New Delhi : Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India. The Samsung Galaxy S9 for the 64GB will be available for Rs 57,900 while the 256GB variant will be priced at Rs 64900. The Galaxy S9+ will start at Rs 65,900 while the 256GB storage variant will retail for Rs 72,900.
Samsung has also partnered with various operators in the country to offer various tariff plans for users. Let's take a quick look:
Reliance Jio -
With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, users on Jio can get an offer of 1TB of 4G data with unlimited voice and SMSes for one year worth Rs 15,000 at Rs 4,999. Additionally, users are entitled to complimentary Jio Prime Membership as a part of this offer as well.
The company has partnered with Reliance Jio to bring LTE Carrier Aggregation where spectrum across different bands merge into one single pipe, giving users higher bandwidth, faster streaming and quicker downloads. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are said to be capable of streaming data at approximately 250 mbps, which is 2.5 times faster than the average smartphone connected to the same network.
Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ users, who are new or existing customers of Vodafone, will get free subscription to Netflix for a year on Vodafone Red plans starting at Rs 999 till April 30, 2018. Also, prepaid users who recharge with Rs 199 get unlimited voice and 1.4GB/day and an additional 10GB free data every month for their next 10 recharges.
The company has partnered with Bharti Airtel to bring LTE Carrier Aggregation where spectrum across different bands merge into one single pipe, giving users higher bandwidth, faster streaming and quicker downloads. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are said to be capable of streaming data at approximately 250 mbps, which is 2.5 times faster than the average smartphone connected to the same network.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users can avail a 'Double Data' offer on Airtel's Infinity Postpaid plans. With Infinity 499, users get 80GB of data, unlimited calling, and a one year Amazon Prime membership worth Rs 999. With Infinity 799, users get 120GB of data, unlimited calling, a one year Amazon Prime membership and one free child connection. Both plans also offer free subscription to Airtel TV and Wynk Music. A special Prepaid Pack for Rs 199 with 1.4GB data/day and unlimited calling for 28 days is also being offered.
Specifications, Features and more -
Both the flagship product, S9 and S9+ would have the Infinity Display like the 2017 Samsung's smartphones. They sport dual lens with 12-megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. S9 and Galaxy S9+ would have improved features for Samsung's smart assistant Bixby, the company said.
Both the smartphones would have speakers that give a surround sound-like experience. The devices would come with wireless charging and a headphone jack. Samsung also launched a feature called AR Emoji, which allows a user to take a selfie and turn it into their custom emoji. Samsung has also combined with Disney so that users can use Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and The Incredibles as AR Emojis.
Samsung's AR Emoji feature would directly be competing with Apple's iPhone X feature called Animoji. Talking about specifications, Samsung's S9 runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. S9 has 4GB of RAM and S9+ has a 6GB of RAM. S9 comes with 64GB of storage and support for microSD cards. Both the devices are dust and water resistant.
One of the striking highlight of the S9 is its new camera system, which comes as a single lens on the S9 and a dual camera on the S9+. The devices also have a Super Slow Motion feature, which moves from 260 frames per second to 960 frames per second.
The S9 has a dual aperture camera. And, the F1.5 wide aperture for dark photos is the widest aperture in a smartphone. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ work with the same Gear VR that launched alongside the Note 8, as well as Google's Daydream View headset. The brightness has also been boosted. Both phones will have stereo speakers.