Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at a special event in New York – calling it the world’s most advanced smartphone.
It comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display – an end-to-end, bezel-less screen that extends to the phone’s sides, similar to the Note8.
It has 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture tech that uses f/1.5 aperture for night shots for a brighter picture and f/2.4 aperture for normal shots in daytime as well as a secondary 12MP Telephoto lens for live focus for bokeh effect with background blur, similar to the S9+.
It has Iris scanner, fingerprint sensor present below the camera, like the S9 series. It’s also water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes with IP68 ratings. It comes with Bixby assistant that was first introduced with the S8 series and also has a dedicated Bixby hardware button.
S Pen and Camera
Samsung produced a new S Pen for the Note 9, too, which features Bluetooth low-energy connectivity.
This lets owners use the pen as a remote control for the device, controlling actions such as taking photos, going through slide shows, playing and pausing videos, and more.
Samsung has finally increased the battery capacity to 4000mAh, which is largest on its flagship device till date. This supports both wired Adaptive fast charging as well as wireless fast charging.
Specification of Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Display: 6.4-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 516ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Chipset: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with Adreno 630 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor with Mali G72MP18 GPU
Storage: 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 512GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
SIM: Single / Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
Camera: 12MP primary rear camera with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, LED Flash, 960fps super slo-mo, 12MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture
8MP auto focus front-facing camera with wide-angle lens, f/1.7 aperture
Water and dust resistant (IP68)
Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos
Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm; Weight: 201g
BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.37mm; Weight: 3.1g
Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Network: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
Battery: 4000mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
The Galaxy Note 9 will be available from 24 August 2018 in four colours – Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper – with matching S Pen – and Ocean Blue with a yellow S Pen.
What’s The Price?
It is priced at $999.99 (N 360,000 approx.) for the 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 512GB version costs $1,249.99 (N 449,900 approx.)