In the subcontinent, the Korean company has instead chosen to start a pre-booking phase for its latest flagship smartphones. This is open at its online shop for India, and will guarantee that you are among the first people to receive the S9 or S9+.
All you have to do is shell out INR 2,000 as an advance payment for the model you want, and enter your contact details and the color you fancy (the options being Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Coral Blue). On launch day you will get an email and SMS with the official prices - these are still a mystery for India. Then you can choose to continue with the purchase and apply your pre-book coupon - that will subtract INR 2,000 from the final price you need to pay.
The official prices are due to be unveiled at the special launch event for India, which is going to take place at some point during the first week of March.