Samsung launches Galaxy S series, Galaxy S9 starting at Rs 57,900, Galaxy S9 Plus starting at Rs 64,900, to go on sale from March 16

06 March 2018, 02:35 PM
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launched in India (Source: Twitter)
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launched in India (Source: Twitter)

Electronics and technology giant Samsung launched its new flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, in the Indian market on Tuesday.

Both the smartphones, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, were launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 on February 26 in Barcelona, the pre-orders for which started some two weeks ago starting at a token amount of Rs 2000. Now, the company has launched both of these flagship smartphones for its customers in the Indian diaspora.

The company set up live streaming of the launch event on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, apart from the official website of Samsung India in both English and Hindi languages.

The launch event started at 12:30 pm in Delhi.

The price of both the smartphones are expected to be Rs 47,000 for the Galaxy S9 and Rs 54,000 for the Galaxy S9 Plus. The US market price of the Galaxy S9 is USD 720, while the Galaxy S9 Plus is priced at USD 840 in the US market.

The Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display screen, Exynos 9810 octa-core processor and 4 GB RAM on board, along with a 400 GB expandable memory. On the camera front, the phone comes with a 12-mp rear camera and an 8-mp front camera and runs on Android 8.0 with TouchWiz User Interface (UI).

The Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, with 6 GB RAM and Exynos 9810 octa-core processor. The phone packs a battery of 3500 mAH. On the camera front, the rear dual front camera packs 12-mp + 12-mp lens, while the front camera packs 8-mp lens.

Here are the highlights:

# 02:17 PM: The 256GB variant of Galaxy S9 Plus will be sold exclusively at Reliance Digital stores, Samsung exclusive stores and on Samsung Shop

# 02: 16 PM: The phones will be available from March 16

# 02:15 PM: Prices revealed!

# 02:13 PM: Both the phones will come in three vibrant colours, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue

# 02:02 PM: Iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition embedded in both S9 and S9 Plus

# 01:58 PM: Both the smartphones come equipped with Samsung KNOX, a dedefense-grade security platform which gives the users peace of mind

# 01:43 PM: Revolutionary Infinity Display gives an immersive viewing experience like no other

# 01:42 PM: The Stereo speakers tuned by AKG deliver rich and vibrant surround sound

# 01:41 PM: With Live Translation in camera, users can translate foreign languages and currency in real time by just pointing the camera at the text

# 01:36 PM: Users can share real-life emojis in videos as well as with a range of stickers

# 01:34 PM: Samsung offers the new AR Emoji technology in both the flagships

# 01:33 PM: Users can easily create, edit and share GIF files with a simple tap in three playful styles of looping

# 01:30 PM: The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus offer Slow-mo and Automatic Motion Detection!

# 01:20 PM: Samsung Galaxy S9 starting at Rs 57,900, Galaxy S9 starting at Rs 64,900, and will go on sale from March 16

# 01:15 PM:  The Galaxy S9 camera is built to let users express themselves in a unique way

# 01:13 PM: An enhanced entertainment experience for the users!

# 01:12 PM: The redefined camera of the Galaxy S9 is sure to capture the heart!

# 01:08 PM: Samsung has partnered with top operator networks. Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone will give exciting offers on the Galaxy S9

# 01:07 PM: Consumers get a cashback of up to Rs 6,000 by paying through PayTm or HDFC Credit or Debit cards

# 01:06 PM: Samsung India gives reward points for its customers, which can be redeemed on various products of Samsung as well as other needs

# 01:03 PM: The new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are designed to reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world

# 12:56 PM: Ace photographer and filmmaker Atul Kasbekar joins the launch!

# 12:52 PM: Mr. Asim Warsi, Senior VP, Samsung India, tells about the all new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

# 12:50 PM: Mr. H.C. Hong unveils the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

# 12:46 PM: “We want ‘Internet of Things’ to reach every Indian home with our technology and innovation.”- Mr. H.C. Hong

# 12:45 PM: “Dreams become bigger when people and Samsung come together.” - Mr. H.C. Hong

# 12:43 PM: Mr. H.C. Hong, President, and CEO takes the stage to tell about the company

# 12:35 PM: The India launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is on!

# 12:26 PM: The stage is set for Samsung's grand event

# 10:30 AM: Samsung India has a special contest for its viewers!

First Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:21 AM
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