Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India today at an event in New Delhi. The phones were originally showcased at MWC 2018 and after ruling the show in Barcelona, the devices are all set to rule the Indian market. They have been launched at a starting price of Rs 57,900. What we need is a quick recap of specifications and features of both the phones. Let’s look into them once again.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: specs, features, prices and availability
The smaller of the two phones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 carries a 5.8-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960p. The phone carries the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio display as its predecessor, the Galaxy S8. However, the bottom bezel of the device has been narrowed down a bit and the phone looks quite decent. The Indian and European variants of the Galaxy S9 runs on Exynos 9810 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. The native storage on the phone is 64/128/256GB and they can be expanded by up to 400GB.
Another important addition to this device is the AKG-tuned dual stereo speakers with Dolby ATMOS support. The optics on the phone include a 12MP rear camera sensor with a variable aperture of f/2.4 and f/1.5. The camera app can also auto-capture slow mo videos, and create GIFS. Samsung has also included a feature where its AR creates an emoji which looks like you, that is, the Galaxy’s feature of Animoji.
The selfie snapper of the phone is 8MP with Auto-Focus and Auto-HDR. The camera can record videos with dimensions of 1440p@30fps. The device also has an IP68 certificate, which means that they can be submerged under 1.5m of water for over thirty minutes. The battery capacity of the phone is 3000mAh. The Galaxy S9 comes in three colour variants – Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Coral Blue. The smallest variant of the phone will cost you Rs 57,900.
The Galaxy S9+ sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960p. The device carries an18.5:9 aspect ratio display. The phone is typically bigger than the Galaxy S9 but other than that, there is not much difference on the front panel of the two. The Galaxy S9+ derives its power from the Exynos 9810 octa-core processor for the European and Indian variants. The Chinese and American variants will run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor.
The RAM on the phone is 6GB coupled with 64/128/256GB of ROM. The phone carries the same AKG-tuned dual stereo speakers with Dolby ATMOS support. The optics on the phone include an upgraded dual rear camera setup with 12MP + 12MP sensors with OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, and LED flash. The lenses also have a variable aperture. The rear camera on the phone can record videos with dimensions 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, and dual-video recording.
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The selfie snapper on the Galaxy S9+ is 8MP with autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, and Auto HDR. The phone also has an IP68 certificate and its battery capacity is 3500mAh with a support for wireless Fast Charging. The Galaxy S9+ will be offered in Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Coral Blue variants. The 64GB variant has been launched at a price of Rs 64,900.
The phones will be available from and are Flipkart exclusives. You can avail a PayTm Mall cashback of Rs 6,000 and a cashback of the same amount on using HDFC cards while buying the Galaxy S9. You can also avail some amazing offers if you’re a Vodafone, Airtel or Jio user. Which one is your pick? Let us know in the comments section below.