This stylus-equipped device, which follows the Note 8 from last year and the explosive (quite literally) Note 7 before that, arrives with some key differences that sets it apart from its predecessor, including a new processor, an improved and manual dual aperture rear camera, bolstered battery life, repositioned fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers tuned by AKG, and, surprisingly, a body that8217;s bigger.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Everything you need to know
The Galaxy Note 9 is 15g heavier, 0.4mm thicker, and 0.3mm wider. It features a 6.4-inch (2960215;1440-pixel resolution) Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.35 GHz quad-core) processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 512GB of internal storage with microSD card (up to 512GB) expansion, and a 4,000mAh battery that supports USB-C, Quick Charge 4.0 and wireless charging.
In terms of cameras, Samsung essentially took the same dual camera setup from the Galaxy S9 Plus and added some 8220;Intelligence Camera8221; features to the mix. There8217;s a 12-megapixel sensor (with f1.5 and f2.4 dual aperture and OIS) and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor (with f2.4 aperture and OIS ). There8217;s also an 8-megapixel (with f1.7aperture) selfie snapper on the front of the phone.
Samsung said the Galaxy Note 98217;s camera combination is able to smartly identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, then it automatically classifies it into one of 20 categories, and, finally, it can optimise the saturation, white balance, brightness, and contrast. It also has a flaw detection feature that instantly spots and alerts you of things like blurriness so you can take another shot.
Other phone features include IP68-level water and dust resistance and a revamped S-Pen, the latter of which is what truly separates the Galaxy Note 9 from its stablemates. The new S Pen stylus comes with Bluetooth Low-Energy, so with just a click of its button, you can take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play music, and more. It charges in the phone in under a minute, too.
If any of this interests you, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple in both carrier and unlocked versions. The 6GB RAM/128GB storage model costs $999.99, while the 8GB RAM/512GB storage model costs $1,249.99. They will be available in stores and online beginning 24 August 2018. Samsung said it will open pre-orders at 12:01am EDT on 10 August 2018.
Consumers who pre-order between 10 August and 23 August 2018 can choose a pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones ($299 value) or the Fortnite Galaxy skin with 15,000 V-bucks ($150 value) for free. Or, they can get both additions for just $99 ($449 value).