Samsung has finally made official the smartphone we were waiting for! This is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that looks mostly the same but brings major improvements in the S-Pen, camera setup and bigger battery.
Galaxy Note 9 – Features
The Note 9 brings no significant change to the design features of Note 8 as it offers the same glass sandwich and rectangular body encasing a huge display on the front along with a matte finish metal frame that offers nice grip. On the other hand, while looking at the rear, we meet a rectangular module that houses the rear facing cameras along with LED flash while the fingerprint sensor has moved a little lower, out of the module.
The Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED panel on the front that offers Quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels coming at 514 PPI pixel density that brings more brightness and better outdoor visibility. The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Note 9 brings major improvement in its performance department over the Note 8 as it offers region-specific Samsung Exynos 9810 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processors along with two RAM options of 6GB and 8GB. However, you won’t be able to see a 64GB variant as the internal memory options include 128GB and 512GB models. However, users may expand the memory by up to 1TB while using the microSD card slot.
The photography department of the Galaxy Note 9 is dominated by a dual camera setup of 12MP + 12MP on the rear. One of those lenses offers variable aperture ranging from f/1.5 to f/2.4 while the other one brings fixed aperture of f/2.4. The South Korean tech giant promises 30% noise reduction to experience professional photography offering scene detection as well as flaw detection. It’ll notify you directly from the camera app if there was a problem with your shot, letting you shoot another one right in the moment. The front camera brings the same 8MP lens with no significant improvement from the previous year’s model.
Samsung has extensively improved the S-Pen of the Note 9 that becomes the most functional S-Pen ever. It is now powered by Bluetooth LE (low energy) with a 10 meter range along with a capacitor that charges up within 30 seconds, letting you use its new clicking features for 40 minutes. It can detect a short press, long press or double press on the button for different functions. It can be used with a camera, the short press acting as a camera shutter and a double press switching between front and back cameras.
Samsung has been conscious enough for the battery department of the Note series after the Note 7 fiasco. While the Note 8 was equipped with a relatively smaller battery unit that made many of Samsung fans annoyed, the Galaxy Note 9 offers an upgrade with a bigger battery of 4,000 mAh unit with Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charge tech as well as wireless charging support. Samsung claims that the battery would last you throughout the day under normal circumstances.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung has already started the pre-orders for Galaxy Note 9 in the US while the shipping to commence from August 24th. The base variant of 128GB is priced at $999 while the bigger one of 512GB storage carries a price tag of $1,250. Though, not yet officially announced but the Galaxy Note 9 will be offered for sale in other parts of the world in coming weeks. Keep visiting these pages to be updated!
Galaxy Note 9 – Specifications
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||-Snapdragon 845: octa-core CPU (4x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)-Exynos 9810: (4x 3rd-gen Mongoose 2.7 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz)|
|GPU||-Adreno 630-Mali-G72 MP18|
|Display||6.44-inch Super AMOLED Infinity 18.5:9 Display with Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440) resolution; 514 ppi, HDR10 compliant|
|Design||-Fingerprint scanner-Iris scanner-Heart-rate monitor -IP68 water and dust resistance -S-Pen stylus with 4096 pressure levels, multimedia controls|
|Internal Storage||128GB, 512 GB|
|Card slot||yes, upto 512 GB (total 1 TB max)|
|Primary Camera||12MP (f/1.5-2.4 aperture, dual pixel PDAF, OIS) + 12MP (f/2.4 aperture, OIS; 2x zoom.), 2160p/60fps, 1080p/240fps slow motion, 720p/960fps super slow-motion video recording.|
|Secondary Camera||8MP, f/1.7 aperture, autofocus; 1440p/30fps video recording.|
|Connectivity||LTE-A, Cat.18 (1.2Gbps/150Mbps); USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MU-MIMO; GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple|
|Battery||4,000 mAh with Adaptive Fast Charging, QuickCharge 2.0, wireless charging.|