Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event held today in New York. In the past, the Galaxy Note-series devices used to stand out from the crowd with the super large display. Now in 2018, there are smartphones which are even coming with a 6.9-inch display. However, the exclusive features of the Galaxy Note series also evolved with improvements of S Pen, DeX and many more. Now, let’s talk about the what the company has to offer with the all-new Galaxy Note 9.
Apart from minor changes, the design of the all-new Galaxy Note 9 looks similar to the last year’s Galaxy Note 8. The rear-facing fingerprint sensor which is sitting beside the camera’s lens is now placed beneath the dual camera setup. The new Note device continues to come with the glass back body along with 7000 series aluminum frame. The front and back of the device come protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
The device comes in 6GB/8GB of RAM and will be available in 128GB and 512GB storage options. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage up to another 512GB. Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 9 comes powered by in-house Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, largest we have ever seen on a Galaxy Note device. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Lavender Copper color options.
Only the Midnight Black color option comes with a limited-edition S Pen in yellow color. Not only the new S Pen comes in funky yellow color, it now comes with Bluetooth connectivity. Talking about the dual rear cameras, the Galaxy Note 9 sports a 12MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom and a 12MP wide-angle sensor with variable aperture (f/1.5 – f/2/4). The cameras come with optical image stabilization (OIS) and Dual Pixel Auto Focus. On the front, the device sports a single 8MP sensor and supports portrait mode.
The device can record 4K videos along with super slo-mo videos at 960 fps. With the Intelligent Scan, the Galaxy Note 9 uses both the iris scanner and front-facing camera to offer more accurate face unlock. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 UI on top. It also comes equipped with Bixby 2.0 and a dedicated hardware button for trigger Bixby. It also comes water carbon cooling system for keeping the temperature in check. With the new $75 dual wireless charger, both the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch can be charged simultaneously.
The device also uses the loudspeaker and earpiece to offer stereo sound effect which are tuned by AKG and supports Dolby’s Atmos 3D simulated surround sound technology. It also supports Samsung’s adaptive fast charging technology and comes with a USB Type-C port. In the US, the Galaxy Note 9 with 6GB and 8GB RAM will be retailing for $999.99 and $1,249.99 respectively. On the same launch stage, Epic Games also announced the Fornite for Android which will be exclusive for Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 for a limited time.