Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ India launch: Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung recently released the much-awaited premium Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. The company is currently gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in India on March 6.

The Korea-based smartphone giant has reportedly mailed media invites. Even though the phone is being launched on March 6, you will have to wait until March 16 to purchase the handset. However, you can pre-order the Galaxy S9 series from the official website by paying Rs. 2000. We expect pre-orders to kickstart on Flipkart after the official launch event.

Based on the features and specifications, we expect Samsung Galaxy S9 to cost more than the current counterpart. According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will cost Rs. 62500 for the 64GB model and Rs. 71000 for the 256GB variant. Meanwhile, the 64GB model of the Galaxy S9+ will cost Rs. 70000 and Rs. 79000 for the 256GB model.

While Samsung Galaxy S9 is equipped with a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ sAMOLED Infinity Display, the Galaxy S9+ will ship with a 6.2-inch QuadHD+ sAMOLED display. Under he hood, the smartphone is integrated with 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/256GB expandable (up to 400GB) internal storage capacities.

The Galaxy S9 bears a 12MP super speed dual pixel camera sensor with support for OIS. On the front, you will find an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The Galaxy S9+ features dual 12MP sensors with support for OIS and f/2.4 aperture. The front camera bears an 8MP sensor with support for autofocus. The Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ occupies a 3500mAh battery. It is possible to unlock the handset easily using advanced face recognition technology, which is capable of unlocking even in extreme low-light conditions.

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In addition to Samsung Galaxy S9 series, the company will also launch the Samsung DeX using which you can establish connectivity with a large monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The AR Emoji also enables you to create emojis by analyzing a 2D image of the user. The 3D model can be created that will catch expressions like winks and nods.

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