The latest $1,000 flagship from Samsung has arrived in the form of the Galaxy Note 9 and everyone is very excited about it. We as well.
It wasn’t too hard to guess what the next Galaxy Note will be like – it’s a bigger Galaxy S9+ with an S-Pen. But, this phone is more than that.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung’s biggest, heftiest device yet: It has a 6.4-inch screen, a gigantic 4,000 mAh battery, and up to 1 terabyte of storage.
The design isn’t much changed as its predecessor and that’s disappointing for anyone looking for an iPhone X-like innovation from Samsung. The fingerprint scanner it’s smaller and moved underneath the camera, instead of next to it.
It comes in two variants: 128GB internal storage with 6GB of RAM and massive 512GB internal storage with 8GB RAM memory, and of course, both versions have the option for memory card up to 512GB. If you buy the 512GB version and put in it another 512GB memory card – you’ll have 1TB in your pocket, which is awesome!
The camera is better, with a dual 12MP rear setup that has dual-aperture technology, and can record Super Slow Mo videos.
The S Pen now has Bluetooth for remote-controlled shortcuts that, unlike the Bixby button, are customizable. With the S pen remote-control you can change the music, switch between front and rear camera, take a picture, etc.
Here are the the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9:
- Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back; IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple color schemes.
- Display: 6.4″ Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’, 2,960x1440px resolution, 18.5:9 (2.06:1) aspect ratio, 514ppi; HDR10 compliant (no Dolby Vision).
- Rear camera: Primary 12MP, Type 1/2.55″ sensor, f/1.5-2.4 aperture, 26mm equiv. focal length, dual pixel PDAF, OIS; Secondary 12MP, Type 1/3.4″ sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 52mm equiv. focal length, autofocus, OIS; 2x zoom. 2160p/60fps, 1080p/240fps slow motion, 720p/960fps super slow-motion video recording.
- Front camera: 8MP, f/1.7 aperture, autofocus; 1440p/30fps video recording.
- OS/Software: Android 8.1 Oreo; Samsung Experience 9.0; Bixby virtual assistant; Smart Connect, Smart Connect Home
- Chipsets: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: octa-core CPU (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver), Adreno 630 GPU. Exynos 9810: octa-core CPU (4x3rd-gen Mongoose 2.7GHz + 4xCortex-A55 1.8GHz), Mali-G72 MP18 GPU.
- Memory: 6/8GB of RAM; 128/512GB of storage; microSD slot for cards up to 512GB.
- Battery: 4,000mAh Li-Po (sealed); Adaptive Fast Charging (same as S7/S8/S9); QuickCharge 2.0 support; WPC(Qi)&PMA wireless charging.
- Connectivity: Single-SIM, Dual-SIM available in certain markets (hybrid slot); LTE-A, 4-Band/5-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.18 (1.2Gbps/150Mbps); USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MU-MIMO; GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.
- Misc: Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen stylus with 4096 pressure levels and multimedia controls, Fingerprint/iris/face recognition; stereo speakers tune by AKG; 3.5mm jack; bundled AKG headphones; DeX dock compatibility.
I haven’t tested the phone yet, but as I’ve see from the all reviews on YouTube and read a lot about the phone, I think that this phone is just beast. But, as a Galaxy S9 Plus user, I don’t think that it’s worth changing.
One year later, here are the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus.