Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ Price in India: Full Specifications, Launch Date, Features

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South Korean smartphone manufacturing tech giant Samsung has just unveiled their latest flagship smartphone in Galaxy S-lineup, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the MWC 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain. The smartphone models have amused the Android lovers and gadget aficionados with its top-tier hardware specifications and jaw-dropping features. The Samsung had introduced a lot of software-side features, many seem to be challenging the Apple’s recent tweaks on to their iPhone X.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a single-camera lens, smaller display on the board, whereas the latter has a dual lens capability on the rear along with the display panel. The rest of the hardware specifications and the features embedded resemble each other, in many aspects. As soon as the smartphone got unveiled in the Unpacking even, the Company CEO DJ Koh announced the Availablity of the smartphone across the globe. The pre-order for the flagship level smartphones have already begun in many countries including India.

Here are the complete hardware specifications, features, price and launch date for the smartphones in India.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

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Display

Screen size5.8-inch
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels Quad HD+
Ratio18.5:9
TypeCurved Super AMOLED

 

Design

Form factorTouchscreen
Measurements147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm
Weight163g
Water ResistantYes. IP68
MaterialGlass, Metal

 

Hardware

ChipsetOcta-Core 10nm Exynos 9910
RAM4GB
Storage64GB/128GB/256GB
microSD CardYes. up to 400GB

Software

Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo, TouchWiz
Personal AssistantBixby, Google Assistant

 

Design

Form factorTouchscreen
Rear Camera12MP
FeaturesOIS, Dual Pixel, Portrait Mode, Autofocus,
960 FPS Super Slow-Mo, AR Emoji
Aperturef/1.5 or f/2.4
Front Camera8MP, Autofocus

 

Connectivity

NetworkEnhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
BluetoothBluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps)
USBUSB 3.1 type-C
NFCYes
NFCYes
LocationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou

 

Sensors

Iris ScannerYes
Pressure sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
BarometerYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Gyro sensorYes
Geomagnetic sensorYes
Hall sensorYes
HR sensorYes
Temperature SensorNo
Proximity sensorYes
ANT+ (For Heartrate monitoring)Yes
RGB Light sensorYes

 

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications

Display

Screen size6.2-inch
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels Quad HD+
Ratio18.5:9
TypeCurved Super AMOLED

 

Design

Form factorTouchscreen
Measurements158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight189g
Water ResistantYes. IP68
MaterialGlass, Metal

 

Hardware

ChipsetOcta-Core 10nm Exynos 9910
RAM6GB
Storage64GB/128GB/256GB
microSD CardYes. up to 400GB

Software

Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo, TouchWiz
Personal AssistantBixby, Google Assistant

 

Design

Form factorTouchscreen
Rear Camera12MP + 12MP Telephoto
FeaturesDual OIS, Dual Pixel, Portrait Mode, Autofocus, Wide-Angle,
960 FPS Super Slow-Mo, AR Emoji
ApertureDual Aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4
Front Camera8MP, f/1.7 Autofocus

 

Connectivity

NetworkEnhanced 4X4 MIMO / CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
BluetoothBluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps)
USBUSB 3.1 type-C
NFCYes
NFCYes
LocationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou

 

Sensors

Iris ScannerYes
Pressure sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
BarometerYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Gyro sensorYes
Geomagnetic sensorYes
Hall sensorYes
HR sensorYes
Temperature SensorNo
Proximity sensorYes
ANT+ (For Heartrate monitoring)Yes
RGB Light sensorYes

 

Features

Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+ smartphones pack a lot of features, from security aspect to the fun level. The smartphones are featured with a quad-level security system, based on biometrics and passwords. Now, the smartphones can be secured with an iris scanner, smart facial recognition, fingerprint scanner and password/PIN/Patterns. The fingerprint scanner is located just below to the rear camera department.

Taking account of some earlier rumours, we have expected the smartphones to sport in-screen fingerprint scanners, which would have become more innovative and convenient concerning the design. But the Samsung dropped the plan due to security flaw and speed limitations.

Ever since the Samsung started teasing the next flagship Galaxy device for 2018, they quoted “Camera Redefined”, and it seems worth discussing. The Korean manufacturer had made another milestone in smartphone camera industry with its dual aperture lenses on smartphones for the first time. Unlike the older static lenses, the new camera lens on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are capable of adjusting the aperture width, in order to fit the light sensitivity of the IPU. When the smartphone camera is in normal conditions, the device will automatically set the aperture to f/1.5, and it will be increased to f/2.4 while shooting the super slow-mo videos at 960 Frames Per Second. In case you are unaware, higher the aperture, lesser the light sensitivity becomes. So when capturing 960 frames in a second, there is a chance for more light to enter the sensor and to result in over-exposed frames. On the other hand, the f/1.5 standard aperture lets more light to enter the lens, and smartphone will be capable of capturing amazing shots even in low-light conditions.

The dual-stereo speakers and boxed in-ear earphones provided along with the retail box are powered by AKG Acoustics, by Harman. The stereo Dolby Surround sound with the bezel-less infinity display can immerse users into the entertainment world.

Apart from the new improvements on the hardware side, the company has managed to unveil a new feature named AR Emoji. Of course, it is another rival for the Apple’s Animoji on Apple iPhone 8, X models. While comparing both, Samsung’s AR Emoji has gotten a bunch of many features which would let the Korean manufacturer surpass the Apple. While the Apple Animoji provides specifically predefined emojis, which can mimic your facial expressions, the Samsung introduced a “realistic” AR sticker feature, which would just turn your face directly into a 3D Augmented Reality Emoji, which can even generate 100+ facial expressions and are highly customizable.

Another feature includes the Artifical Intelligence powered Samsung Bixby Personal Assistant. The Bixby has been recognized as one of the best smartphone-centric AI-Assistant having the most power over smartphone controls. It is now capable of real-time language transliteration, machine learning and object recognition.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Price, Launch Date in India

You can now pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in India, o the official Samsung website. You can now pay Rs. 2,000 and ensure you get a seat to grab the device on the first day of the sale. The advance amount will be discounted while checking out the smartphone. The pricing of Samsung Galaxy S9 starts at USD 719.99 in the United States, while S9+ costs USD 839.99. The smartphones are expected to be listed at Rs. 56,999 and Rs. 64,999 for S9 and S9+ respectively in India.

Even though the company has started taking the pre-orders for the smartphone within the country from the very next day onwards it released, they have not yet announced any official release date for the smartphone in India. Hopefully, the devices will become official in Indian subcontinent within March 25.

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