Samsung Presents Exclusive AR Emoji Football Edition to Celebrate Global Football Matches

Jun 14. 2018

Galaxy S9+ Adds Brand-New Gold Color for Shimmery Summer


Hong Kong – June 14, 2018 – In response to the upcoming worldwide football fever, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. has added exclusive AR Emoji Football Edition to Galaxy S9 and S9+, celebrating the global matches with all football lovers and helping them show support to their favorite teams. In addition, Samsung today announced the launch of gold color for its flagship Galaxy S9+ – the warm color tone is especially designed for a shimmery summer.


Exclusive AR Emoji Football Edition

AR Emoji of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are popular among users. On top of the well-loved Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Samsung added 6 members of “The Incredibles” to AR Emoji last month, enabling users to text with the lively emojis according to their preferences. 

As the international football matches kick off, Samsung is celebrating the global event with all football lovers by introducing the exclusive AR Emoji Football Edition. Users can interact with families and friends with the vivid GIFs while enjoying the matches, sharing the instant excitement and joy, and supporting their favored teams. 

Users of Galaxy S9 and S9+ only need to visit Galaxy Apps Store to download the exclusive mobile app for AR Emoji Football Edition for free. It’s easy to use – users can take selfies with the mobile app, then add the football-themed face paintings and select from 7 different designs to create many different kinds of AR Emojis, expressing their excitement for the football matches. Users can share the AR Emoji via instant messaging software to share their joy with more friends.


Warm Color Tone – Galaxy S9+ Now Available in Gold

Samsung is adding a new gold color for its flagship Galaxy S9+, which offers a better mix-and-match option for outfits in the hot summer. Unlike the ordinary gold color, the brand new color gives an edgy yet understated look. The revolutionary camera of the Galaxy S9+ fuels new imagination for users. The camera is just as sensitive as the human eye – the brand-new Dual Aperture lens enables the camera to take pictures under super low light environment; its Super Slow-mo video recording captures 960 frames per second, enabling users to capture moments that occur in the blink of an eye. Tuned by AKG, the stereo speakers supported by Dolby Atmos®, deliver the most premium audio quality. The new flagship smartphones retain a key staple in Samsung’s design heritage – a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display [1] exponentially upgrades users’ entertainment experience.

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Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy S9+ gold color will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail price:



Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy S9+ (Dual SIM 128GB)


Jun 15


Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Dual SIM: 128GB) Specifications:

Special Features

Refined design:

•             6.2” Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display (2960 x 1440, 529ppi)**

•             Cinematic view 18.5:9 infinity display

•             Most immersive infinity display with 84.2% screen-to-body ratio

Best Performance Camera

1) Super Slow-mo:

•             960fps super slow-mo allows you to enjoy moments you missed

•             Auto movement detection for easy capture

•             GIF file generation with different modes (swing, reverse, loop)

•             Slow-mo video could be set as lock screen video wallpaper

2) Super Low Light

•             Dual aperture (F2.4/ F1.5) for best picture in any environment

•             F1.5 lens to ensure crisp and clear picture in dim light

•             Noise reduction technology combining 12 images into one clear picture

3) Expressive AR

•             AR Emoji creates personalized avatar and animated emojis

•             Fun emojis could be shared in major SNS (WhatsApp, iMessenger, WeChat, LINE, SMS, etc.)

Powerful Media experience

•             Stereo speakers tuned by AKG and support DOLBY ATMOS™

Bixby your personal assistant

•             Bixby Translate: Real-time translation of captured text (via Google translate)

•             Bixby Text: Capture text in image and conveniently edit text

•             Bixby Shopping: Capture image and find look alike items (via Taobao)

•             Other: Bixby Voice (English/Mandarin), Wine, Image, QR code, Place

Advanced Security System:

•             Support Iris Scanner ###

•             Support Samsung Pay##

Worry Free design:

•             Expandable Memory: microSDä (up to 400GB)

•             Dust & Water Resistance: IP68 (1.5M water for 30 mins)^

•             Support 4G & 3G in Hong Kong & China (6 mode)++

•             Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^^

•             Reversible USB Type-C

Wired & wireless fast charging:

•             3,500 mAh long lasting battery*

•             Wired fast charging▲▲

•             Wireless fast charging▲▲

Operating Platform***

Android 8.0


4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(850), B28(700), B66(AWS-3)

4G TDD-LTE: B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900



158.1 (L) x 73.8 (W) x 8.5 (D) mm




6.2" (158.1mm, full rectangle) Quad HD+ Curved Super AMOLED


Octa-core (2.8GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)

10nm processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845


Storage: 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB


Support microSDä (up to 400GB)


Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Coral Blue




Rear Dual Camera:

•             Rear camera 1: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.5/F2.4)

•             Rear camera 2: 12MP OIS (F2.4)

•             Support Live focus feature

Front Camera:

•             8MP AF F1.7

•             Selfie focus mode

Video Recording and Playback

•             UHD (4K): 3840 x 2160 pixel (60fps)

•             Recording mode: Slow motion, Hyperlapse

Music Player

•             Stereo speakers tuned by AKG

•             Ultra High Quality Audio: ~192KHz, 32 bit (FLAC, WAV)

•             SoundAliveTM Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)

Audio / Video Play Format

•             Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

•             Audio Play Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, DSF, APE

Internet Tool

•             GoogleTM (Chrome, Gmail, Google, Maps, Play Movies & TV, Drive, YouTubeTM, Photos, Voice Search, Duo)

•             Exchange Active SyncTM (Email, Contacts, Calendar)

•             Samsung Galaxy Apps


Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Dust & Water

Resistance [IP68]^

•             IP6X: Dust resistant

•             IPX8: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes


Data Transfer^^

•             LTE Cat 18:1.2Gbps/ 150 Mbps

•             DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS


•             IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM

•             Wi-Fi Direct


v5.0 LE up to 2Mbps (A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP)

Data Connectivity

USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

•             NFC

•             GPS (Support A-GPS), GLONASS, Beidou, GalileoΔ

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.2” in the full rectangle
* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.
▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.
***Please visit for latest Operating Platform
^  Please visit for the Dust and Water Resistance lP68 level :
^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.
++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA and WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services.
Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.
+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.
Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc
User can use the
# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.
### Iris Scanner might not work properly due to environment factors
##The use of Samsung Pay in each place is subject to the laws and regulations of the service territory and any other rules determined by the relevant merchant, payment processor, payment network, regulator, and government authority. You should check the service availability for your region before use of Samsung Pay. 

For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698. 

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

[1] Infinity Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen.

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