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Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Launch Offers, Specification

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones have been announced for the India market. The smartphones will go on sale from March 16, which is also the date for the global launch of the two flagships. Although they do not look too different from last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung says most of the improvements have been made inside. For those unaware, the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have faster processors, better cameras, AKG-tuned dual speakers for enhanced audio, and AR Emojis, among other features.


The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with some interesting cashback and data offers at the start, and Samsung has partnered with Airtel, HDFC Bank, Jio, etc for these. Here’s a look at the price and offers on the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Offer:
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launch offers include Rs. 6,000 cashback for HDFC debit and credit card users, as well as a Rs. 6,000 cashback in the Paytm Mall on purchases made online and offline. Samsung is also offering an additional Rs. 6,000 discount on exchange of an older Samsung smartphone.


Other Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launch offers include one from Airtel - you can buy the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ with a Rs. 9,900 down payment, and then pay Rs. 2,499 per month for 24 months, while getting 2TB of data in the period. Buyers can also avail a ‘Double Data’ offer on Airtel’s popular Infinity Postpaid plans. With Infinity 499, users get 80 GB of data, unlimited calling, and a one year Amazon Prime membership worth Rs. 999. With Infinity 799, users get 120GB of data, unlimited calling, a one year Amazon Prime membership and one free child connection. Both plans also offer free subscription to Airtel TV and Wynk Music.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ users on Jio get an exclusive offer of 1 Terabyte of high speed 4G data with unlimited voice & SMS for one year worth Rs. 15,000 at only Rs. 4,999. Additionally, users are entitled to complimentary Jio Prime Membership as a part of this offer. Users who are new or existing customers of Vodafone will get free subscription to Netflix for a year on Vodafone Red plans starting Rs. 999 till April 30, 2018. Also, prepaid users who recharge with Rs. 199 get unlimited voice and 1.4GB per day and an additional 10GB free data every month for their next 10 recharges.

Galaxy S9 and Samsung S9+ Specification:
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are powered by the Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC in India. You get the Android Oreo experience out-of-the-box and IP68 water + dust resistance as well. Connectivity options include Gigabit LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, and, yes, the 3.5mm headphone jack. Both phones have an identical 8-megapixel autofocus front camera f/1.7 sensor and come with a microSD slot with support for cards up to 400GB capacity.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display, 4GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery, and a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel autofocus f/1.5-f/2.4 sensor with OIS. It measures 147.7x68.7x8.5mm and weighs 163 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ packs a 6.2-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display, 6GB of RAM, a 3500mAh battery, a dual rear camera setup with dual OIS, specifically a wide-angle lens with Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel autofocus f/1.5-f/2.4 sensor and a telephoto lens with 12-megapixel autofocus f/2.4 sensor.


Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ offer the AR Emoji feature, which is the company's answer to Apple's Animoji with a few changes. AR Emoji are meant be virtual avatars, letting users turn themselves into a customised emoji. These emoji can be shared via the keyboard app to any app, and regardless of the recipients phone. Both smartphones also feature Bixby Vision in the camera app, offering live translation features, scene and building recognition, and a calorie counter.

The Galaxy S9 duo also feature dual speakers tuned by AKG Acoustics, as well as Dolby Atmos surround sound. Both the smartphones also offer slow-mo 960fps video recording. In the meanwhile, the dual aperture setup on the Galaxy S9+ offers some additions features, as the primary rear camera sensor is capable of shooting at f/2.4 when there's ample light, but can switch to f/1.5 when the phone detects low-light conditions.

Models Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9 Plus
Screen 5.8-inch QHD+ (2960x1440p) Curved super AMOLED Infinity Display with Gorilla Glass 5 shield 6.2-inch QHD+ (2960x1440p) Curved super AMOLED Infinity Display with Gorilla Glass 5 shield
Aspect ratio: 18.5:9 Aspect ratio: 18.5:9
Pixel density: 570ppi (pixels per inch) Pixel density: 529ppi
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Processor Model 1: 10nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core  (2.8GHz quad-core+ 1.7GHz quad-core) series (in the US, China, and select countries) Model 1: 10nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core  (2.8GHz quad-core+ 1.7GHz quad-core) series (in the US, China, and select countries)
Model 2: 10nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core (2.7GHz quad-core+ 1.7GHz quad-core) series (in India, Europe, and other markets) Model 2: 10nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core (2.7GHz quad-core+ 1.7GHz quad-core) series (in India, Europe, and other markets)
RAM 4GBLPDDR4x 6GBLPDDR4x
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS v2.1 (expandable up to 400GB) 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS v2.1 (expandable up to 400GB)
Camera Main: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP with AutoFocus, Dual Aperture (F1.5/F2.4), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), LED flash, laser auto focus, 4K video at  60fps (frames per second), slo-mo 720p(HD) at 480fps, and 1080p (full HD) at 240fps Main: 12MP(with Dual Aperture: F1.5/ F.2.4)+ 12MP (with F2.4 aperture), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), LED flash, laser auto focus,  4K video at  60fps (frames per second), slo-mo 720p(HD) at 960fps, and 1080p (full HD) at 240fps
Front: 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus Front: 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus
Battery 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
· Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0 · Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0
· Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA · Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Network Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18 Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
SIM card Single SIM: Nano SIM Single SIM: Nano SIM
Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM): Nano SIM + Nano SIM or MicroSD slot Dual SIM (Hybrid SIM): Nano SIM + Nano SIM or MicroSD slot
(depends on market and network carrier) (depends on market and network carrier)
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certification, improved face recognition system integrated with Iris scanner, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, NFC (Near Field Communication), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), AKG stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certification, improved face recognition system integrated with Iris scanner, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, NFC (Near Field Communication), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), AKG stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
Security Lock type: pattern, PIN, password Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition, Intelligent Scan: multimodal biometric authentication with iris scanning and face recognition Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition, Intelligent Scan: multimodal biometric authentication with iris scanning and face recognition
Audio support Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology, Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology, Audio playback format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
Video support MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Colors Coral Blue/Lilac Purple/Midnight Black/ Titanium Gray Coral Blue/Lilac Purple/Midnight Black/ Titanium Gray
Price 64GB: Rs 57,900 64GB: Rs 64,900
256GB: Rs 65,900 256GB: Rs 72,900


Price & Availability:
The Samsung Galaxy S9 price in India (MOP) starts at Rs. 57,900 for the 64GB model, and goes up to Rs. 65,900 for the 256GB variant. The Galaxy S9+ price in India starts at Rs. 64,900 for the 64GB model, and goes up to Rs. 72,900 for the 256GB variant. Samsung hasn't launched the 128GB variants of the smartphones in India. The phones will be available from March 16, in Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black. Pre-bookings are now open via retail outlets, the Samsung Shop, and Flipkart.

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