After only a short time of its international launch at MWC 2018, Samsung has introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at an event here in Nepal. The introduction follows the devices’ India release, which happened only a few days ago.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the flagship devices of the Korean giant for the first half of 2018. The smartphones share its similarities with their predecessors – the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but differ in various departments.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are more smooth and sleek as ever with a glass back and a top-notch display sandwiching an aluminum frame. One of the main changes on the devices is the fingerprint scanner which is now placed right below the camera setup.
And the major change is the camera itself as the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has become the first member of the S-series to house dual cameras at the back. On top of that, one of the lenses has an adjustable aperture (f/1.5 or f/2.4), which is why Samsung is cashing so much on the cameras of the device.
While the Galaxy S8 and S8+ didn’t really have much of a difference, the S9 and S9+ differ in a couple of areas, one of them is the camera department and the other in terms of the battery as the S9 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery and the S9+ has a 3,500 mAh battery.
Likewise, there have also been a few changes in the display front as the bezels have shrunken, providing a much better “Infinity experience” to the users. The Galaxy S9 is 5.8-inch tall whereas the plus variant has a 6.2-inch display. Both the displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and have a Super AMOLED panel.
The new flagships from Samsung pack the company’s very own new-and-improved Exynos 9810 chipset which is supported by 4 GB of RAM in the normal variant and 6 GB of RAM in the plus variant.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ include the new Intelligent Scan feature which has combined the Iris Scanner and facial recognition to provide a better security option. There are also other features like AR Emoji – Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Animoji, Stereo Speakers that are tuned with AKG, and an improved Bixby Assistant 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Hands On:
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Price in Nepal and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are priced competitively compared to the international market. The MRP of the devices has been set at Rs. 92,900 and Rs. 104,900, respectively. However, Samsung Nepal is providing an instant cash back offer of Rs. 5,000 on both the devices, which simply means that the smartphones will be available for Rs. 87,900 and Rs. 99,900.
For pre-bookers, there is even a better deal. You get Rs. 5000 discount coupon (to be used on any Samsung devices or accessories purchase) or you can get a Wireless Charger for free.
On each purchase of the devices, buyers will also receive the following benefits:
- Breakage insurance for a year from Sikhar Insurance.
- 12000 MB free data with 1000 MB data for 12 weeks of activating the Ncell SIM card available when buying the smartphone.
According to Samsung Nepal, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+are now available for pre-booking via s9prebooking.com and the smartphones can be bought from the offline channel starting March 23, 2018. One lucky winner among the pre-bookers will get a chance to win a free trip to a country of their choice as long as it is in Turkish Airlines’ domain. Two pre-bookers will win two nights free stay at either Himalayan Front Resort or Water Front Resort while two will receive the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro for free.
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