Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ India launch today: Live Streaming, Expected Price And All You Need To Know
Samsung Is Launching Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 In India on 6 March. (Photo Credit: Samsung Website)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will officially be unveiled in India today at 12.30 pm. Here are the details on Samsung Galaxy S9 livestream timings, the expected price range in India for the two phones and other information you need to know if you are one of many who is eagerly awaiting the launch of the phone. Samsung India is having a livestreaming for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launch in India. Live streaming: https://news.samsung.com/in/galaxy-s9-and-s9-india-launch-on-tuesday-watch-the-livestream-here-at-1230-pm

The event is slated to start at 12.30 pm on March 6, that is today. Interested customers can watch the Samsung Galaxy S9 livestream at the following links: https://news.samsung.com/in/ or https://news.samsung.com/in/galaxy-s9-and-s9-india-launch-on-tuesday-watch-the-livestream-here-at-1230-pm

Knowing the importance of Indian market for the phone, hours after the launch, the Samsung India website had started accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Interestingly, Samsung had kept a coupon amount of Rs. 2000 for pre-booking the phone. The customers could pre-order the phone after signing in with their Samsung account (for existing Samsung users), or users not having a Samsung account could sign in by filling in their details such as E-mail Id and mobile numbers. After signing in with Samsung account, the customers had to proceed by choosing the model.

Tech Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 - It is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple colours. The internal storage of this version is 64 GB (All colours), 256 GB (Midnight Black only). Samsung Galaxy S9 dimension is 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm (163 g) with 5.8-inch, Quad HD+ sAMOLED display. Coming to the much-talked-about camera of Galaxy S9, it's Rear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12 MP, OIS (F1.5/F2.4) with Front as 8MP AF (F1.7). It has Octa-core, 10 nm process processor and all of this powered by 3,000 mAh battery. There is 64GB of internal memory which can be upgraded to a 400GB with a microSD card. The RAM size is 4GB.

Samsung Galaxy S9 sensors include Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Compass, Hall Sensor,HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Pressure sensor. The connectivity concerns 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 G+5 GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT+, USB Type C. Meanwhile, the security is beefed up with Iris scanner, Fingerprint Scanner and Face Detection.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ - The second version of Samsung Galaxy, S9+ also comes in a simillar set of colours - Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple with internal storage 64 GB (All colours), 256 GB (Midnight Black only) same as Galaxy S9. It is the dimension and display, which is different from its other variant. With 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm (189 g) dimension and 6.2-inch, Quad HD+ sAMOLED display, Samsung Galaxy 9+ is slightly bigger.

Again, the camera of Galaxy 9+ packs a better punch with rear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS (F1.5/F2.4) + 12 MP OIS (F2.4) and front: 8MP AF (F1.7). While the processor remains same at Octa-core, 10 nm process, it promises a better battery life at 3,500 mAh. The RAM size increases from S9’s 4 GB to Galaxy S9+ getting 6 GB. The Internal Memory is 64 GB/256 GB with an additional external memory to 400 GB with a microSD card. In terms of sensors, connectivity and security, Galaxy S9+ is same as that of S9.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Prices

Samsung which launched Galaxy S9 and S9 plus on February 25, 2018, will be available to buy from March 16 in USD 720 for former and USD 840 for the latter model for customers in the US. Pre-orders start on March 2. The high-end smartphone in the States will be sold by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, Xfinity mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, Sam's Club, Target, and Walmart. Samsung.com and the Shop Samsung app will have the S9 unlocked for USD 719.99, or USD 30 per month for two years. Galaxy S9 plus will cost USD 839.99 or USD 35 per month for two years. Samsung in its press release further added that starting March 2, 2018, consumers who pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ can save up to USD $350 with a qualifying trade-in.

Samsung has this time, with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ gone for a major upgrade by bringing massive changes in the camera and picture quality. The phone is expected to further increase the domination of Samsung smartphones in India.