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Samsung Galaxy S9 price, release date leaked ahead of launch

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : January 29, 2018 4:53 pm

Both the smartphones will be available on all three major carriers in South Korea.
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Samsung is all set to launch its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. However, it seems that the smartphones will be company’s most expensive smartphones in the history of Galaxy S-series.

 

According to a report by ETNews, both the smartphones will be available on all three major carriers in South Korea. "Although the domestic price of the Galaxy S9 will increase, it will be decided at a level where consumers do not feel burdened," an official told the publication. The price of the Galaxy S8 was 935,000 won and the Galaxy S9 could be available in South Korea for 950,000 Won to 999,000 won (approx. Rs 56,502 to Rs 59,416). This makes it the most expensive smartphone in Galaxy S-series.

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The report further highlights that the Galaxy S9 will go on sale from March 2 to March 8. "The Galaxy S9 series is more focused on user convenience than the new design," a Samsung official told the publication. 

 

Meanwhile, Galaxy S9 duo is reported to come loaded with a new Intelligent Scan feature, which will combine facial recognition and iris scanning. According to a report by XDA Developers, the new feature will enable users to unlock the smartphone in the low or very bright light. This would add more security to the smartphone.

 

Samsung is scheduled to hold a launch event to unveil its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event. The company has sent invites for the launch event and has scheduled its launch event on February 25th, just ahead of MWC 2018. The event will be held from February 26 to March 01 this year.

 

The invitation shows that the text “The Camera. Reimagined.” This hints at the company want to focus on an updated and improved camera system in its latest flagship. As per earlier rumours, S9 will only feature a single-lens camera while the S9+ will have dual cameras similar to the Galaxy Note 8.

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