The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all set to arrive on Indian shores on March 6 at a launch event Samsung is hosting to usher in its flagship phones into the country. No cost or availability details have been disclosed yet, but there are plenty of rumors about.
91mobiles claims to have gotten its hands on an official document which states that the Galaxy S9’s MRP has been fixed at Rs 62500 for its 64GB model and Rs 71000 for its 256GB one. The Galaxy S9+ will apparently go for Rs 70000 for its 64GB version and Rs 79000 for its 256GB one.
The site notes that the actual MOP of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ might be lower when it gets released in India. Based on these rates, the pair will be more expensive than the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ by Rs 4600 and Rs 5100, respectively.
It seems the 128GB Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ won’t be coming to India, bad news for anyone hoping to get their hands on the middle-of-the-road option. Perhaps Samsung is looking to rival the 64GB/256GB options of the iPhone X with this strategy. The South Korean brand’s flagships appear to be significantly cheaper than its Apple rival.
Common specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+:
– OS: Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.0
– Display: 5.8-inch/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB, expandable up to 400GB
– RAM: 4GB (S9), 6GB (S9+)
– CPU: Exynos 9810
– 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
Airtel recently opened up registrations for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on its website. Subscribers will have to enter their phone number to sign up and pledge to switch to a postpaid plan if they’re not on one already. They’ll get an invite on March 6 to order either device. Samsung has started pre-booking on its website as well, and Flipkart is due to begin pre-orders on March 6.