Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Be Most Expensive Galaxy S Smartphones: Reports

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Be Most Expensive Galaxy S Smartphones: Reports

Highlights

  • The Galaxy S9 might have a starting price of KRW 9,50,000
  • Pre-orders of the two phones are expected to start in March
  • The Galaxy S9 might sport thinner bezels compared to the Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S9 series launch is getting closer by the day and new reports claim that these two might be the most expensive in the Galaxy S flagship range of smartphones. The price of the Galaxy S9 is expected to start at KRW 9,50,000 (roughly Rs. 56,600) compared to Galaxy S8's launch price of KRW 9,35,000 (roughly Rs. 55,700). There is no update on the pricing of the phones in international markets. The report also suggests that pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 will begin from March.

As we mentioned, a report by ETNews and a tweet by tipster Ricciolo suggest that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all set to become the most expensive Galaxy S flagship smartphones in history. The ETNews report claims that the smartphone distribution market is to be blamed for the increasing component prices. Recently, Apple launched its flagship phone - the iPhone X - at a starting price of $999 (roughly Rs. 63,500) plus taxes.

Speculation of a price hike comes just days after Samsung sent out press invites for the Galaxy Unpacked Event 2018 to be held on February 25. According to the invite, the Galaxy S9 duo is expected to sport upgraded camera technology. We can expect a variable aperture of f/1/5 - f/2.4 in the rear camera, alongside a 'Super Speed' and a 'Super Slow-mo' mode.

Evan Blass of VentureBeat recently outed the latest press renders of the upcoming smartphones. While the images suggest a similar display as the one seen on Galaxy S8 series, a PhoneArena report claims that the phone will feature thinner bezels than before. Additionally, an Intelligent Scan mode might combine face recognition and the iris scanner on the Galaxy S9.

Gadgets 360 will be at MWC 2018 keeping you up to date with all the news around Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

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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
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Processorocta-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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