Samsung to Retail Note 9 at INR 67,900 Onwards in India
The device, which was unveiled yesterday at the Barclays Centre here, is available for pre-booking in India with availability expected to begin later this month.
"Galaxy Note 9 will be available in 128GB and 512GB variants and will be priced at Rs 67,900 and Rs 84,900, respectively," Samsung said in a statement. It, however, did not disclose the date of availability.
The Note 9 will be available in select markets from August 24, 2018, it had announced yesterday.
In a separate statement, telecom operator Bharti Airtel said the Note 9 (128 GB) will be available through its online store.
The premium smartphone segment in India is niche but mirrors global trends in terms of growth. While the category accounts for less than 10 percent of the Indian market in terms of shipment, the value contribution is higher. The estimate suggests that quarterly smartphone shipments in the category range between 1-1.5 million units.
Earlier this year, Samsung had unveiled the latest edition of its other flagship Galaxy S9, priced at Rs 57,900 onwards.
Globally, the premium smartphone market accounts for almost one-fifth of the total market. According to Counterpoint Research, Samsung's Note series contributes to roughly one-tenth of the global premium smartphone market.
It features a 6.4-inch display, 12MP dual rear and 8MP front camera and 4,000 mAh battery. It will have two variants -- 6GB RAM/128GB internal memory (expandable up to 512GB) and 8GB RAM/512GB internal memory (expandable up to 512GB).
Samsung has incorporated Bluetooth capability in its signature S Pen stylus, which can be used to control music playback and camera shutter. Besides, the company has also added artificial intelligence (AI) features to enhance camera capabilities.
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