Alongside refreshing its television lineup in India, Samsung also announced a new colour variant of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9+. Dubbed as the Sunrise Gold Edition, the new variant comes with 128GB of internal storage and Rs 68,900 price tag. Samsung is already selling three colour variants of the Galaxy S9+: Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple. This is the first colour variant introduced by Samsung since the launch of Galaxy S9+ in India back in March 2018. Samsung India confirmed that the new colour variant would be available across select retail stores from June 20, 2018, along with some additional cashback offers.
Samsung will also be selling this limited edition device on Flipkart and Samsung Shop. The pre-bookings for the device will kickstart today. Samsung also announced free one-time screen replacement for the new variant buyers and the price would be reduced by Rs 9,000 for users purchasing the smartphone using ICICI Bank credit cards or Paytm.
Rest of the specifications of the Galaxy S9+ are pretty much similar to the other colour variants. Unfortunately, Samsung did not launch the Sunrise Gold colour option of the Galaxy S9. The South Korean company even termed the Galaxy S9+ as its best-selling smartphone.
Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India said: “Our consumers are looking to express their style and personality through technology and colour plays a big part in that personalisation. The Sunrise Gold Edition of Galaxy S9+ extends the colour offerings of Galaxy S9+ with vibrant styles that embrace a modern and classic feel. In our endeavour to bring meaningful innovation for our consumers as part of our Make for India initiative, we are also delighted to introduce a one of its kind unified convergence solution between mobiles and television.”
Samsung also announced a TV Control Widget to the Smart Things application. This widget offers a unified convergence solution between mobiles and televisions. Once enabled through Smart Things app, when a user is in the vicinity of a television, the TV Control widget will automatically show up on their phone and allow two-way screen mirroring and sound mirroring.
The TV Control widget also comes with a ‘View Screen’ mode, which allows users to carry their television entertainment as they move across rooms by using the ‘TV to device’ option. Users can also enjoy mobile games on a big screen by mirroring their mobile screen on to their television using the ‘Device to TV’ option.