Indians will be able to pre-order the phones via the e-commerce portal Flipkart.com starting Tuesday. The prices weren’t immediately clear, but in the U.S. the S9 sells for $720, while the S9+ sells for $840.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the successors of the S8 and S8+ respectively in the premium market. The new handsets have the same heights and screen sizes as the S8 models but will sport more vivid colors.
The S9 models will be powered by Exynos 9810 processor (2.9GHz) which is considered to be as strong as Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. However, the new models from Samsung will likely face fierce competition from other high-end phones like the Google Pixel 2 XL, the Apple iPhone X, LG V30+, the OnePlus 5T, and the HTC U11+ in India.
What Makes Samsung Galaxy S9 Special
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ stand out with their brighter AMOLED displays and high resolution. Plus, Bixby now has Augmented Reality support. The Galaxy S9 can also be submerged down to 1.5 meters. The camera sensor has an aperture that can be mechanically adjusted for low-light and daylight snaps.
The Galaxy 9 is similar to the iPhone X in screen size. They both have 5.8-inch screens, but the latest iPhone’s display seems more edge-to-edge as the company removed unnecessary bezels on the sides. The iPhone X, though, can be submerged just 1 meter, and includes a storage of 256 GB maximum. The S9 comes with 64GB of storage but it can be upgraded to 400 GB.
The S9 is not much different than Google’s Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 XL has a screen of 6 inches, and it is slightly lighter than its rival (175g vs 189g). Pixel 2’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor is comparable in performance to S9’s Exynos 9810 chipset but has a better camera. The Google phone comes with up to 256 GB of storage.
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