Samsung is reportedly working on the successors of it’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. Apparently, the South Korean giant is working on three different models – the Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy S9 Mini. The new Galaxy smartphones are expected to come with a ‘Super Speed’ camera, 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, and AKG-tuned stereo speakers/earphones. The company has also released a teaser which hints at front-facing iris scanner and social media-focused camera features. Now, the prices of upcoming devices have surfaced online. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price and Availability
|Samsung Galaxy S9 (expected)
|841 Euros (approx Rs 67,000)
|Samsung Galaxy S9+ (expected)
|997 Euros (approx Rs 80,000)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be launched at an Unpacked 2018 event on February 25. The South Korean giant has started sending out invites for the upcoming event. The new teasers come with the tagline – ‘Camera. Reimagined.’ It suggests at youth-oriented features like low-light flash, an iris scanner, and photo tagging.
As per latest leaks, pre-orders will begin from March 3, while shipping starts from March 16. New leaks hint that the new Galaxy S9 series comes in a new Lilac Purple color option. According to the popular tipster, Evan Blass the Galaxy S9 will be priced around 841 Euros (approx Rs 67,000). Whereas the Galaxy S9+ will cost around 997 Euros (approx Rs 80,000).
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/ Exynos 9 series 9810
|64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB (expandable up to 256GB)
|5.8-inch, curved-edge Super AMOLED, QHD+, Infinity display, 4K
|Android 8.0 Oreo
|Primary (Rear) Camera
|12MP with flash
According to previous rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 models will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The two flagship phones will be the first Samsung devices to be backed by Snapdragon 845 SoC. The recently announced SoC comes with faster Kryo 385 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, and X20 LTE modem.
However, as per new Geekbench (popular benchmarking website) listing, the upcoming smartphone range is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 processor and 4GB RAM. It received 3648 points for single core and 8895 for multi-core performance. The Exynos 9810 is built on 2nd generation 10nm FinFET process technology. It comes with 3rd-generation custom CPU cores and an upgraded GPU. The new chipset offers improved LTE speeds. The new mobile processor is meant for AI applications and richer multimedia content.
According to the previous leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with RAM/internal storage options – 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage. Whereas the Galaxy S9 Plus is tipped to come with 6GB RAM and three storage variants – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The company is expected to launch a 512GB model in selected markets.
The new handsets are likely to sport a 4K resolution display. A substrate-like PCB (SLP) motherboard will give space to a better battery pack. As per 3C Chinese certification website, the upcoming phones will feature fast charging capabilities – 9.0V output at 1.67A (15W) and standard charging 5.0V at 2.0A (10W).
Apparently, the company is still playing safe with the battery capacity. New leaks claim that the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ will be backed by 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries (same as the Galaxy S8 and S8+), respectively. However, the new 10nm calls Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 are expected to come with better optimization. Since Android Oreo OS also comes with battery optimization feature, the Galaxy S9 series is likely to offer a full day of battery life.
The Galaxy S9 is rumored to feature a dual camera setup with a BABR coating (broad-band anti-reflection) on the lenses. The BABR coating is used on DSLR lenses to limit ghosting and reflection. The upcoming handset was tipped to feature a vertically aligned dual camera setup at the back. However, recent leaks suggest that the Galaxy S9 might stick with a single camera setup on the back.
Ghostek has listed a protective case for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9. The renders of the smartphone case show a handset with 18.5:9 display, Bixby button, and a single rear camera. The dual cameras might be exclusive to the Galaxy S9 Plus.
Samsung is likely to use its newly-created ISOCELL image sensors with Tetracell and Smart WDR technology. The ISOCELL Bright uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology to improve light sensitivity in low-light conditions. The Smart WDR feature enables the sensor to capture multiple exposures in a single shot.
The ISOCELL Fast is a three-stack fast readout sensor that enables full-HD (1080p) video recording at up to 480fps. While an ISOCELL Slim enables a high-resolution image capture. The ISOCELL Dual comes with features like optical zoom, low-light shooting, and depth sensor for out-focusing effects. Samsung claims that the new sensors will improve focus speed along with the ability to keep locked-on and track moving objects. Samsung has stated that its next smartphone will be bump-free and deliver ‘bokeh’ depth of focus effects with just a single lens.
As per latest leaks, the Galaxy S9 Plus will also feature a variable aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) camera with the super slow-mo video feature. The ‘Super Speed’ technology will accompany the Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), PDAF (Phase Detecting Autofocus) and Super PD sensor. The upcoming flagship smartphone is expected to sport dual cameras on the front. The Galaxy S9 Plus is tipped to feature a Sony IMX345 camera sensor with f/1.4 aperture.
As per recent teasers, the upcoming smartphones will come with social media-focused features. This includes photo tagging, numerous selfies, and Snapchat-like emojis. The company also promises upgrades in low light or night photography. Previous teasers also hinted at Animoji-style 3D emoji stickers.
- Snapdragon 845 SoC
- Exynos 9 octa-core chipset
- 6GB RAM
- Dual rear cameras
- 4K display
- Dual-edge curved Infinity display
- Touch ID Fingerprint
- Face ID
- AI-specific chip
- Enhanced iris scanner
- Headphone jack
- 3D image mapping sensor
- Wireless charging
- IP68 certification
- Android 8.0 Oreo OS
- Wireless charging
- Multiple color options
In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are expected to carry forward the aesthetics of their predecessors with few upgrades. While the mini variant will have a 5.0-inch display, while the other two will be similar to the 2017 models. All three models are expected to feature the company’s dual-edge-curved Infinity display. While the Galaxy S9 is expected to sport a 5.8-inch display, the Galaxy S9 Plus is expected to sport a 6.2-inch display.
As per new rumors, Samsung is working on an enhanced iris scanner to counter Apple’s Face ID. The company is said to be developing new software that will reduce the delay in recognizing the faces and scanning the iris. The iris scanner of the upcoming Galaxy S9 is said to be bumped up from 2-megapixel to 3-megapixel. The 8-megapixel front camera is tipped to feature a TrueDepth system (similar to iPhone X) too. The upcoming smartphones are tipped to feature ‘Intelligent Scan’ technology. It combines the iris scanner and faces recognition to improve device unlocking in bad lighting conditions.
The new smartphones are also said to come with IP68-certified water- and dust-resistant build. The new smartphone will use heat pipes to dissipate heat. The new Galaxy flagships will not feature an in-display fingerprint scanner due to technical challenges. The fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is likely to run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box. As per latest reports, the South Korean giant is currently testing Android 8.0.0 Oreo OS on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus models. It may switch to Android 8.1 at a later stage. While the Android 8.1 Oreo Update is still in the beta stage, it is expected to hit the Nexus and Pixel devices in December this year.
New leaks claim that the upcoming handsets will come in a new Lilac Purple and Coral Blue color options. Previously, the upcoming handsets were tipped to come in Midnight Black and Titanium Gray options. The upcoming model is tipped to come with AKG-powered stereo speakers and bundled AKG-tuned earbuds.
Other expected features include an AI-specific chip and a 3.5mm headphone jack. According to newly leaked renders, the upcoming flagship smartphones will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. New images of DeX Pad also revealed key design elements of Galaxy S9 series.
The image also shows the Bixby button (seen on the last-gen Galaxy S8) and a USB Type-C port. The leaked DeX Pad can be used to convert the Galaxy S9 into a touchpad or keyboard for a PC. It comes with USB ports, an HDMI port, and a USB Type-C port.
As of now, Samsung has not confirmed any details about the upcoming devices. The above-mentioned information should be taken with a pinch of salt. We will keep updating this post with the latest details. Bookmark this link and stay updated!