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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to launch in India on Tuesday: What you need to know

Pre-bookings for Samsung's latest flagship devices have already kicked off in India.

  • Published: March 5, 2018 3:37 PM IST
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The much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 last month — are set to be launched in India on March 6. Pre-bookings for the Samsung flagship devices began in the country on February 26.

Pre-booking for the 64GB variant of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — available in black, blue and purple colours — was done for an advance payment of Rs 2,000. The 256GB variant of both the devices will be available only in black.

In the US, Galaxy S9 is priced at $720 (about Rs 47,000) and S9+ at $840 (nearly Rs 54,000). Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will go on sale globally on March 16. Although prices are yet to be announced, Galaxy S9 may cost around $720 and S9+ nearly $840.

In terms of specifications, Galaxy S9 and S9+ are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The S9 houses 4GB RAM whereas the S9+ has 6GB RAM. The S9 comes with 3,000mAh battery while the S9+ houses 3,500mAh battery.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ cameras have a “Super Speed Dual Pixel” sensor with dedicated processing power and memory to take high-quality pictures. Samsung’s “Dual Aperture” (F1.5 / F2.4) — the world’s first such feature in any smartphone — automatically lets in more light when it’s dark and less light when it’s too bright, taking photos that are crisp and clear.

The “Super Slow-mo” video captures 960 frames per second. The “Slow-mo” videos can also be turned into GIFs. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offer automatic “Motion Detection”, a feature that detects movement in the frame and automatically begins to record — all users have to do is set up the shot. The devices now support expandable memory of up to 400GB with a Micro-SD Card.

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  • Published Date: March 5, 2018 3:37 PM IST