Samsung India launch: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus launched in India starting at Rs 57,900

Also said to make an appearance is Samsung’s new DeX Pad which gives the S9 desktop computer like capabilities upon plugging the assembly to a monitor and a keyboard.

Update: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus launched at Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 respectively available in 64 GB and 256 GB storage variants. Sales to begin on 16 March 2018.

Samsung at an event held in Delhi is all geared up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung India

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung India

Announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018 last month, both models feature a design that is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+.

Design-wise, there are some minor changes, but these are on the back of the devices. The fingerprint reader now sits lower in the center, making it easy to access as compared to the reader on the Note 8 and the S8. The camera setup is now vertically laid out on the S9+ model instead of the horizontal dual camera layout on the Note 8.

Both smartphones incorporate Samsung’s dual-aperture camera that comes with flexibility of two mechanical aperture settings (f/1.5- f/2.4) to click brighter and clearer pictures depending on the lighting conditions. The camera sure is the focus here as S9 also packs in the ability to shoot super slow-motion video at 960 fps.

Pricing is going to be critical. From a recent leak, the devices are said to be priced between Rs 62,500 to Rs 79,000. But let’s just wait till the launch event is done till we can confirm that figure.

Also said to make an appearance is Samsung’s new DeX Pad which gives the S9 desktop computer like capabilities upon plugging the assembly to a monitor and a keyboard.

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  • 13:26 (IST)

    Samsung has also tied up with Airtel to allow postpaid users to grab the Galaxy S9 at just Rs 9,900 as the downpayment

  • 13:23 (IST)

    Current Samsung smartphone owners can also enjoy an exchange bonus of Rs 6,000 on purchasing the Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus

  • 13:20 (IST)

    HDFC Bank debit and credit card users can also land a Rs 6,000 cashback on buying the Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus 

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Samsung Galaxy S9 buyers can avail a cashback of Rs 6,000 on Paytm Mall 

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Smartphones will be available for purchase starting 16 March

  • 13:11 (IST)

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available in 64 GB and 256 GB storage options.

    S9 will be available in 57900 S9+ 64900

  • 13:09 (IST)

    Deals

    Enjoy a cashback of Rs 6000 at Paytm Mall. Simply scan the Paytm QR code.

    Also get a cashback of Rs 6,000 using HDFC credit or debit cards

    Rs 6,000 exchange bonus also available

    Airtel, Jio and Vodafone own a galaxy S9 at just Rs 9,900

    Vodafone users also get a one year Netflix subscription.

  • 13:06 (IST)

    Samsung has partnered with Reliance Jio for the fastest 4G LTE speeds

  • 13:06 (IST)

    Samsung introduces a new loyalty program called 'Samsung Rewards'

    Works with UPI wallets or credit and debit card transactions.

    Redeem rewards points on many products.

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Samsung has partnered with Reliance Jio and Airtel so you will get speeds of up to 250 Mbps only on the Galaxy S9.

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Samsung Knox makes the software experience secure while the Face Recognition function combines Iris scanning with face unlock for a more secure unlocking experience.

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus feature a stereo speaker setup which is tuned by AKG

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Samsung Galaxy S9 provides fast charging with both wired and wireless chargers.

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Both the display and AKG tuned speakers make for an immersive video experience.

  • 13:02 (IST)

    The Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus features a dual-aperture dual-lens camera setup

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Smart camera features onboard the Galaxy S9's camera.

    Bixby gives you a new 'Live Translate' features that lets you translate signboards products and more.

  • 12:59 (IST)

    Warsi showing off AREmojis on the Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus

  • 12:59 (IST)

    What's different with Samsung's AR Emoji

    18 personalised emojis

    Customisable

    Can be shared to any app or smartphone

  • 12:58 (IST)

    Next up AR Emojis!!!

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Atul Kasbekar shares his shots taken with the dual-aperture capable camera of the Galaxy S9 Plus

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Atul Kasbekar calls the Galaxy S9 a "liberating experience"

  • 12:56 (IST)

    Super Slow Motion is triggered by any motion in the frame.

  • 12:56 (IST)

    Use Multi-take to capture 20 such moments in one video.

    The Super Slow Motion video will only last for a few seconds otherwise.

  • 12:55 (IST)

    Warsi explains the dual-aperture system of the camera onboard the Galaxy S9.

    DRAM memory chip with up to 4X faster processing.

    Take incredible shots using the dual-aperture system with an f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture.

    Super slow-mo video recording at 960 fps

  • 12:52 (IST)

    Atul Kasbekar showcases pictures of the Taj Mahal, showing off the imaging capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S9's camera.

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Photographer Atul Kasbekar on stage with Asim Warsi

  • 12:50 (IST)

    Photographer Atul Kasbekar takes to the stage to explain the features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 camera.

  • 12:49 (IST)

    "We have reimagined the camera and built an amazing phone around it." says Warsi

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Senior VP of Samsung India Asim Warsi at the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus launch event

  • 12:47 (IST)

    Samsung Mobile India chief Asim Warsi takes to the stage to explain the features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Hong shows off the Galaxy S9 Plus to viewers

  • 12:45 (IST)

    H.C. Hong claims the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will enable Indians to reimagine the word 'smartphone'

  • 12:44 (IST)

    Presenting the next Galaxy, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+!!!

  • 12:43 (IST)

    "India is a digital economy going cashless, a booming 4G market"

  • 12:42 (IST)

    Samsung's H.C. Hong wants IoT to reach every Indian home

  • 12:42 (IST)

    "What we have today is more than just a phone" says Hong

  • 12:40 (IST)

    "The future of India is very exciting for Samsung, which is why we continue to invest here"

    Samsung has built the 4G LTE network with Reliance Jio, and also plans to double its Noida factory output.

  • 12:39 (IST)

    Samsung invested over 15 billion USD in R&D globally in 2017

    The fruits of those investments include Note 8, Galaxy S8, QLED TV and more

  • 12:37 (IST)

    "Samsung is India's number one smartphone brand six years in a row!" says Hong

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Aaaaand the event has finally begun! President and CEO Samsung South East Asia HC Hong takes to the stage.

  • 12:35 (IST)

    With all depending on the new cameras, lets hope the pricing is also competitive.

    Last we heard, the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will start from Rs 62,500 and Rs 70,000 respectively.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus pricing in India leaked via an alleged official document; expected to start from Rs 62,500 onwards

  • 12:30 (IST)

    Check out the new camera modes inside the Galaxy S9!

  • 12:29 (IST)

    Since the design is a bit old (not outdated) and looks like the Galaxy S8. But Samsung's focus this year is on the cameras.

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a 12 MP OIS AF dual-aperture camera while the S9+ features a 12 MP + 12 MP setup with dual OIS, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.

  • 12:18 (IST)

    Ankit Vengurlekar takes a shot at the new AR Emojis on the Samsung Galaxy S9

  • 12:16 (IST)

    We have a go with the Samsung Galaxy S9's super slow motion video recording at 960 fps

  • 12:06 (IST)

    Check out how the new Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus fares against other flagship in our comparison here

    With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco, it is only right to see how these devices stack against the competition.

    http://www.firstpost.com

  • 12:03 (IST)

    The Galaxy S9 and S9+ look almost identical to its predecessors

    The new Samsung Galaxy 9/9 Plus do not feature too many changes on the design front, with only a few minor changes on the back. The dual-camera module on the Galaxy S9 Plus is now vertical as compared to what we had seen on the Note 8. As for the finger scanner, it is now placed at the centre below the camera.  

  • 11:44 (IST)

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are available for pre-booking on Samsung's website. 

    The mysterious prices of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus for the Indian market will be made official by Samsung likely within the first week of March.

    http://www.firstpost.com

  • 11:37 (IST)

    For those who missed our coverage at MWC Barcelona, here's our first look at the new Samsung flagship

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is expected to launch in India on 6 March and begin sale sometime later in the month.

    http://www.firstpost.com

  • 11:28 (IST)

    Hey everyone! Welcome to today's Live Blog where we give you a minute by minute update from New Delhi of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch in India. 




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