After many leaks & rumours about the newest member of the Galaxy Note family, Samsung has officially unveiled its new flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, at an “Unpacked” Event in New York on 9th August, 2018.
Check Out The Official Samsung Unpacked Event 2018:
The company revealed an upgraded device that is similar to its previous series – Galaxy Note 8 and has some key features & differences.
As rumoured, 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 (PPI). At 6.4 Inches, it’s the biggest display in a Galaxy Note series till date.
The Galaxy Note 9 packs a dual camera setup at the rear with Dual Optical Image Stabilization. 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, there’s an 8-MegaPixel (f/1.7) Autofocus Sensor.
The Galaxy Note 9 packs a huge battery of 4,000mAh, which is the largest that’s ever been in a Note. It also surpasses many of today’s other Android flagships. The Galaxy Note 9 is marginally wider, thicker and heavier than its predecessor, weighing over 200g, thanks to its larger 4,000mAh battery.
Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Gigabit LTE (Cat. 18) with support for speeds up to 1.2Gbps.
The IP68-rated Galaxy Note 9 supports Wireless Charging, packs AKG Harman Speakers, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
The smartphone will be available in two configurations – Single-SIM and Dual-SIM (Hybrid), depending upon the markets, with India likely to receive the latter.
Also, Samsung’s DeX Software is now built right into the phone. There’s no dock required. You can enjoy a desktop-like experience by just plugging into a monitor via a Type-C to HDMI Adapter.
Like the Galaxy S9, the Note 9 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor.
It will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz) in markets like the US, while countries like India will receive the Exynos 9810 (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz) variant, which is the same as on the Galaxy S9.
6. Storage Capacity
Samsung has announced two variants of the smartphone – one with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB RAM Storage, and the other with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 512GB Storage.
The built-in storage can also be topped with microSD cards up to 512GB capacity, making it upto 1TB.
7. S-Pen Stylus
The biggest update to the Galaxy Note 9 is the all-new S Pen. The S Pen comes with its own battery inside and barely takes 40 seconds to charge once docked inside its slot on the device.
The all-new S Pen stylus now packs a Bluetooth Low Energy module, which now can be used in more practical ways than ever before.
The S Pen works just like a remote control, where it can play and pause YouTube videos, shoot selfies and even flip through PowerPoint presentations. It can also be used to click pictures as well, just by pressing the button once to trigger the shutter, and pressing it twice to switch between the front and rear cameras.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in four colours – Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple, though the exact availability of colours may vary by region.
The Ocean Blue model will come with a contrasting Yellow-Coloured S Pen, while with others, the colour of the stylus will match that of the phone.
9. Pricing & Availability
The 6GB/128GB variant of Galaxy Note will be available in the US in stores and online on August 24 for $999.99 (around Rs. 69,000), while the 8GB/512GB variant of the phone will be available at select retail locations and online starting August 24 for $1,249.99 (around Rs. 86,000).
Pre-Orders in the US will begin on August 10, with the phone slated to become available on August 24. Though, there’s no official word yet on the India launch date of the Galaxy Note 9.
Check Out The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Official Introduction:
The Galaxy Note 9 will be the most-powerful device from Samsung to date.