Months before its release, the latest iteration of the Note Series was plagued by numerous leaks and rumors. However, the Galaxy Note9 was still one of the most awaited smartphones of 2018. It was finally unveiled in the early weeks of August and made available for sale on the 24th of the same month. Apart from the pre-sale drama, there’s a lot more to the brand new Note9. Read further to know more!
When it comes to design, Note9 is not any different from its predecessor. However, Samsung has introduced a few subtle changes including a slightly bigger screen. Likewise, the brand has now positioned the fingerprint sensor below the camera on the back of the phone. In the previous models, the fingerprint sensor was right next to the camera. Therefore, users don’t have to worry about smudging the lens anymore.
Although not very useful for everyday tasks, the new stylus comes with a twist. The S pen is now fortified with Bluetooth and is available in different colors such as purple and yellow. Moreover, it has a button and only requires a minute or so to charge the pen when inserted into the holder. Clicking the pen will also launch a handful of functions, including the camera.
Delivering a notch-less design, the Galaxy Note9 boasts of a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display along with Quad HD+ resolution of 2960×1440 pixels and 516ppi. In other words, currently, this is one of the best screens in the smartphone segment. Its ultramodern edge-to-edge display is shielded by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that prevents scratches. Moreover, the Infinity Display offers fantastic visibility in the sunlight.
Note9 incorporates the same hardware module that is utilized in the Galaxy S9+. This is great as the Galaxy S9+ has one of the best smartphone cameras in the business. The phone comes with a primary dual-lens camera, i.e., a 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.5 and f/2.4 dual aperture. Furthermore, both these lenses have optical image stabilization. The selfie camera, on the other hand, comes with an 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture.
Since the Note7 battery fiasco, Samsung has bought some significant changes to its current iteration. As compared to the Note8, Note9’s battery is bigger and better. The device is supported by a 4000mAh battery which can easily last for a day if used moderately. Note9 also supports wireless charging.
The new Note device has almost twice as much storage as the Note8. 128GB and 512GB are two internal memory options one can find in the latest model of the Note series. Furthermore, an external memory card of up to 512GB can be introduced to expand the storage for more media.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 hasn’t changed much on the outside. However, the makers have brought some impressive features and improvements to its software and hardware. If you already own a Galaxy S9+, then the Note9 won’t be such an exciting upgrade. Although, it still makes a good purchase for those people who own a Note8 because of its faster performance, long-lasting battery, and the all-new S Pen with enhanced productivity. At the moment, you can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note9 for around $999.