6. Bixby Live Translation
Bixby’s live translation feature is awesome, but it’s not really anything new. In a nutshell, you can point your camera at a sign or any printed text in one language, and the Galaxy S9 will translate it in real-time and overlay the translated text on whatever you’re looking at.
This is something that has been around for years, and there are plenty of apps out there that can do it. But what makes live translation extra awesome on the Galaxy S9 is the fact that it’s built right into the main camera app so you don’t have to go hunting around for it when the need arises.
7. Iris Unlock
Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ don’t have sophisticated 3D face scanners like the iPhone X. As a result, the Galaxy S9’s facial recognition feature still isn’t secure enough to use for things like mobile payments. That’s why Samsung has two other biometric authentication features on the Galaxy S9 that are far more secure.
The first is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. This, of course, is nothing new. The second is built-in iris scanning technology though, which could be the most secure biometric authentication method currently available on a smartphone. According to Samsung, there’s only a 1 in 10 million chance of someone other than the user unlocking the phone with an iris scan. If accurate, Samsung’s iris scanning tech is 10 times more secure than Apple’s Face ID.