Samsung’s 2018 flagship smartphone is perhaps one of the most premium high-end devices one can buy right now. But it’s also a phone that comes with a mighty high price tag starting at Rs 57,900, although this is nowhere close to the iPhone X. But what if you could get the Galaxy S9 for as low as Rs 7,990? Well, Samsung is feeling pretty generous these days and has a few offers on its official online store that significantly brings the price down and makes it look even more attractive than ever.
On Samsung’s online store, the company is offering discounts of around Rs 50,000 when all the offers are combined. This offer applies to all models of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, but it’s the 64GB Galaxy S9 model that will cost the lowest if you combine all the offers. The offers include up to Rs 33,000 exchange on select smartphones, a Rs 5,000 instant cashback, a Rs 6,000 cashback on HDFC Credit card and an additional Rs 6,000 exchange value on eligible Samsung phones. If you’re lucky enough to avail all the offers together, you can technically get the Galaxy S9 for as low as Rs 7,900.
However, the chances of someone being eligible for all the offers will be limited considering not everyone holds an HDFC Credit card and not everyone will be exchanging an old Samsung phone for the additional Rs 6,000 exchange value. Samsung phones included in the exchange offer include phones as latest as the 64GB Galaxy Note 8 going back to the Galaxy Note 5 with a number of other Samsung phones in between.
We tried to find whether we were eligible for the full Rs 50,000 discount and found that it wasn’t the case. On adding the iPhone 8 Plus for exchange, which is the most expensive phone on the list, Samsung was offering a discount of Rs 22,000. We couldn’t test out all the phones on the list but it’s safe to say none of the rest is likely to go beyond the Rs 22,000 exchange value of the iPhone 8 Plus. So it’s highly unlikely that you will be able to purchase the Galaxy S9 for Rs 7,900 even if you’re eligible for the discount.
The Galaxy S9 is as attractive as it gets when it comes to a premium high-end flagship smartphone. The device is also one of the few flagships in 2018 to not sport a notched display. While it may not be possible to claim that Rs 50,000 discount, even a good exchange offer would definitely be worth it if you’re looking for Samsung’s best smartphone right now. If you’re able to get the Galaxy S9 at a price lower than the OnePlus 6 or the newly launched Asus ZenFone 5Z, then it is worth considering.
The Galaxy S9 brings the same 5.8-inch Infinity Display that made the Galaxy S8 look gorgeous. The curved AMOLED display sees minimal bezels on the top and bottom for an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM. The Galaxy S9 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo-based Experience 9,0 and houses a 3,000mAh battery.
Samsung’s flagship smartphone sports a 12-megapixel dual pixel rear camera with Dual Aperture that shoot between f/1.5 and f/2.4 depending on the lighting condition. In our review, we found that the Galaxy S9 captures some exceptional photos in both daytime and at night thanks to its variable aperture. The camera also supports Super Slo-mo video capture. Up front, the Galaxy S9 brings an 8-megapixel sensor that also supports a feature called AR Emoji.