Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features, Complete Specifications and Price

samsung galaxy note 9

After much speculation, leaks and rumours, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled at a live event in New York, last week. It is a high-end device which has the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ as its counterparts. Announced on August 9 2018, it is set to be available from August 24 in major outlets in both the UK and US.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Design

The design is quite similar with what can be found in the Galaxy Note 8 with only little upgrades. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear which is a change from the erstwhile front-facing fingerprint sensor. The device is waterproof which a new feature isn’t given that its predecessor is also waterproof.  The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Glass 6 isn’t available yet and therefore cannot be sported in this device yet.

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The rear is designed with glass and is almost devoid of the bezel with an infinity display on the front.  The rear camera is placed horizontally which isn’t new but the Note 9 borrows a design from the S9+ by placing the fingerprint sensor below the camera.

The Note 9 is 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm and it weighs 201g. Not bad huh? It is laden with a USB Type-C port at the bottom with a Bluetooth (which is new) S Pen on a side and a 3.5mm headphones jack on another side.  It is also available in four colours: Metallic Copper, Midnight Black, Lavender Purple and Ocean Blue.

samsung galaxy note 9 specs

Camera and Connectivity

The Rear Camera has dual 12MP sensors while the front-facing camera is 8MP. The front facing camera can deputise as an iris scanner too. The dual camera is laden with one telephoto lens and it comes with optical image stabilization. Samsung has made a remarkable addition of Artificial Intelligence technology to the Note 9’s camera. Also, the camera is characterized by a flaw detection technology which points out imperfections which includes blurriness or eyes blinking in a picture.

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The Note 9 is 4G LTE compatible which is pretty normal given that it isn’t a new technology. Also, it is laden with Bluetooth 5.0 which is also not a new technology to rock Samsung’s airwaves.

 

Hardware

There are two variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The first variant is characterized by 6GB ROM with 128GB internal storage which is upgradable to up to 512GB with microSD while the second variant comes with 8GB ROM and 512GB internal storage which has microSD support which is upgradable up to 1TB of storages.  The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or latest Exynos chip. The chipset is region dependent. The US device has Qualcomm chipset while the UK and Europe’s handsets have the Exynos.

While other competitors have been making giants strides with their monstrous batteries, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is laden with 4000mAh battery while is considered relatively standard compared with other phone manufacturers like Huawei who are challenging for the top spot of most phone shipments. However, this is a massive improvement from the Note 8 which features 3300mAh battery.

The USB Type-C port has a quick charging support. In the same vein, the Galaxy Note 9 has wireless charging support too.

 

Software

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is supported by Android Oreo 8.1 alongside Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. It is certain that the Note 9 can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie when it is made available for Samsung devices.  Also, the new Bixby 2.0 makes its first appearance on the Note 9. The Samsung Assistant comes with speedier and more enhanced performances.

Adobe has introduced Adobe Scan for Bixby Vision – essentially meaning you can use Bixby Vision to create PDF documents. Working in tandem with Bixby, Scan uses AI and  Adobe Sensei to transform the phone into a portable PDF scanner – rather like the technology also available in other apps like Dropbox. Going a step further though, there are also image tools that mean you can do all the usual stuff like crop and rotate as well as reorder, delete or add pages and adjust colours.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Complete Specifications

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCHAnnounced2018, August
StatusAvailable

 

BODYDimensions161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight201 g (7.09 oz)
BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/waterproof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– Stylus (Bluetooth integration)

 

DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– Always-on display

 

PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetExynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 – USA/LATAM, China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China

 

MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERADual12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

 

SELFIE CAMERASingle8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Video1440p@30fps

 

SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioNo
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURESSensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

 

BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

 

MISCColorsMetallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price

The 6GB/128GB variant is available for $1000 while the 8GB/512GB variant is available for $1,250.

Posted by Kunle Okenla

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