Galaxy Note 9 now available for pre-order in India
Samsung announced the much-awaited Galaxy Note 9 at a special event in New York yesterday. Starting at $999 for the base variant, the latest Galaxy flagship is already available for pre-order in many markets around the world. Samsung India has also joined the list and started taking pre-orders for the new Note smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 9 in India is priced at INR 67,900 (~$987) for the base 6 GB/128 GB variant. The beefier 8 GB/512 GB version will set you back by INR 84,900 (~$1234), which is still cheaper than even the base model of the iPhone X in India. It is available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Metallic Copper (limited to 128 GB variant) color options in the country. As of now, you can pre-order the Galaxy Note 9 only on Samsung’s website in India, but Flipkart, Amazon, and Paytm Mall should join the list soon.
Galaxy Note 9 in India comes with many launch offers
Samsung has come up with many launch offers to sweeten the deal for Note customers. Pre-order customers can get a Gear Sport, which usually costs INR 22,990 (~$333), for just INR 4,999 (~$72). HDFC bank customers can get INR 6,000 (~$87) cashback by paying with their credit cards. Under the Samsung Upgrade Program, the company is also bumping up the exchange value of select smartphones by an additional INR 6,000. Buying the Note 9 through Paytm Mall will fetch you INR 6,000 cashback as well.
All these offers make the Galaxy Note 9 more competitively priced than what the list price suggests. Despite the increase in internal storage, the Galaxy Note 9 is priced similar to the Galaxy Note 8 in India at launch. By manufacturing its phones locally, Samsung has been able to price its devices aggressively, compared to Apple at least, in the Indian market.
Want to know more about the new flagship? Check out our Galaxy Note 9 hands-on.