Samsung on Sunday sent out invites to the media for the launch of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India. As we reported earlier, the launch event will be held in New Delhi on Tuesday, March 6, and will witness the unveiling of the company’s next-gen flagship smartphones in the Indian market. The invites are the same as the one released by Samsung for the Galaxy Unpacked event where the phones were unveiled for the first time, ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018, late last month.
While Samsung will make an official announcement related to the price of the two smartphones at the event, as reported earlier, Gadgets 360 has learnt the price of the Galaxy S9 will start at Rs. 57,900, while the bigger Galaxy S9 will sport a starting price tag of Rs. 64,900. Only the 64GB and 256GB variants are expected to be sold in India. The 128GB might not make an appearance in the Indian market, as of now.
Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications, features
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come with a few key differences that are the reason behind the major price difference. The smaller of the two, Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display while the Galaxy S9+ has the same display with a larger, 6.2-inch diagonal length. The Galaxy S9+ comes with a dual camera setup on the back; the Galaxy S9 does not. The Galaxy S9 has a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S9+ comes with a 3500mAh battery. And, lastly, the Galaxy S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM compared to the 4GB in the Galaxy S9.
The phones also have a ton of similarities. Both come with the same design, same 8-megapixel autofocus front camera with f/1.7 aperture, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card. The phones also have some new features such as AR Emoji, super slow-mo video recording at 960FPS, and a variable aperture of f/1.5 – f/2.4.