Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ pricing leaked ahead of launch


With only two days remaining before the unveiling of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, the phones leaked in full over the past few days, including the design as well as hardware and software aspects, the only information that wasn’t known about the phones was their pricing and launch dates. Now, we are being treated with the pricing of the phoens as well. Prolific leakster @evleaks has now revealed the pricing of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+.

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: Price, India pre-order

The leaked price figures are only applicable for European markets. As per the leak, the Galaxy S9 will be priced at €841 (approximately, Rs. 67,399), whereas in the Galaxy S9+ will retail for €997 (approximately, Rs. 79,901).

Indian consumers will be able to pre-order these phones through Flipkart as soon as the phones get announced on February 25. This would be the first time when Indians can pre-order the phone on the same day as American, European, and Korean launches. The Indian pricing of the phones could linger around the same range due to GST and increased import duty on the phones that are sold in the country.

Both the phones seem overpriced to us, especially compared to the prices of their predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+: Features, Specs

Coming to the features of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ that we know so far, the designs of the phones will resemble the design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, respectively. The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will come with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Displays, respectively, both with 18:9 aspect ratios and minimal bezels. Powering both the phones will either be the Exynos 9810 or the Snapdragon 845 chipsets, depending on the market. The Galaxy S9 will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage, while the Galaxy S9+ will come packed with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage. The phones will also be resistant to dust and water resistance, thanks to IP68 certification.

The imaging of the Galaxy S9 will be handled by a single 12-megapixel rear-facing sensor, featuring dual-pixel autofocus, LED flash, and 4K 60fps video recording. The Galaxy S9+ will feature two 12-megapixel camera sensors at the rear with dual-aperture (ƒ/1.5 and ƒ/2.4), dual-pixel autofocus, LED flash, and 4K 60fps video recording. The secondary 2x optical zoom camera will help the phone capture images with background blur, something that has already been used in the Galaxy Note 8. At the front, an 8-megapixel sensor with autofocus, ƒ/1.9, and QHD video recording will take charge of selfies and video calls on both the phones. They will also come with a stereo loudspeaker setup for better audio.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will feature 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cast, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone port. The Galaxy S9 will come packed with a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ will come packed with a 3500mAh battery. Both phones will support Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging over Qi and PMA standards.

For more details about the official specifications and pricing stay tuned with us to know more as we will be reporting their availability and final pricing in India after the global launch.