Here are the details of the newly launched successor to the Galaxy Note 8, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Now, thanks to that announcement, as we have all the information, including device specs, price and release date for what is sure to be the hottest phablet of the year 2018.
As part of Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York City, South Korea-based company has officially introduced Galaxy Note 9 to the world. Many rumors or predictions previously had by the analysts on the hardware wouldn’t be a huge overhaul from last year’s device in terms of its actual physical product design, and that has turned out to be entirely accurate.
Also, we have the device with a stagnant design. As promised to offer a stunning 6.4-inch 2960-by-1440 Super AMOLED display. This has been mounted as part of Samsung’s “Infinity Display” design. Albeit with a slightly reduced bottom bezel.
On the camera front, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 has an improved dual-camera system, with both sensors sitting at 12MP, and much like the S9+, features the Dual Aperture – that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture depending on the available light. Note 9 ships with Samsung’s AI-based camera software, automatically offer the best shooting mode for the perceived conditions.
The secondary 12MP Telephoto lens also there on the device for live focus for bokeh effects with background blur, similar to last year’s Galaxy S9 Plus.
Battery wise, Samsung has also added an improved internal battery (intros as Anti-Note 7 hardware), which have a 4,000 mAh cell inside the device. This represents a 20% boost over last year’s model and should be good enough for all-day usage on a single charge.
Iris scanner, fingerprint, an improved DeX, and a partnership with Epic Games to launch Fortnite on its devices during a beta program finalize this recent unveiling.
samsung also opted to furnish the Note 8 with a Snapdragon 845 processor complete with 6GB or 8GB of RAM depending on the model that consumer chooses and how much they really want to spend or pay for the privilege of owning a Note 9.
And, the base model offers an internal 128GB storage but those who want to pay the upgrade fees and also looking forward to having the high-end model will be able to get 512GB alongside their 8GB RAM. Form all its performance perspective, like most flagship Samsung models, users can expect something performant and highly fluid that does the Android OS total justice.
Speaking of the Android front, the Note 9 will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box but should also benefit from an Android 9 Pie upgrade almost immediately.
By the way, it has an improved S Pen stylus with Bluetooth support that has a button on its surface along with a clicker on the bottom that lets you take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more. Many consumers will be buying the Note model for the Samsung S-Pen, will definitely notice an improvement with this one.
All-new Note 9 also offers Bluetooth connectivity, which will even be able to function as a non-tethered remote for things like snapping a picture via the camera due to its Bluetooth functionality. It has stereo speakers tuned by AKG and supports Dolby Atmos, similar to the S9 series. AR Emoji uses machine learning on the device to analyze and map more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions. This hardware supports both wired Adaptive fast charging as well as wireless fast charging.
The Note 9 comes in 4 different flavors/finishes, including Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black, and Ocean Blue. It comes in a variety of new colors, including yellow and somewhat precise, which has been making some buzz paired with the Ocean Blue colored Note 9.
Pricing for the entry-level 128GB model starts at $999.99. That jumps up to $1,249.00 for those who want the 512GB option, in the United States. It will be available from August 24, 2018, with pre-orders starting today, August 10, 2018.