Samsung has announced two new color options for its latest flagship smartphones – Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. The new Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red color options join the existing Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple options.
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus: Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red Editions Introduced
The Sunrise Gold finish features a satin gloss finish, which the company says creates a feeling of both vibrancy and calm. On the other hand, Burgundy Red is said to be one of the deepest red colors available, featuring restrained gloss for added density and a luxurious appearance. Samsung will begin shipping the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in Burgundy Red in Korea and China starting this month. The Sunrise Gold color will be available starting next month in Australia, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and a few other markets “soon”. While India doesn’t figure in the list of countries where the two new colors will be introduced, we do expect Samsung to launch the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in at least one of the two new colors sometime later this year.
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus: Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are available in three storage variants in India – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB variant is priced at Rs.57,900, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs.61,900. If you wish to get the 256GB variant of the Galaxy S9, you will need to shell out Rs.65,900.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus starts at Rs.64,900 for the 64GB variant, while the 128GB variant costs Rs.68,900. The 256GB variant of the smartphone, on the other hand, is priced at Rs.72,900 in India. Both the smartphones are currently available in three colors – Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and Midnight Black.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1440 x 2960 Quad HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the variant sold in India is powered by an Exynos 9810 octa-core 10nm processor clocked at up to 2.7 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. As we mentioned above, the Galaxy S9 is available in three storage variants – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. All the three storage variants include 4GB of RAM.
At the rear is a 12MP resolution primary camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and a dual-aperture f/1.5/ f/2.4 lens with optical image stabilization. The selfie camera on the Galaxy S9 is an 8MP AF unit with an f/1.7 aperture. While the rear camera can record up to 4K videos at 60fps, while the front-facing camera is capable of shooting 1440p videos at 30fps. Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy S9 offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. Some of the other key features of the smartphone include stereo speakers tuned by AKG, an iris scanner, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3000mAh battery with fast charging and Qi/PMA wireless charging support. The Galaxy S9 is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Specifications, Features
The Galaxy S9 Plus sports a bigger 6.2-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 Quad HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It runs on the same Exynos 9810 octa-core processor as the Galaxy S9 but includes 6GB of RAM. When it comes to storage, the Galaxy S9 Plus is available in the same three variants as the Galaxy S9 – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Both smartphones use a Hybrid Dual-SIM configuration, so memory expansion is certainly possible if you only use a single SIM card.
At the rear, Galaxy S9 Plus features a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup with Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom, and dual optical image stabilization. While the primary 12MP sensor is coupled with a dual-aperture f/1.5 / f/2.4 aperture lens, the secondary sensor is coupled with an f/2.4 telephone lens. Just like the standard Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus rear camera is capable of shooting 4K videos at up to 60fps resolution and 720p HD slow-motion videos at up to 960fps. The selfie camera on the front is also identical to the one on the Galaxy S9. The other key difference between the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is the bigger 3500mAh non-removable battery. Both the smartphones currently run on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the Samsung Experience UX layer on top.