After all the leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially launched it’s long awaiting Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The phone was unveiled at a gala launch event in Brooklyn, New York. The smartphone comes with an upgraded S Pen with Bluetooth support, a bigger battery, and the biggest display yet in the Note series. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 9 supports a total of 1TB internal storage, with the top-end model that comes with 512GB of built-in storage and also supports microSD cards of up to the same capacity.
Just as the tradition stands, the Galaxy Note 9 have variants that is occupied with 6GB RAM/ 128GB internal storage and that of 8GB RAM / 512GB inbuilt storage. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple colours. Interestingly, the Ocean Blue model will come with a yellow-coloured S Pen, while with others the colour of the stylus will match that of the phone. The smartphone will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM (hybrid) configurations, depending upon the markets.
Eyeing on the phone specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 packs a Quad HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 516 pixels per inch. At 6.4 inches, it’s the biggest display we’ve seen in a Galaxy Note series smartphone till date. The Galaxy Note 9 is also hit with a larger 4,000mAh battery.
For the upgraded S pen, the all-new S Pen stylus now packs a Bluetooth Low Energy module, which enables use cases we haven’t seen before. Additionally, you can now use the stylus as a remote to control presentations as well as apps like Gallery and YouTube. Interestingly, you can now use the S Pen to click pictures as well, pressing the button once to trigger the shutter, and pressing it twice to switch between the front and rear cameras. The Bluetooth functionality requires the S Pen to be charged, which happens automatically when you secure it inside the smartphone. Another amazing feature of this Galaxy Note 9 is that when you run out of battery, with just 40 seconds of charging will give the phone life to be used for 30 minutes.
The availability of DeX into the Galaxy Note 9 is awesome which simply means that you can get a desktop-like experience with your smartphone by just plugging in a monitor via a Type-C to HDMI adapter.
For selfies, the Galaxy Note 9 packs a dual camera setup at the rear with dual optical image stabilisation. The wide-angle super speed dual pixel 12-megapixel (f/1.5-f/2.4) autofocus sensor is paired with a telephoto 12-megapixel (f/2.4) autofocus sensor with 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel (f/1.7) autofocus sensor.
- Display: 6.40-inch
- Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel
- Resolution: 1440×2960 pixels
- RAM: 6GB/ 8GB
- OS: Android 8.1
- Storage: 128GB/ 512GB
- Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 FULL SPECIFICATIONS
Release date: August 2018
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 161.90 x 76.40 x 8.80
Weight (g): 201.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 4000
Colours: Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple
Screen size (inches): 6.40
Resolution: 1440×2960 pixels
Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core
Processor make: Samsung Exynos 9810
RAM: 6GB/ 8GB
Internal storage: 128GB/ 512GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 512
Rear camera: 12-megapixel
Front camera: 8-megapixel
Operating System: Android 8.1
Skin: Samsung Experience UX
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price starts at $999 (roughly N360,000) in the US for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, with the model with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage priced at $1,250 (roughly N450,000). Pre-orders in the US will begin on Friday, August 10, with the phone slated to become available on August 24.