The much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus have been launched in India. The release was announced at Samsung’s news event that was held in New Delhi today. The devices will start shipping from March 16th, and you can now pre-book the device starting today either from Flipkart or from select retail outlets across the country. Samsung has also collaborated with Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone to bring attractive launch offers for Indian customers.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus: Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus were officially unveiled on February 25 at the Galaxy unpacked 2018 event that was held in Barcelona, Spain, just ahead of MWC 2018. At today’s Samsung event, it was revealed that the 64GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be sold for Rs. 57,900, while the 256GB model will cost Rs. 65,900. on the other hand, we have the 64GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus which will be available for Rs. 64,900 and the 256GB variant will be priced at Rs. 72,900.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus: Launch Offers
Samsung India’s senior vice president Asim Warsi also revealed a slew of exciting offers for customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus after its launch. Buying these devices from retails outlets will enable customers to avail a cash-back of Rs. 6,000 on Paytm Mall. Customers simply need to scan a QR code at the outlets using the Paytm Mall app to get the balance credited to their accounts. Customers who purchase these devices using HDFC bank credit or debit card will also be eligible to obtain a cash-back of Rs. 6,000. Samsung also announced an exchange offer for those who may want to turn in their older Samsung Galaxy devices and replace them with a latest Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus handset. The company will offer an exchange bonus of Rs. 6,000 in addition to the evaluated price of the older device that the customer wishes to return.
Samsung has also collaborated with major carriers including Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone to offer various offers for customers. Buyers have the option to get a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus by purchasing it from the Airtel online store at a downpayment of Rs. 9,900 and following up with Rs. 2,499 monthly payments for 24 months. Warsi explained that there would also be other benefits rolled into this offer including 2TB of 4G data. On the other hand, owners of Reliance Jio SIM cards can enjoy 1TB of 4G for 12 months with a one-time payment of just Rs. 4,999. Moreover, those who have a Vodafone postpaid subscription that is over Rs. 999 per month will receive 12 months of Netflix subscription at no additional cost.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus: Specs, Features
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Infinity Displays (dual-curved Super AMOLED screens) with QHD+ resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, minimum bezels, Always On Display mode, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and HDR10 content playback. The devices run Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0 with support for Project Treble to ensure faster OS updates. The phones are powered by the Exynos 9810 process along with Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. The Galaxy S9 will come with 4GB of ram while the Galaxy S9 Plus will have 6GB of RAM. The devices also offer storage expandability up to 400GB using a microSD card.
The Galaxy S9 features a 12MP rear-facing camera while the S9 Plus has a dual-camera setup with an additional 12MP camera. Both the devices house an 8MP shooter at the front. Both the 3000mAh battery on the Galaxy S9 and the 3500mAh battery on the Galaxy S9 Plus are compatible with Adaptive Fast Charge (Quick Charge 2.0 compliant) and fast wireless charging over Qi and PMA standards. The phone also features Samsung Pay for mobile and contact-less payments. The phones are also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
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