Recently released Samsung Galaxy S9 is the first smartphone that lets you change its aperture. This phone’s camera has caused a lot of interest, and it has knocked the Google Pixel 2 off the throne at DxO. In this video, JerryRigEverything tears down the Galaxy S9, so you can take a closer look at how its variable aperture works and what it looks like.
It seems that with every new smartphone release, DxO has to offer up a new standard. It’s not surprising, though, really. Mobile phone camera technology is advancing at a pretty ridiculous pace. So, it makes sense that with each new flagship phone release, things get better and better.
But it’s happening with alarming frequency. Less than 6 months ago, the iPhone 8 Plus achieved the highest DxOMark score ever of 94. Less than two weeks later, the Google Pixel 2 hammered it by 4 points bringing the top score to 98. And now, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has just pipped it to the post with a 99. DxO’s current highest mobile score ever. Until the next new phone announcement.
Samsung has officially released Galaxy S9, the first smartphone that lets you change the aperture on its camera. While it has several improvements over the previous generation of Samsung phones, it also comes with a couple of new and interesting features regarding the camera capabilities, such as the super-fast 960fps slow-motion.