This past Sunday, Samsung introduced its latest flagship smartphones at a Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Unlike previous Samsung flagship smartphones, Samsung confirmed at the event that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will go on sale in India along with other major markets around the world on March 16th. Previously, Samsung flagship smartphones landed in India a few weeks after their global launch. Samsung India has now sent out press invites to the formal launch event for the two smartphones in the country, scheduled to be held on March 6th.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+: Price in India, Availability
While the official pricing will only be confirmed on March 6th, a recent leak suggests the 64GB variant of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be priced at Rs.62,500 and Rs.71,000, respectively. The 256GB variants, on the other hand, are said to be priced at Rs.70,000 and Rs.79,000. Color options for the Indian market include Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue. Pre-orders for both models are currently live in India on the Samsung India e-store. As mentioned above, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will go on sale in India starting March 16th.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+: Features and Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1440 x 2960 Quad HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Samsung Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, sports a larger 6.2-inch Infinity Display with the same resolution and aspect ratio. The variants that will be sold in India will be powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset with a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. In the memory department, Galaxy S9 includes 4GB of RAM while the Galaxy S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM. As we mentioned above, Samsung will be offering both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in two storage variants in India – 64GB and 256GB.
The one area where Samsung has put in the most effort with its latest flagship smartphones is imaging. The Galaxy S9 sports a single 12MP rear snapper with dual aperture (f/1.6 / f/2.4) lens and 960fps slow-motion video capture. Samsung Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, comes with a dual camera setup with two 12MP resolution sensors. The rear wide camera on the Galaxy S9+ has the same dual-aperture as the Galaxy S9 rear camera, while the secondary 12MP sensor is paired with an f/2.4 aperture lens. Similar to the Galaxy Note 9 dual-camera, the Galaxy S9+ also comes with OIS on both sensors and 2x optical zoom. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery inside the Galaxy S9 and a 3500mAh cell inside the Galaxy S9+.