Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been officially launched. The flagship comes after a lot of rumors and leaks. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled at a Gala launch event in Brooklyn, New York. The main highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is its S-Pen which has Bluetooth support. The other highlight is a bigger display and bigger battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price, availability
The 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage model of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes at $999 (∼Rs 68,700) in the US while the another model with 8GB RAM + 512GB of storage will be available at $1,250 (∼Rs. 85,900). Interested buyers can do Pre-registration for the US region from today, August 10. While the flagship will be available from August 24. However, there’s no official info on the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in India.
The smartphone will be available in Metallic Copper, Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple color options. Although, the exact availability of color may vary by region. Interestingly, the color of the stylus will match with the phone except for the Ocean Blue model. The Ocean Blue model will come with a yellow-colored S-Pen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with a strong body compared to last year’s Note 8 and also comes with useful improvements that make it worth buying. The rear design of the Note 9 is also different from the Note 8. It’s horizontally aligned dual sensor comes with a dual-tone LED flash. The Galaxy Note 9’s rear fingerprint sensor is placed under the dual cameras. Unfortunately, the rumor was suggesting that the device will feature in-display fingerprint sensor but it didn’t happen, so the device comes with the rear-mounted highly sensitive fingerprint sensor.
This time Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with a new S-Pen stylus which has Bluetooth support and Low Energy module. Apart from the functions, the new S-Pen also works on previous Galaxy Note models. The stylus can be used a remote to control presentations as well as apps like Gallery and YouTube. Perhaps most interestingly, it can also use as to click pictures, functionality —press the button once to trigger the shutter, and press it twice to switch between the front and rear cameras.
Since the S-Pen has Bluetooth functionality it requires to be charged, which happens automatically. When you secure it inside the smartphone it takes just 40 seconds of charging. According to the Samsung statement, it can be used for 30 minutes, or for 200 button clicks on a single charge.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a bigger 6.4 inches Quad HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display. It comes with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 516 pixels per inch. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with two different SoC by region. There’s a Snapdragon 845 SoC (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz) for markets like the US, while countries like India, the device will come with the Exynos 9810 (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz) SoC. Samsung has also announced two variants of the Galaxy Note 9 one with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM + 128GB internal storage, the second one is 8GB LPDDR4 RAM + 512GB native storage. It also supports an external microSD card up to 512GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and packs a larger 4,000mAh battery which is heavier than its predecessor. For connectivity options, the device includes dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Gigabit LTE (Cat. 18). The Cat 18 has support for speeds up to 1.2Gbps. The Galaxy Note 9 has IP68 certifications, wireless charging, and also packs AKG Harman speakers.
It has also DeX support means you can get a desktop-like experience with your smartphone by just plugging in a monitor via a Type-C to HDMI adapter.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera
Coming to the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 packs a dual rear camera setup with dual optical image stabilization. The primary is 12MP with f/1.5-f/2.4 wide-angle super speed dual pixel is an autofocus sensor. While the secondary telephoto 12MP with f/2.4 autofocus sensor comes with 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. There’s also an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 autofocus on the front.
So, What you’ll get in the box with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, see below image.