Samsung says 1.6 million people visited Galaxy S9 promotion studios in 5 days

Samsung says 1.6 million people visited Galaxy S9 promotion studios in 5 days
Samsung refuses to accept its new flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ may not sell better than the previous models and announced its promotion centers in South Korea were visited by more than 1.6 million people in just five days.

Obviously, the reason these people came to Samsung's promotion studios is to test out the new Galaxy S9/S9+. As a matter fact, visitors were offered the chance to create their own emojis, one of the main features that Samsung marketed since the Galaxy S9's announcement.

Samsung has Galaxy Studios across Barcelona, Spain, where consumers can come and take the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ for a spin. The South Korean company has already kicked off pre-orders for its flagship smartphones, which will be released on March 16 in major markets and gradually expand to other regions.



Industry watchers claim Galaxy S9 pre-orders in South Korea fall short of Samsung' expectations, but we'll probably have access to a more accurate assessment in the coming months.

source: Yonhap News

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
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39 Comments

1. kabiluddin

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I know company will use any data available to them to convince people to buy their products and other stuff. But still this stunt seems kinda desperate move from Samsung.

31. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Like I said before. I will never listen to anything that come out of the company's mouth wether it's Apple or Samsung. Better off let the consumers speak themself. Samsung did really shoot themself in the foot this year by trying to be like the boring company for not changing the design. Beautiful phone but who wanna buy something that already look the same as last year. Camera got better in low light but over all I like the Pixel2 camera better imo. Well Note 9 better be different Sammy boy. LG, Sony, Nokia hurry bring something out will ya. It's your chance.

32. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 602; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's ridiculous. It is neither economical nor smart for a company to drastically change the design of their product every year. No company with a good brand identity does that. Get real.

2. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Had a hands-on of the S9 & S9+ models yesterday. First impression is that it just looks like an S8/S8+ if not for the huge product material display with the S9/S9+ name on it. Not many changes to the interface compared to an S8. But one thing I noticed was how lightweight the phone is, to the point that it feels like cheap plastic instead of glass and metal. It just doesn't feel like a premium phone despite the price tag. The camera feels promising, but comparatively its only slightly better than the already-great cameras from S8/S8+ and my Note 8. The Slow-mo effect can also be easily overlooked. Price-wise, its at least $200 more expensive than the S8/S8+. At this point I don't think there's much for anyone with an S8/S8+ to hop on the S9 bandwagon. All I can say is, wait for the Note 9 instead.

4. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Yea, comparing photos on phone display is th best way to do it, you got a point, its a slight upgrade.

6. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 602; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Lightweight? The phones are heavier than their predecessors which weren't lightweight to begin with. I have to disagree with you on that one.

20. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

S9 is a little wider and thicker than the S8, maybe that's why extra weight got distributed uniformly and he felt it lighter

21. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 602; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

No. It's less than a credit card wider & two hundredths of an inch thicker. Those are negligible increases. Don't feed into the ignorance.

24. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

If you look relatively, S9 is 6.25% thicker than the S8. And try to be nice, no one owes you nothing.

26. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 602; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

And I would call negligible considering the overall size. Also, I like how you conveniently left out the fact that it's less than 1% wider. Besides, I was being nice & while your double negative betrays you, I already realize no one owes me anything. I don't see what that has to do with anything though.

27. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

"Don't feed into the ignorance." This is the nicest sentence ever written, yeah for sure. I am allowed to put my perspective, ain't I? You're the one who took it negatively.

28. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 602; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I never said it was "the nicest sentence ever written". I said I was being nice which, from my perspective, I was. You're allowed to say whatever you want. That should be obvious. This is the internet. Welcome.

7. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How does the glass and metal on it feel like cheap plastic when it's the same type of GG5 and metal frame used on all smartphones, INCLUDING the S8 that you just said they felt the same while holding. What you didn't know is that the S9 is even heavier than the S8. You lost all the credibility in your comment by this sentence alone. Then comes the camera, reviewers have had the phone for a week now and a small number of them did a brief camera reviews because it's still running on pre-production software, yet you were able to give us a conclusion about the camera after trying a store demo unit?

12. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He needs to do some homework before he speaks. Lighter than the s8, thats funny because it is heavier, lol.

14. nodes

Posts: 1141; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

pre-production and retail unit won't differ by huge margins. heck i doubt it will be any different. at this point, flagship cameras are all great, some have cons and pros on their own, no camera is "the best" on all aspects.

16. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

S6 Edge is about same size of my phone. Both are glass sandwich. My phone is way heavier than s6 edge. S6e feels so light , even more than a J1

19. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Where at? I haven't been to my local Best Buy yet. Being a Note user, as far as S models go, I just look at what's new on that & look forward to what will be bigger & better on the Note that comes out in the fall. Interesting that you say it feels lighter than its predecessor.

38. htainlintha

Posts: 73; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Now I am thinking why people are foolishly thinking that S9 and S9+ buyers are only S8,S8+ and Note 8 buyers? ironic right? lol

39. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"...one thing I noticed was how lightweight the phone is, to the point that it feels like cheap plastic instead of glass and metal." Not sure what kind of demo you had but at Best Buy the S9+ felt heavier than the S8+ & both the S8 & S9 feel light to me. Not cheap, just light.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1681; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yeah, they visited, then they realized that the S9 is grossly overpriced and brings nothing new worthy of the new price. Then they left.

8. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It ironic that this is coming from a die hard Sony fanboy who always screamed don't fix what isn't broken lol

9. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

@Cat97, Time to stop spreading BS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeTvWuPJLYE

25. iushnt

Posts: 3042; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Awesome video

17. Boast_Rider

Posts: 514; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

It costs the exact same as the S8. If it costs more in your country, blame your government for increasing customs duty/your currency depreciating in value.

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Love Samsung S9 focused on quality and experience of years Galaxy studio in burj khalifa i was therehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?t=47s&v=nr0rJMuLXoI

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I tested an s9+ at a mall yesterday. It was ok, but really felt boring. The camera was spectacular, they even had dummy objects that move fast for you to test the slow motion camera. The phone is really solid but I just wasn't impressed overall. If you're wanting to find a wow factor in a phone,this isn't it and the price tag is ridiculous.

15. sissy246

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

To a point I agree, it's not a huge update for people with a s8/s8+. A lot of upgrades will be come from people with phones older then the s8 and s8+, so for them it will be a big update.

11. Chaise unregistered

Emoji stuff on Samsung is a bit questionable. Works with Apple since they have majority of children playing on social media, but don't know about Samsung.

13. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

I just tried the S9 inside the Samsung store in my city. In my experience, AR Emoji is far away from what the iPhone X can do. Super slo mo, while a great commodity, is low on res and that automatic motion feature will disable you to shoot another set of 960 frames for around 5 seconds. The interface is still the same with little to no differences with the S8 and the variable aperture camera is kinda hard to test in mall conditions and I usually don't trust the exhibit boxes the reps place on thw table to do "slo mo" and test the "lowlight" capabilities, there is a possibility that everything in thoae kinds of boxea are staged...

22. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The only thing don’t like about S9/S9 plus armoji other than both phones are better than S8 and S8 plus especially Samsung made it more wider and easy to hold unlike tall S8 plus.

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