Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ prices leak ahead of February 25 launch, starts at Rs 67,000
Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on February 25 right ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which officially starts on February 26. Both the phones have already been leaked numerous times giving us a fair idea about the specifications that the handsets may come packed with. Alongside the specs details, the pricing of both the phones have also been leaked now.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to be upgraded versions of last year's Galaxy S8 and S8+ in almost all aspects including the design, camera, software, and hardware. Evan Blass on Thursday revealed that both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will be much costlier than the S8 and S8+.
According to Blass, the Galaxy S9 -- which is the base model of the series, will be priced around 841 Euros (roughly around 67,000), while the Plus model or the Galaxy S9+ may be a lot more expensive than and could cost around 997 Euros (roughly Rs 80,000). Note that, these prices are most likely for the Snapdragon 845 variants. Blass has always been very accurate at his claims, so we can expect the Snapdragon 845 model of both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ price somewhere around as mentioned above.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+, much like S8 series are expected to come in two variants one with the Snapdragon 845 processor, while the second variant is expected to be powered by Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset. Samsung most likely will bring the Exynos 9810 model to the Indian market.
Going by the past rumours, Samsung may launch the Galaxy S9 is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S9+ may come with 6GB of RAM. According to another rumour which has been making rounds on the internet, Samsung may also bring about a 256GB storage variant for the Plus model. The prices tipped by Blass are most likely for the base models of both the flagships, The 256GB model of the Galaxy S9+, if at all Samsung launches it, will be priced much higher.
Samsung together with Flipkart has already started teasing the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in India by creating a dedicated page for the handsets. Because Flipkart is now teasing the phones in question, chances are that the India launch is just around the corner, which is soon after Samsung takes the wraps off of them at its Unpacked event on Feb 25. Past rumours suggest that the Galaxy S9, S9+ will be available for pre-orders starting February 26 globally and will start shipping from March 16 onwards. However, Flipkart's promotional banner don't indicate any timeline as such.
Samsung is generally quick to bring its Galaxy S high-end phones to India, soon after their global unveiling so things won't likely be different for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ duo as well.