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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched in Ghana

The latest addition to the Galaxy series, the S9 and S9+ was officially unveiled in Ghana with an experience launch at the food court at the Accra Mall.
Following the Global launch weeks ago, the S9 and S9+ which was greatly anticipated was finally unveiled during the two day event in Accra.
The two day event was marked with performances by stonebwoy, kelvinboy, kula and many others.




Features of the Samsung S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is powered by the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS Quad-core 2.7 GHz Kryo and Quad-core 1.7 GHz Kryo CPU based on SD845 Chip with Adreno 560 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and 12MP back and 8MP front Selfie Camera, Pack in 3000 mAh Non-Removable Battery

The Samsung S9 features 5.8 inches 4K display touchscreen with Amoled technology LCD. The device has a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels with 570 PPI pixels density. This device is shattered, dust and waterproof IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.

It comes with a 12 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, 4K videos, optical stabilization, dual-video recorder Camera and make a batter Videos, images in low light with Led flash. The device makes videos calling and shearing with 8MP front-facing camera.

It has support for a high-speed EDGE and GPRS, GPS, Bluetooth version of 5.0, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), C type with the host, NFC Wi-Fi, Dual-Band with Hotspot GSM All version, 3G and 4G Networking.

Features of the Samsung S9 plus

Just like the S9, the Samsung S9+ is also powered by Android 8.0(Oreo) but with a bigger size of 6.2inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (570ppi) with a Rear Dual Camera of 12MP with Dual OIS / Wide-angle SuperSpeed. The front camera spots an 8MP.

With a memory size of 64GB plus Micro SD Slot up to 400 GB and RAM of 6GB one is assured some super fluid use of the gadget.

The battery size is also amped up on the S9+ with a 3500 mAh slightly higher than the S9 and with Biometric lock type using the iris scanner, fingerprint scanner and face recognition.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with a Virtual Reality Gear with Controller.
The S9 starting price would begin at  GHS 3,499 while the S9+ will start selling at GHS 3,999 in Ghana.


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Charcoal toothpastes ‘don’t whiten teeth’

Charcoal-based toothpastes, which claim to whiten teeth, are a “marketing gimmick” which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British Dental Journal.

The charcoal products, which are increasingly popular, often contain no fluoride to help protect the teeth.

And there is no scientific evidence to back up the claims they make, the authors say.

Excessive brushing with them can do more harm than good, they add.

They advise people to go to their dentist for advice on bleaching, or whitening, their teeth.

And they say it is better to stick to using a regular fluoride-based toothpaste.

Charcoal was first used for oral hygiene purposes in ancient Greece, as a way of removing stains from teeth and disguising unpleasant odours from diseased gums.

Celebrity effect

Dr Joseph Greenwall-Cohen, co-author of the study from the University of Manchester Dental School, said “more and more shops are selling charcoal-based toothpastes and powders”, including Superdrug, Boots and Tesco, after celebrities had started talking about using them.

But he said the claims they made had been found to be unproven by a 2017 US review of 50 products.

Some said they were “anti-bacterial” or “anti-fungal”, that they helped with “tooth whitening” and would “reduce tooth decay”.

The review said people were brushing regularly with the charcoal-based products in the hope that they would offer “a low cost, quick-fix, tooth-whitening option”.

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