After launching its flagship smartphones — Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona last month, Samsung is now all set to launch both phones in the Indian market.
The company has sent out media invites for the launch event in New Delhi that is scheduled to take place on 6th March, i.e. tomorrow.
While the company usually launches its flagship device in India after one month of global launch, this time, the South Korean giant is introducing its flagship phones in India along with the global debut. The launch event will start at 11:30 AM IST and will be live-streamed on the company’s website (link).
Ahead of this official launch, Samsung India store had already opened pre-bookings for both — Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ right after the launch event. The devices were available for pre-booking for a price of Rs 2,000 (approximately $31). Globally, the devices will start shipping from 16th March, and we expect the company to follow the same dates in the Indian market.
As of now, the pricing of the devices in India is not yet known. The Galaxy S9 starts from $720 in the US, which roughly converts to Rs 47,000, while the Galaxy S9+ starts from $840, which is approximately Rs 54,000.
This latest Galaxy S9-series comes with improved camera experience to take on the likes of Apple’s iPhone X and Google Pixel 2. DxOMark, which tests and rates smartphone cameras, has placed Samsung Galaxy S9+ as the best camera ahead of both its rivals.
Coming to the specifications, the Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and packs 4GB RAM. It comes with a 12MP rear camera with dual variable aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4. The camera is capable of super-slow motion video at 960fps at 720p resolution. On the front, there’s an 8MP camera for taking selfies.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S9+ comes with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display and packs 6GB RAM. Unlike the Galaxy S9, this one features dual rear cameras consisting of 12MP + 12MP sensors with dual OIS. On the front, there’s an 8MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture.
In India, both devices will be powered by company’s own Exynos 9810 processor and will be running Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with TouchWiz custom interface on top. While the Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, the Galaxy S9+ is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.