Samsung has just launched Galaxy Note 9 with a bigger display, huge battery and a more powerful S pen. Also, Samsung’s DeX software is now built right into the phone so you can plug it into any external display for a desktop-like experience.
The Note 9 will be sold in two configurations, there is a 128GB / 6GB RAM and a whooping 512GB/ 8GB RAM, the cost of these variants is $999 and $1250 respectively. Also you can insert a microSD card in it. Preorder begins from 10th August and the phone will be available from 24th August.
The Note 9 comes with all the latest specs of 2018. It runs on Snapdragon 845 and Samsung says it has made optimizations to the GPU. It has 6.4″ Super AMOLED Quad HD+ Display, which is phenomenal as always. It has a matte aluminum body with chamfered edges. Supporting all these features, it has a 4,000 mAh battery(hoping that it does not blast). But just in case if you want to make jokes about exploding phones, Samsung has already did a lot of safety checks before releasing the Note 9.
There is a new cooling system in Note 9. It’s too early to know whether this is ultimately just a marketing gimmick, but the company says its “Water Carbon Cooling system” is designed to ensure smooth, consistent performance during long gaming sessions when you’re playing Fortnite. Yes, the unbelievably popular battle royale game is coming to Samsung devices first, and yes, you can get in-game bonus items if you opt for the Fortnite preorder package. (The other choice is noise-canceling AKG headphones.)
The camera on the Note 9 comes straight from the S9. You have the two 12 megapixels cameras and the same dual-aperture (f/1.5 or f/2.4) trick with the primary, wide-angle camera. Both lenses have optical image stabilization.
There is a new Scene Optimizer mode which can analyze the subject you’re pointing from the camera and identify up to 20 different scenarios (food, pets, etc.). It then automatically applies changes to brightness, contrast, saturation, and white balance before you snap the shot to ensure the best possible end result. There’s always regular auto mode or manual mode if you prefer. There is also a new Flaw Detection feature that will let you know if a shot was blurry, if someone blinked, or if an image was too backlit and blown out.
The Note 9’s S Pen comes with all the same drawing prowess and levels of pressure sensitivity as last year, but now Samsung has added Bluetooth to the stylus. This lets you use the S Pen as a remote shutter for the camera. It can be your slide clicker during presentations, or you can play / pause your music apps with presses of the button. By default, pressing and holding the S Pen’s button will open the camera, but you can customize that shortcut to open any app you want. The S Pen needs to be charged before using it. It can be charged just by inserting it back into its slot on the phone. Samsung claims that it can charge for 40 seconds and deliver 30 mins of usage.
The Note 9 is definitely an extortionate purchase for the user, but considering the fact that it has all these features, i personally think that it is worth buying if you are a NOTE FAN, but let’s see how it handles the sales of Samsung this year.