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Samsung’s 'star' lands as the S9 and S9+ arrive in NZ

Samsung New Zealand introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that aim to reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world. 

Made for the way we increasingly communicate and express ourselves with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ come equipped with Samsung’s most advanced camera yet. 

It has been redesigned with a dual aperture lens that powers a low light camera, super slow-mo video capabilities and personalised AR Emoji.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also aim to deliver an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG, immersive audio with Dolby Atmos and a refined edge-to-edge infinity display.

Samsung president DJ Koh says, “The way we use our smartphones has changed as communication and self-expression have evolved. 

“With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the smartphone camera.”

“Not only do the Galaxy S9 and S9+ enable consumers to shoot great photos and videos, it’s a smartphone that’s designed to help them connect to others and express themselves in a way that’s unique and personal to them.”

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also support Dolby Atmos, giving the effect of 360-degree sound. 

The audio experience is complemented by the infinity display. 

First introduced on the Galaxy S8 the AMOLED infinity display blends right into the phone with virtually no distracting notches. 

With adaptive contrast enhancement, users can supposedly use their device even in direct sunlight.

On top of the new features, these phones also come equipped with all the standard bells and whistles consumers have come to expect from high-end smartphones. 

These include IP68 water resistance, fingerprint scanner and expandable memory. 

Samsung NZ head of mobile product Todd Selwyn says, “Our latest flagship mobile phones layer our Galaxy heritage features that Kiwis love with a game-changing new camera and powerful performance enhancements.

“We’re excited to be able to bring to the New Zealand market the most advanced camera technology ever seen on a Samsung smartphone, which rivals professional DSLR camera technology.”

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ start today.

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