Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will launch in India on March 6, which is tomorrow. Samsung is hosting the event in Delhi at 11:30 am IST. The Galaxy S9 launch takes place in India just over a week after the phones were first unveiled in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Samsung usually introduces the flagship Galaxy S series in India a month after the global launch, but this time around the strategy is different and the phone will make their India debut along with the global launch.
Samsung India online store is already accepting pre-bookings for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ for a token amount of Rs 2000. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are to go on sale on March 16 globally, and the company will likely follow a similar date for the Indian market. Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 series comes with offer improved camera experience to take on Apple’s iPhone X and Google Pixel 2. Recently DxOMark, which is known for testing and rating smartphone cameras, has placed Samsung Galaxy S9+ as the best camera ahead of both its rivals.With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9, the price will be closely watched. In the US, the smaller Samsung Galaxy S9 is priced at $720, which is nearly Rs 47,000, while the Plus variant starts at $840 or nearly Rs 54,000. The Galaxy S9 will likely cost more in India with a price of Rs 50,000 plus for the base 64GB variant, while the Galaxy S9+ will likely cost Rs 60,000 plus for the 64GB variant. Samsung Galaxy S9 series has launched in three storage variants this time: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB versions. Samsung will likely bring only the 64GB and 256GB variants to the Indian market.This time around there is also a new Lilac Purple colour variant from Samsung for both the phones.