Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ India Launch Date Confirmed By Media Invite

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ India Launch Date Confirmed By Media Invite

Highlights

  • The launch event will be held in New Delhi
  • Galaxy S9 will be priced starting at Rs. 57,900, Galaxy S9+ at Rs. 64,900
  • The 128GB variant of both phones is not expected to launch in India

Samsung on Sunday sent out invites to the media for the launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India. As we reported earlier, the Galaxy 9 and Galaxy S9+ India launch event will be held on March 6, in New Delhi, and will witness the unveiling of the company's next-gen flagship smartphones in the country. The invites are the same as the one released by Samsung for the Galaxy Unpacked event where the new Galaxy S9 series phones were unveiled for the first time, ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018, late last month.

Galaxy S9 price in India

While Samsung will make an official announcement related to the price of the two smartphones at the event, as reported earlier, Gadgets 360 has learnt the price of the Galaxy S9 will start at Rs. 57,900, while the bigger Galaxy S9+ will sport a starting price tag of Rs. 64,900. Only the 64GB and 256GB variants are expected to be sold in India. The 128GB might not make an appearance in the Indian market, as of now.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ specifications, features
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with a few key differences that are the reason behind the major price difference. The smaller of the two, Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display while the Galaxy S9+ has the same display with a larger, 6.2-inch diagonal length. The Galaxy S9+ comes with a dual camera setup on the back; the Galaxy S9 does not. The Galaxy S9 has a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ comes with a 3500mAh battery. And, lastly, the Galaxy S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM compared to the 4GB in the Galaxy S9.

The phones also have a ton of similarities. Both come with the same design, same 8-megapixel autofocus front camera with f/1.7 aperture, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card. The phones also have some new features such as AR Emoji, super slow-mo video recording at 960FPS, and a variable aperture of f/1.5 - f/2.4.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality and compact design
  • Stereo speakers
  • Good battery life
  • Snappy all-round performance
  • Very good rear camera
  • Vivid HDR display
  • Bad
  • Intelligent Scan feels clunky
  • Attracts fingerprints easily
Display5.80-inch
Processor1.7GHz octa-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution1440x2960 pixels
RAM4GB
OSAndroid 8.0
Storage64GB
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Battery Capacity3000mAh
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality
  • Stereo speakers
  • Good battery life
  • Snappy all-round performance
  • Very good rear cameras
  • Vivid HDR display
  • Bad
  • Intelligent Scan feels clunky
  • Attracts fingerprints easily
Display6.20-inch
Processor1.7GHz octa-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution1440x2960 pixels
RAM6GB
OSAndroid 8.0
Storage64GB
Rear Camera12-megapixel
Battery Capacity3500mAh
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