in a smartphone, but fortunately for us, JerryRigEverything was willing to sacrifice his Galaxy S9 for science. And YouTube hits, of course.

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Galaxy S9 is as durable as ever, survives even screen burn

Galaxy S9 is as durable as ever, survives even screen burn

The Galaxy S9+ may have scored low on iFixit’s repairability index but there is an upside to that. You won’t have to open up the phone if you’re not going to replace or repair anything in the first place. And you might not have to if JerryRigEverything’s battery of durability tests are to be the standard. That’s because the Galaxy S9 proves, so far, to be one of the sturdiest phones in the market today, recovering even from the usually useless screen burn test.

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Galaxy S9+ teardown bares dual aperture secrets

Galaxy S9+ teardown bares dual aperture secrets

When Samsung boasted that the Galaxy S9 reimagined the camera, it wasn’t actually referring to a completely new image sensor, though that has been upgraded, too. DRAM on (or rather, under) the image sensor is something Sony already did last year. It was, in fact, the dual aperture feature that gave the early 2018 flagship its unique flavor. iFixit tears the Galaxy S9+ down to take a peek at those lenses. And, of course, to see just how easy, or how hard, it is to take the phone apart.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 now comes in a Microsoft flavor [Update]

Samsung Galaxy S9 now comes in a Microsoft flavor [Update]

Those who follow Samsung's flagship smartphones each year may remember last year's Galaxy S8 being customized and sold directly from Microsoft. It turns out this year's Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are getting the same treatment, as Microsoft has begun taking preorders online and will sell their version of the device at Microsoft Stores in the US. Just like last year, the Galaxy S9 experience that Microsoft will be offering is designed to put its apps and services front and center for users who prefer them.

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Galaxy S9 Alternatives: upcoming flagships

Galaxy S9 Alternatives: upcoming flagships

The reviews have finally come out and, as you might have expected (or not), the Galaxy S9 has pretty much set the pace of smartphones, especially Android ones, for the rest of the year. But, of course, that doesn’t mean it will be the premium Android phone of 2018. We’ve only just begun and there are lots more coming in the months to come. So before you settle your mind or wallet on the Galaxy S9 or S9+, take a quick peek at what is yet to come in the next month or two.

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Our Samsung Galaxy S9 potential buyer’s guide: Pros and Cons

Our Samsung Galaxy S9 potential buyer’s guide: Pros and Cons

Today is Samsung Galaxy S9 Review day across the tech blogosphere, and we're aiming to make it as simple or deeply involved as users wish for the process to be. As such, the following is a quick once-over of our pros and cons for the smartphone - and its closest brethren, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. This list should give you a basic idea of what it'll be like owning the newest in new Samsung smartphones on the market today.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

The Samsung Galaxy S9 forces us to question upgrades for their own sake. On the one hand, there's our desire as consumers to have the very latest tech gadget, even if we don't even use the phone we have now to its full extent. For manufacturers, there's the pressure to revolutionize each time, and throw out what worked before simply because it's associated with an "old" product. Into all that arrives the Galaxy S9, managing to be both new and familiar at the same time.

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