New Delhi, March 5 The much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ -- unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 last month -- are set to be launched in India on March 6.
Pre-bookings for the Samsung flagship devices began in the country on February 26.
Pre-booking for the 64GB variant of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ -- available in black, blue and purple colours -- was done for an advance payment of Rs 2,000. The 256GB variant of both the devices will be available only in black.
In the US, Galaxy S9 is priced at $720 (about Rs 47,000) and S9+ at $840 (nearly Rs 54,000). Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will go on sale globally on March 16.
While in India, Galaxy S9 is expected to cost more with a price tag of Rs 50,000 plus for the base 64GB variant, while the Galaxy S9+ may cost Rs 60,000 plus for the 64GB variant.
In terms of specifications, Galaxy S9 and S9+ are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
The S9 houses 4GB RAM whereas the S9+ has 6GB RAM. The S9 comes with 3,000mAh battery while the S9+ houses 3,500mAh battery.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ cameras have a "Super Speed Dual Pixel" sensor with dedicated processing power and memory to take high-quality pictures.
Samsung's "Dual Aperture" (F1.5 / F2.4) -- the world's first such feature in any smartphone -- automatically lets in more light when it's dark and less light when it's too bright, taking photos that are crisp and clear.
The "Super Slow-mo" video captures 960 frames per second. The "Slow-mo" videos can also be turned into GIFs.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offer automatic "Motion Detection", a feature that detects movement in the frame and automatically begins to record -- all users have to do is set up the shot.
The devices now support expandable memory of up to 400GB with a Micro-SD Card.