Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the two new flagship smartphones, are now available in limited edition option as well. Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Red Bull Ring limited edition in partnership with Red Bull’s motorsport division and telecom operator Vodafone.
The announcement comes just days after Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo registered an emphatic win at Chinese Grand Prix last weekend after being on the verge of sitting out due to engine failure. The smartphone is named after the racetrack of Austrian Grand Prix, the home country of Red Bull. The limited edition model will go on sale starting today and will be available until April 27 (i.e. next Friday) through Vodafone in Netherlands.
The operator is offering the limited edition Galaxy S9+ for €126.69 down payment and a monthly charge of €55 for 6GB of data. The Galaxy S9 limited edition model, on the other hand, is available for €54.69 and €48 a month for 6GB of data. The plan also offers unlimited calling and texting option and has a lock-in period of two years.
The limited edition model comes in a customized box and includes an NFC chip that changes the theme to a Red Bull theme featuring pictures of F1 cars when you turn on the smartphone. These limited edition Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones also come preloaded with information for each race track and access to free clips from the Ziggo Sport Formula 1 Cafe and other exclusive race images.
Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Specifications
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the two newest flagship smartphones from the South Korean that serve as an iterative upgrade to last year’s Galaxy S8 smartphones. The smartphones feature metal and glass design and are powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges.
The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage while the Galaxy S9+ bumps the memory to 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Both the smartphone also get new improved rear camera setup. The primary camera on both the model is a 12-megapixel sensor with dual aperture that can be mechanically switched from wider f/1.5 to narrower f/2.4. The Galaxy S9 series is the first smartphone to support variable aperture. In addition, the Galaxy S9+ also features a secondary sensor at the back that acts as 2x optical zoom. The smartphones stick with the 8-megapixek selfie camera with autofocus.
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Both the smartphones support connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE. They run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box along with Samsung experience. The Galaxy S9 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery while the Galaxy S9+ gets a larger 3,500mAh battery.