If you are a fan of the Samsung Note series, here comes the new kid on the block: the Samsung Note 9. The new device comes to replace its amazing predecessor, the Note 8.
The Samsung Note 9 comes with a larger package– a larger screen, larger body and a whopping 1TB of storage option.
Of course, you cannot dispute the fact that it comes with a better camera and a wide range of modern advances that 2018 devices come with.
Samsung Note 9 features and specs
As said earlier already, this is probably the biggest Samsung smartphone you can come across at the moment.
Design and display
Just like the manufacturing company did with the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, they did not really focus on massive design changes.
The Note 9’s bezels have been slightly slimmed down, but the two phones are almost the same size — the Note 9 is a little wider and thicker, but not as tall than the Note 8. The skimpier bezels allow for a larger screen, raising it from 6.3 inches on the Note 8 to a 6.4-inch display.
It comes with a Super AMOLED panel running a 2960 x 1440 resolution, in an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Like all AMOLED screens, it shows off incredibly deep blacks and bright, vivid colors.
The Note 9 is made of glass laid over a metal frame, with Samsung’s signature curves that blend effortlessly into the curved Infinity Display that dominates the phone’s front. It’s just as fragile as ever, which means you’ll probably want a good case. Water resistance makes a return, with an IP68-rating that should see the Note 9 survive accidental drops into the pool.
This beast is powered by a massive 4,000mAh battery that should be able to keep the Note 9 going for longer. Samsung’s Adaptive fast-charging is back, and so is wireless charging. Samsung’s new Wireless Charging Duo pad will also let you charge your Note 9 and any other wireless charging capable device at the same time.
Just like most major flagships in 2018, the Samsung Note 9 comes with the Snapdragon 845 processor. However, the Note 9 promises to perform better than other devices that come with this processor. This is due to the introduction of Samsung’s new water carbon cooling system.
According to Samsung, it should be three times better at heat dissipation than the Note 8 — meaning the processor can deliver stronger performance for a longer period of time. For lovers of games, this should be a great one.
Aside these, the device runs on 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
The core of the camera tech in the Note 9 remains the same as the Galaxy S9 Plus as it comes with two 12-megapixel lenses on the back, and an 8-megapixel lens on the front.
The camera can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures based on lighting — the f/1.5 aperture will help provide better low-light photos.
The second lens adds the same 2x optical zoom, and you’ll naturally be able to take bokeh-style photographs with Samsung’s Live Focus mode.
Want more? Samsung is embracing the artificial intelligence (A.I.) revolution as the camera app now comes baked with A.I. assistance. With scene detection, the camera can identify up to 20 different scenes, and the A.I. will tune the exposure, color, and contrast to deliver a better photo. Samsung fed the A.I. hundreds of photos until it understood what a sunset or a mountain was, for example, and now it will know what changes to make for your photo to look exemplary. You can turn this off if the results are not to your liking.
There’s also Flaw Detection, which pops up if the camera detects the lens has a smudge, if there’s poor backlight in the photo, or if someone blinked.
Samsung’s Note series is always characterized by its stylus, the S Pen. This time, the S pen’s magic will fascinate you. Aside its usual features it comes with that allows you to write notes and do all sort of fancy stuff, you can now control a PowerPoint presentation with the baby. Yes, you read right!
It now comes with Bluetooth Low Energy packed in, enabling new functionality up to 30 feet away from the phone through the button on the shaft. You can control a powerpoint presentation with just the S Pen, or open the camera, switch to the selfie lens, and snap a picture — all without needing to touch the Note 9.
With this new function, it means the stylus needs to be charged but don’t worry. Putting the S Pen into your Note 9 for just 40 seconds provides 30 minutes of charge. So you’re safe.
The device is not yet in Ghana so we cannot tell for now but obviously, it’s cost can buy you a plot of land at Dodowa.
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
Samsung Experience 9.5
|Display||6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (18.5:9)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Expandable||MicroSD up to 2TB|
|Primary rear camera||12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4|
|Secondary rear camera||12MP, OIS, f/2.4, telephoto lens|
|Front camera||8MP, f/1.7, auto focus|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO, 1.2Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE|
ANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|Colors||Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple (U.S.)|
Midnight Black, Metallic Copper (intl)
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