Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ unveiled in India

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have officially gotten launched in India, just over a week after the pair made its international debut at the MWC 2018. The phones are set to go up for sale on March 16 and are currently open to pre-orders on Flipkart, Samsung’s e-store, and offline retailers.

Surprisingly, Samsung has chosen to stick to the same price tags as its previous flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. As a result, the 64GB Galaxy S9 costs Rs 57900 and the 256GB one sets buyers back by Rs 65900. The 64GB Galaxy S9+ goes for Rs 64900 and the 256GB one for Rs 72900.

Samsung hasn’t launched the 128GB version of the smartphones in India. Even the Titanium Gray variant hasn’t been released, so consumers will have to choose between Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue.

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji

Launch offers include a Double Data offer from Airtel on its Infinity Rs 499 and Rs 799 postpaid plans, a special Rs 4999 annual plan from Reliance Jio offering 1TB of data, and a free Netflix subscription for people who opt for one of Vodafone’s Rs 999 and above RED plans. There’s also a Rs 6000 cashback in store for Paytm and HDFC customers.

Common specs of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+:

– Display: 5.8-inch/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0
– CPU: Exynos 9810
– Storage: 64GB/256GB, expandable up to 400GB
– RAM: 4GB (S9), 6GB (S9+)
– Battery: 3000mAh (S9), 3500mAh (S9+)
– Camera: 12MP/8MP (S9), 12MP + 12MP/8MP (S9+)
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C

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Samsung itself is throwing in an extra Rs 6000 to the exchange deal if the handset being traded is a specific Samsung model. Once again, you can pre-order the Galaxy S9 (Flipkart/Samsung) and Galaxy S9+ (Flipkart/Samsung) now.