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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ start at ₹57,900

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Electronics major Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its flagship smartphones — Galaxy S9 and S9+ — in India priced ₹57,900 onwards.

The Korean giant had introduced the latest generation of its premium Galaxy S range a couple of days back in Barcelona, Spain.

The phones, which include features such as dual aperture and slow motion video options, will compete with high-end devices such as Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2 series. It also has features such as dual-stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos surround sound capabilities.

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be offered at a price of ₹57,900 and ₹64,900 respectively for 64GB variants and ₹65,900 and ₹72,900 respectively for 256GB variants.

The handsets will be available from March 16.

Ties up with Bharti, jio

“We have partnered Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio to ensure Galaxy S9 and S9+ consumers experience data speeds like never before,” Samsung India senior VP, Mobile Business Asim Warsi told reporters here.

He added that the phones can stream data at about 250Mbps, which is 2.5 times faster than the average smartphone connected to the same network.

Galaxy S9 will come with 5.8-inch display, 4GB RAM, 12MP rear and 8MP front cameras and 3,000 mAh battery. Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, features 6.2-inch display, 6GB RAM, 12MP rear and front cameras, and 3,500 mAh battery.

400 GB memory

Both devices support expandable memory of up to 400GB.

According to research firm Counterpoint, the premium smartphone segment (priced ₹30,000 onwards) in India witnessed more than 20% growth in 2017 over 2016. The ₹10,000-15,000 category grew at the fastest pace.

The premium category was the second fastest growing segment (20% year-on-year) by volume, while it expanded by 28% in value terms in 2017, Counterpoint said.

Source: The Hindu


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