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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specs and Features

After unveiling its latest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at an event in Barcelona, Samsung has now launched the devices in India. Today, at a launch event in New Delhi, India, Samsung made the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ official in India. Both the devices will hit the sales shelves on March 16 while the pre-ordering window has been open since last week.

The Galaxy S9 is priced at Rs. 57,900 for the 64GB storage variant and Rs. 65,900 for the 256GB storage variant. On the other hand, the Galaxy S9+ is priced at Rs. 64,900 and Rs. 72,900 for the 64GB/128GB storage variants, respectively. Samsung has not launched the 128GB storage variant in India. As for the colour options, all the variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be up for sale in Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black. Pre-ordering for both the devices can be done at retail outlets, Indian e-commerce website Flipkart, and Samsung Shop.

Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 screen while the Galaxy S8+ features 6.2-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display . Under the hood, both the smartphones are powered by Samsung Exynos 9810 chipset in India. The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM while the Galaxy S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM. Both the phones run Android Oreo out-of-the-box and boast IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ offers connectivity options such as Gigabit LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. On the imaging front, the Galaxy S9 sports 8MP autofocus selfie camera and SuperSpeed Dual Pixel 12MP autofocus sensor with OIS on the rear. Whereas, the Galaxy S9+ bears dual rear camera setup clubbed with dual OIS and SuperSpeed Dual Pixel 12MP autofocus sensor on the rear with 12MP secondary telephoto lens. The Galaxy S9 is backed by a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S9+ packs a 3500mAh battery.

Internal storage on both the devices can be further expanded up to 400GB via microSD card. Similar to the iPhone X’s Animoji, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with AR Emoji feature. AR Emoji enables virtual avatars and lets users turn their pictures or videos into a customised emoji. As expected, both the phones come integrated with Bixby Vision feature in the camera app that offers live translation service along with scene and building recognition and calorie counter.

Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ seem to be the best in Samsung’s Galaxy lineup until now. What’s your take on the new smartphones? Share your views with us about the Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy S9