We are just a couple of days away from the official showcasing of the Galaxy S9, and there is hardly anything that has been left to the imagination. Design, specifications, and even the possible release date have been leaked. However, the least rumored bit is the pricing. We know that the Galaxy S9 duo will be priced a little steeper than their predecessors, but not much was talked about where the pricing could fall. Now, courtesy of serial tipster Evan Blass, the likely pricing of the two smartphones has been revealed.
As per a tweet by Blass, while the Galaxy S9’s pricing will start at 841 Euros (Rs 67,000 approximately), the Galaxy S9+ will be priced starting 997 Euros (Rs 80,000 approximately). Now, we are not sure how the prices will be dealt in India, but given the recent hike in the custom duty in India, the devices may just be priced a little over that too. And that re-affirms the long standing fear of the Galaxy S9 duo falling in the approximate ballpark of Apple’s iPhone X.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2018
Additionally, a report yesterday also claimed to have revealed the official release date of the two Samsung smartphones. The company will reportedly start taking pre-orders in various markets just a few days after the showcasing of the smartphones on February 25.
The phone is apparently scheduled to hit stores on March 16 in most markets. The devices are believed to become available for preorder in Samsung’s home market on February 28, which is a few days earlier than the previously rumored March 2 date.
As for a quick roundup of what is expected from the two smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be the first smartphones to go on sale with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset in the US, while other regions will get Samsung’s Exynos 9810 SoC. The smartphones will have same Infinity Display design like their predecessors, but the fingerprint sensor at the back has seemingly been moved below the camera module.
Reportedly, the Galaxy S9 will launch with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while Galaxy S9+ will offer 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Both the phones are also retaining the 8-megapixel selfie camera seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. Although, recently Roland Quandt shared evidence to Samsung also launching Galaxy S9+ in a 256GB variant.
The Galaxy S9 will feature single rear camera, while Galaxy S9+ will feature dual-camera setup at the rear. The dual rear camera setup on the Galaxy S9+ will use the same 12-megapixel sensor with variable aperture like Galaxy S9 but also include an additional 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 that will act as telephoto lens like the Galaxy Note 8.