Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy S9, more popularly known as ‘the Camera Reimagined’ smartphone was launched in India last month. However, in the previous iteration of the launch, Samsung only launched the 64GB and 256GB version of the S9 and the S9+. This time Samsung is all set to launch the S9 and S9+ in the 128GB variant in the country. The phones come in three standard but very attractive colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac purple. The latest version of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ which will have 128GB of internal storage will be priced at Rs 61,900 and Rs 68,900 respectively. Meanwhile, the S9 and S9+ in their standard 64GB variant cost Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 respectively. While the 256GB internal storage variants of the S9 and S9+ cost Rs 65,900 and Rs 72,900 respectively.
The 64GB being the standard variant and the probably the most popular one is available at select online and offline stores, online shops including Samsung Shop and Flipkart. Whereas, the 256GB version is going to be available on Reliance Digital Store, Samsung Exclusive Stores and Samsung Shops.
The Galaxy S9 and the S9+ walk on the same path as their predecessor flagship devices of last year which were the S8 and the S8+. The S9 and the S9+ continue with the same screen design and display sizes of 5.8inch for the S9 and a 6.2inch screen for the S9+. The screen is also exquisite in quality with Super AMOLED panels and a very high resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels.
With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ competing with a high-end smartphone, its essential that they come with performance intensive hardware, which Samsung has definitely not left out from their 2018 flagship phones. The S9 and S9+ both come with octa-core (with support for Gigabit LTE) Exynos 9810 processor. Speaking for the memory, the S9 comes with 4GB of RAM and the S9+ comes with 6GB of RAM. For the imaging, the S9 comes with a single primary sensor which is a 12-megapixel shooter and is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization. The impressive quality about the camera is the fact that it comes with a variable aperture which lets it shoot between f/2.4 and f/1.5, thus allowing the phone to click very nice low-light shots.
The Galaxy S9+ has a much similar setup but it also includes a secondary 12-megapixel sensor which allows the phone to have the depth-field effect and thus shoot pictures with bokeh. The fixed aperture secondary sensor which operates in f/2.4 will help user click images in the portrait mode. The Galaxy S9 has a 3000mAh battery while the S9+ offers a 3500mAh battery. Both the devices boot Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
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