Samsung Launches Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India Starting at Rs. 57,900
The well-known company in the technology field, Samsung launched its new flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, in the Indian market. The Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy S9 Plus are priced at INR 57,900 and INR 64,900 respectively for 64GB variants. The 256GB variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be available to consumers in India at Rs. 65,900 and Rs. 72,900 respectively.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus with 64GB variant will be available in India starting March 16, 2018. These smartphones will be available at selected retail stores, Samsung Shop and online exclusively on Samsung official online store, and Flipkart. The 256GB variant of Galaxy S9 Plus will be sold exclusively at Reliance Digital stores, Samsung exclusive stores and on Samsung Shop.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus were officially announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona on February 25. The pre-booking of these smartphones in India started on February 26 at a token amount of Rs 2000. Now, the company launched these flagship smartphones for its Indian customers. Both smartphones also carry ‘Make for India’ features to delight the Indian consumers.
The main feature of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is the Dual Aperture camera that automatically adjusts during different lighting conditions. The F1.5 aperture capable of shooting when the phone detects low-light conditions and F2.4 aperture lens shoots when there’s ample light. The other interesting feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ camera is its super slow-mo camera which is capable of recording 960 fps.
Another interesting feature of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus camera is ‘Live Translation’. Users can translate foreign languages and all currency in real time by just pointing the camera at the text.
Samsung also introduced AR Emoji with a few key changes. The AR emoji feature uses a data-based machine learning algorithm. This algorithm analyzes a 2D image of the user & maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that imitates expressions, like winks and nods, for true personalization. This feature lets you create emojis that look, sound and act just like its user. Samsung users can share their real-life emotions, not only in form of video but also with a range of stickers. It uses a standard GIF file format so that users can share their emojis across most third-party messaging platforms.
The Samsung has partnered with Reliance Jio and Airtel for better communication, faster streaming, and quicker downloads. This made smartphones fastest on 4G networks in India. With Carrier Aggregation, smartphones can stream data at approx. 250 Mbps which make them 2.5 times faster than other mobiles.
The Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display screen, Exynos 9810 octa-core processor and 4 GB RAM on board, along with a 400 GB expandable memory. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 with TouchWiz User Interface (UI). It measures 147.7×68.7×8.5mm and weighs 163 grams. The phone comes with a 12-mp rear camera and an 8-mp front camera. The phone packs a battery of 3000mAh.
The Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, with 6 GB RAM and Exynos 9810 octa-core processor. It measures 158.1×73.8×8.5mm and weighs 189 grams. The rear dual camera packs with 12-MP + 12-MP lens, while the front camera has 8-MP lens. The phone packs a battery of 3500 mAH.
Both smartphones support three different biometric authentication options; iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition. Users can choose the way they want to protect their device and applications. They also equipped with Samsung KNOX, defense-grade security platform by Samsung.
The Super Slow-motion feature is unbeatable. It offers automatic Motion Detection that detects movement in the frame and automatically begins to record in Slow-mo. After capturing the Super Slow-mo video, users can select background music from 35 different options or add one of their favorite tunes from their playlist. The Super Slow-mo also lets the users easily create, edit and share GIF files with a simple tap in three playful styles of looping – Reverse Loop, Forward Loop and Swing.
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus give an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful speakers that are tuned by AKG and refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display. The smartphones are available in India in three distinctive color; Midnight Black, Coral Blue and a new hue, Lilac Purple.
Samsung is offering some interesting deals on these new flagships:
- Consumers get a cashback of up to Rs 6,000 by paying through PayTm or HDFC Credit or Debit cards.
- Under the Samsung Upgrade program, loyal Samsung Galaxy users will be eligible to get additional INR 6,000 bonus over the regular exchange price when they upgrade to Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus
- These Buyers of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ can avail a ‘Double Data’ offer on Airtel’s popular Infinity Postpaid plans. With Infinity 499, users get 80 GB of data, unlimited calling, and a one year Amazon Prime membership worth INR 999.