Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been launched in India today at an event held in New Delhi. The latest flagship smartphones from Samsung come with stunning Infinity Displays and a reformed design, offering the best of smartphone technologies that Samsung currently has to offer. Samsung’s new flagship smartphones start at a price of Rs 57,900 and go up to Rs 72,900 – it’s worth pointing out that these prices are similar to the prices of the Galaxy S8 launched last year.
Samsung had launched the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ earlier last month at the Mobile World Congress 2018. Check out #GTUMWC2018 for our thorough coverage of the annual event. Earlier, Samsung had also made its latest flagships available for pre-order in India at a nominal sum of Rs 2000.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch curved Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The bigger Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with a 6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED display with the same resolution and aspect ratio. Both the phones feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Coming to performance, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 chipset, along with a Mali-G72 GPU. In terms of RAM, the Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM and the S9+ comes with 6GB RAM. Both the devices come with 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable via a microSD card.
Coming to the camera department, this is where Samsung is making the biggest differentiations. The Galaxy S9 continues to come with a single camera setup, but it comes with a 12MP camera with OIS, super slow motion recording, 4K support and dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4.
The Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, comes with a dual camera setup, with two 12MP sensors. The primary 12MP sensor comes with OIS and a dual aperture – f/1.5-f/2.4, in addition to a secondary 12MP telephoto lens with OIS and f/2.4 aperture. Samsung has used its famous Dual Pixel technology this as well, this time coupling it with “super speed”.
In addition to that, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ also come with support for 4K video recording and super slow-motion recording. On the front, the new Samsung flagships come with an 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture.
Personalized Emojis, thanks to the power of AR
Samsung has also brought AR Emojis, allowing users to customize emojis based on their personal characteristics. Other features include updates to Bixby and a new Intelligent Scan feature that combines iris scan and facial recognition. Samsung has also included new Stereo AKG speakers, with support for Dolby Atmos, along with the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
Coming to other features, both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with IP68 dust and water resistance, Quick Charge 2.0 as well as fast wireless charging that was seen on the Galaxy S8 as well. Samsung has also moved the fingerprint sensor to below the camera module, solving one of the biggest complaints users had with the Galaxy S8 last year.
Connectivity options on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, dual band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC. The Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S9+ is powered by a 3500mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S9 offers
Samsung has also announced several offers for the buyers of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India. Here are all the offers on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+:
Cashback offers on Galaxy S9
- Paytm Mall Cashback – Rs 6000
- HDFC debit and credit card Cashback – Rs 6000
- Exchange discount on older Samsung phones – Rs 6000
Other Galaxy S9 offers
In addition to cashback offers, Samsung has also partnered with Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone for the following offers on the Galaxy S9:
- Airtel EMI offer – Down payment of Rs 9900, and a monthly postpaid plan of Rs 2499 for 24 months, which gives a total of 2TB data and other benefits
- Reliance Jio – Rs 4999 annual plan that gives a total of 1TB data. In other terms, you get up to 2.83GB of high speed 4G data per day for a full year, with the plan costing Rs 416 on a monthly basis
- Vodafone – 1 year of Netflix subscription for free on select plans
- Additional no-cost EMI offers on Samsung Shop
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has been priced at Rs 57,900 for the 64GB version and Rs 65,900 for the 256GB version. The Galaxy S9+ has been priced at Rs 64,900 for the 64GB version and Rs 72,900 for the 256GB version.