The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are two powerful smartphones with a lot of neat features. You’ll love the huge Infinity display, fast wireless charging, and expandable storage, but that isn’t all this phone has to offer. Here, we’ll be going over 10 cool things the Galaxy S9 can do in an effort to help new owners get the most out of their phone.
While these phones look very similar to their predecessors, they’re completely different. In fact, there’s actually a lot that’s new when you compare it to the Galaxy S8. From the new variable aperture camera that has physical moving parts to the new Intelligent facial scanning technology.
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Galaxy S9 owners will totally want to take advantage of the neat features we’ve detailed below. Some are pretty easy to find or you know about them already. However, there is a slew of other cool features you probably don’t know about. Which is why we’ll detail all of them for you. Then, once the Android P release arrives we’ll update this list with any exciting new features.
When Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 they revealed some of the best features up on stage. Talking about the impressive new Dual Aperture camera, the Bixby virtual assistant, or AI and emojis. They can only explain so much up on stage though, or in commercials, and most people don’t know about some of the most exciting features.
Of course, we all know it has a fingerprint scanner. Or like other Samsung devices, there’s a heart rate sensor on the back for fitness. And unlike the iPhone, you’ll get a 3.5mm headphone jack. Most owners know all of these things. Instead, we’re focusing on those hidden gems. Features that will make this the best phone you’ve ever had.
These include unlocking the phone using your face, creating a GIF from any video, or charging without wires. Not to mention creating life-like 3D emojis of yourself, recording 1,000 FPS slow-motion videos, or streaming audio to multiple devices at a time. Even streaming two different audio files to two different speakers.
In closing, the Galaxy S9 has tons of other exciting things you’ll want to know about. In an effort to help owners understand everything the Galaxy S9 and S9+ has to offer, we’ve gathered a list of some of those hidden features you’ll love. Without further delay, these are 10 cool things you probably didn’t know the Galaxy S9 can do.
Unlock the Galaxy S9 With Your Eyes and Face
One of the coolest things about the Galaxy S9 is that you can quickly unlock it, even if you’re wearing gloves or if your hands are wet. That’s because it features technology that can scan your Face or irises to unlock your phone. We saw this with the Galaxy Note 8, but the Galaxy S9 scans both so it's faster and more accurate.
The fingerprint scanner is on the back and it's hard to reach for some users. If so, use the cool new Intelligent scan feature. The Iris scanner works well, even through glasses. It is similar to Apple’s Face ID technology found on the iPhone X.
You can unlock your Galaxy S9 with a fingerprint, PIN, password, pattern, swipes or full facial scan, but the Iris scan is the best and most secure option. In fact, if you use Samsung Pay the only choices are a fingerprint or Iris scan.