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Galaxy S9 in India: Price and release date confirmed

Samsung conducted a launch event today to formally launch the Galaxy S9 in India. It has officially confirmed the price and release date for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in one of its key markets. The new flagship brings a variety of enhanced features that Samsung says will reimagine the way users communicate, share and experience the world.

Galaxy S9 in India

The Galaxy S9 in India will have several “Make for India” features, according to Samsung, and the new flagship will also be bundled with offers aside from Samsung’s own Samsung Rewards loyalty program.

The Make for India features include carrier aggregation for 2.5x faster data speeds. Samsung has teamed up with Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to enable LTE Carrier Aggregation on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ where spectrum across different bands merge into one single pipe.

This gives users more bandwidth which results in faster streaming and quicker downloads. Samsung says that the Galaxy S9 in India will be one of the fastest smartphones on 4G networks with speeds of up to 250 Mbps.

The company’s mobile payments service Samsung Pay has already been a big success globally and locally in India as well. The company has now introduced its Samsung Rewards loyalty program in the country. Samsung Pay users will earn points when they make payments using the service and can subsequently redeem them for perks such as food and beverage vouchers, movie tickets and shopping. They can also be redeemed for discounts on Samsung products.

The Galaxy S9 in India will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple colors from retail stores, Samsung Shop and Flipkart. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be priced at INR 57,900 and INR 64,900 respectively for 64GB models and INR 65,900 and INR 72,900 respectively for 256GB models.

Samsung will release its new flagship in the country on March 16. That’s also when the handset will be released globally. The 256GB model of the Galaxy S9+ will be exclusively available from Reliance Digital stores, Samsung exclusive stores and Samsung Shop.

Samsung is also offering a host of promotions for the Galaxy S9 in India which include mobile data and cashback offers. They’re explained in more detail on the company’s website.

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satyamshahi03
satyamshahi03

Dhanyvad bhaiya g

Floyd0071
Floyd0071

Today s9 plus arrived in Germanyyyyyyx

Ruwin Daniel
Ruwin Daniel

What do we get in the pre-order bonus?

digvijayshinde
digvijayshinde

Prices are same as S8 and much lower compared to prices of iPhones in India. At price of S9 (256gb) your getting just iphone 8 (launch price) and not even 8 plus, forget about X.

kumarabhishek591
kumarabhishek591

Add the ~100$ cashback offer and its even lower than s8 launch price

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Though in the UK we get it early and the S9+ only at 128GB – we’re still getting ripped off by ~$120 comparably with others. S9+ 128GB is £869 which is £60 more than the S9+ at 256GB in India

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

We always get pricing on high end phones way more than in US or UK let us enjoy some good deals for once

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You’re joking right? the UK always gets the worst deal because of the GBP. Its a stronger currency – though MANY others are stronger than it, it still gets the worst deal. I find it very hard to believe that India has had it worse than the UK

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

India has it worse because of the spending power and average household income, much lower than European countries. We have dirt cheap medicine, but premium products like this aren’t easy to buy, especially with nothing like carrier contracts. But of course, India is an important market, also reason for why the pricing is so competitive. At the same time, their budget phones are crap and overpriced compared to what the Chinese offer.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Argentina also manufactures Samsung devices, nevertheless, the S8+ was launched at AR$ 24,000 (Approx 1,200 american dollars). *Crying emoji*

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Samsung builds the phones locally in India now, so that’s what Indians are getting better pricing on their products, as confirmed by a Samsung executive.