Samsung Galaxy S9 has been officially launched, alongside the Galaxy S9+ at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The flagship phones offer improved camera experience and augmented reality (AI) features to take on Apple’s iPhone X. Now indianexpress.com has learned that Samsung will launch the two flagship smartphones in India in the first week of March. Sources have told us that the South Korean major is planning to hold an event on March 6 to make the debut of the Galaxy S9 lineup in India.
This isn’t surprising, given that fact that Samsung is already taking pre-orders for the new high-end smartphones in India. Those who are interested in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can pre-book the phones by paying Rs 2000 from the company’s own site. Samsung began taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 lineup in many parts of the world, including the US, post the launch of the devices on Sunday. The company will start selling the devices from March 16. Samsung Galaxy S9 starts at $720 (or approx Rs 46,500) in the US, while the Galaxy S9+ starts at a price of $840 (or approx Rs 54,000 approx). We can expect the Galaxy S9 lineup to cost a bit more in India.Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S9+ has a bigger 6.2-inch display. The phones don’t look too different from the Galaxy S8 lineup in the design language. The Galaxy S9 is the first smartphone announced with a Snapdragon 845 processor, while the international variant will get the Exynos 9810 chipset. Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB, while Galaxy S9+ features 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage capacities. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones are backed by 3000 mAh and 3500 mAh respectively. The new phones are powered by Android 8.0 Oreo with TouchWiz UI on top.