The wait for Galaxy Note 9 ended last night as Samsung President DJ Koh took the center stage in New York. The South-Korean giant streamed the event live on samsung.com and across all popular social media channels. The newly launched Note series smartphone holds immense significance for the company, as it will be pitched against an unreleased Google’s Pixel 3 and next-gen iPhones that are scheduled for a launch in the next two months.
The phone hasn’t really changed much from its predecessor Note8 in terms of design. However, Samsung has updated the Galaxy Note 9 with Bluetooth enabled S-pen stylus, scene detection enabled dual cameras and updated Bixby assistant. Also, you will only need a USB Type-C to HDMI connector (instead of Dex) to connect your phone to any monitor.
What’s new in the Galaxy Note 9 S-Pen:
Well, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S-pen is now Bluetooth enabled and it can be used for from clicking images, to play pause videos, or to change presentation slides. That’s not all, the S-Pen can be used to control music or to unlock the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung has promised to release the S-Pen SDK for developers to develop a new way to use the S-Pen.
It takes less than a minute (40 seconds) to charge it and its battery lasts for about an hour. Regular work like doodling or jotting down notes doesn’t require power.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports the biggest ever screen on a Samsung smartphone. It houses a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED capacitive display with 2K resolution( 1440 x 2960), 18.5:9 ratio, ~514 PPI pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone encases an efficient Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU. The mobile will be available in two memory variants- 128GB and 512GB, packing 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM respectively.
Talking about the rear camera specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 carries a 12 MP main camera with f/1.5-2.4 aperture, dual pixel PDAF, and OIS, along with an auxiliary 12 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, AF, OIS, and 2x optical zoom. In selfie camera specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features an 8 MP selfie shooter with a f/1.7 aperture.
The new Note gets a new and bigger 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. Of course, it supports Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging and Wireless charging. The Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience UX interface.
Connectivity features on board in Samsung Galaxy Note9 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, No radio, USB Type-C 1.0. Sensors on board include Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price in India, Availability
In the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price starts at $999 for the 6GB RAM variant while the 8GB RAM variant is set to retail for $1250. The Galaxy Note 9 Pre-orders in the US to commence from August 10 while the phone will become available from August 24.
Samsung has also revealed the Galaxy Note 9 India price as it opened up its pre-booking in the country. The Galaxy Note 9 now can be pre-booked from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, PaytmMall.com, samsung.com online store and offline stores. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in India for the base 6GB RAM variant is Rs 67,900. The Note 9 8GB RAM and 512GB inbuilt storage variant price in India is set at Rs. 84,900. The Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders will remain open till August 21 and will go on sale on August 22.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India Launch Offers
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch offer also revealed today. There is a cashback of Rs. 6,000 courtesy HDFC Bank cards. Apart from the bank offer, Samsung is also offering an attractive discount on the pre-booking combo of the Galaxy Note 9 and Gear Sport. Under this combo, the Gear Sport watch which generally costs Rs. 22,900 will be avialable for Rs. 4,999 on pre-ordering the new handset.
Samsung Shop is also offering exchange discount of up to Rs. 6,000 on the Note 9. There’s an option for no-cost EMIs on credit cards and Bajaj FinServ cards. The phone is available in Metallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black color options.
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Samsung Note 9 gets Fortnite as exclusive for a brief time
Much awaited the Fortnite game is finally coming to Android and for the time being, it will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 and other Samsung Galaxy devices. The Fornite now available for download on its creator – Epic website and the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. The game is exclusive to Samsung phones till August 12 as confirmed by Epic games.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|Display||6.4 inches Super AMOLED capacitive display (1440 x 2960), having 18.5:9 ratio, ~514 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection|
|Processor||Exynos 9810 Octa, Adreno 630 GPU|
|Internal Storage||128/512 GB|
|Software||Android 8.1 (Oreo), SAMSUNG Experience skin|
|Selfie Camera||8 MP|
|Rear Camera||12 MP + 12 MP, Single-tone LED flashlight|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM)/Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, No radio, USB Type-C 1.0|
|Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Colors||Metallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black|
|India Price||Rs 67,900 / Rs 84,900|