Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched With Bigger Display and Huge Battery
The Galaxy Note 9 is officially being announced and Samsung is doubling down on everything that the Note series represents, productivity and performance. It has the best specs you’ll find in any flagship Android phone, the screen is bigger, its S Pen has more tricks than ever before, and the battery is huge.
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. As you would expect, you get other flagship-grade specifications like up to 8GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US and other markets, while the phone will ship with Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset in India.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple colours, though the exact availability of colours may vary by region. 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 Note 9 will be sold in two configurations: there’s a 128GB / 6GB RAM model for $999 and a top-tier 512GB / 8GB RAM version for $1,250. Preorders begin on August 10th, and the phone will be available on August 24th at all major carriers or direct (and unlocked) from Samsung.
Specifications as follows:
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. 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 marginally wider, thicker – and thanks to a larger 4,000mAh battery – heavier than its predecessor.
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.
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.
DeX is now built into the Galaxy Note 9, which means you can get a desktop-like experience with your smartphone by just plugging in a monitor via a Type-C to HDMI adapter.