Samsung had launched the Galaxy Watch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in August and it made its way into the Indian market last week. During the launch in the country, Samsung announced the price in India of the Galaxy Watch starting at Rs. 24,990. However, buyers of the Galaxy Note 9 will now reportedly be able to purchase the Galaxy Watch at just Rs. 9,999. To recall, the Galaxy Watch is the successor to the Gear S3, and sports a circular display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass DX panel. Just like the Gear S3, the Galaxy Watch also runs Tizen OS along with a rotating bezel UI and an Always-On Display experience. Additionally, the company has provided analogue watch ticks and hourly chimes let users get the feel of a traditional watch design.
An established Mumbai-based mobile retailer, Mahesh Telecom, in a tweet, said that customers can get the Samsung Galaxy Watch at Rs. 9,999 on purchasing the Galaxy Note 9 as part of a promotional offer. As mentioned, the Galaxy Watch price in India has been set at Rs. 24,990 for the 42mm variant and Rs. 29,990 for the 46mm model. Samsung had announced that the smartphone will be available for purchase starting mid-October through all authorised retail channels in the country. According to the retailer, the validity period of the offer falls between September 26 and October 20, and the redemption date will start from October 15 onwards through MyGalaxy app. Notably, the new offer is not yet listed on Samsung’s online store nor on e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Flipkart. We’ve reached out to Samsung India to get formal confirmation and are yet to receive an answer.
To recall some of the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Watch runs Tizen OS 4.0 and features a Circular Super AMOLED panel along with Always-On Display and Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection. It is powered by a dual-core Exynos 9110 processor, paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm variant has a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360×360 pixels resolution and a 270mAh battery. It measures 41.9×45.7×12.7mm, weighs 49 grams, and supports 22mm interchangeable straps. It is equipped with a stress management tracker that is claimed to detect high-stress levels and offers breathing exercises. Also, the company has provided a sleep tracker.