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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ India launch on March 6: Pre-booking available on Airtel online store

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to launch in India next week.

tech Updated: Mar 02, 2018 15:44 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus mobile is shown during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus mobile is shown during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman(REUTERS)

Samsung on Wednesday confirmed it will be showcasing its latest flagship smartphones Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India on March 6. The two smartphones were globally unveiled on February 26 in Barcelona, Spain on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress.

The company invite for an event on March 6 features Samsung’s promotional “The Camera. Reimagined” caption along with a “9” in the backdrop – same image that was used to hype the new flagship smartphones which were globally announced on Sunday.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are already available for pre-booking on various platforms. While customers can book the phones on the company’s official website, Airtel has also announced accepting pre-booking for the phones.

Airtel users can register for the devices on the company’s official website and also through “MyAirtel” app. Registered users will get an invitation to purchase the device after its official launch. Airtel will keep registrations open for the Galaxy S9 duo till March 4.

At the moment, the company hasn’t disclosed the pricing of the two smartphones. According to media reports, the base variant of Samsung Galaxy S9 will be priced around Rs 62,500 whereas the top end model with 256GB will come for Rs 71,000. Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB variant is rumoured to be priced around Rs 70,000 whereas 256GB variant will cost Rs 79,000.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ succeed Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and come with a few major improvements, especially in the camera department. For instance, the latest flagship smartphones come with an ultra slow motion mode for videos capturing 960 frames per second. This also includes dual-aperture for improved photography in low-light conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9: Specifications

The two phones come with a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display with QHD+ resolution. While Samsung Galaxy S9 features a single 12-megapixel sensor on the back, Galaxy S9+ now sports a dual-camera setup consisting of 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors.

The smartphones are powered by a 10nm 64-bit octa-core processor. Samsung Galaxy S9 has comes with 4GB of RAM whereas Galaxy S9+ offers 6GB of RAM. The smartphones are available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants. On the software front, both smartphones run on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: How Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 compares to the iPhone X

First Published: Feb 28, 2018 13:05 IST