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The Galaxy Note 9 Finally here On Hand Review
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The Galaxy Note 9 Finally here On Hand Review

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Samsung finally unveiled its flagship Galaxy Note 9 device during the mega launch event in New York City on Thursday 9 August 2018 and it turns out the spec rumors were a bit much on point. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 brings very little changes when it comes to design buts a little bigger, colorful,  powerful than the previous Note phones. There is no much difference in the design to Galaxy Note 8. Galaxy Note 9 is one of the powerful devices in 2018 with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, 4,000mAh battery which lasts for a whole day task performance, and up to 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.  The fingerprint sensor on the Note 9 is now placed below the camera unlike the Note 8 which was placed beside the camera. The Galaxy Note 9 is set to run Qualcomm SnapDragon 845 processor chipset in the U.S., and a negligibly larger 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 2,960 x 1,440 resolution and 18.5:9 screen ratio.

 

Galaxy Note 9 specs out of the box:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Display 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
2,960 x 1,440 resolution (Quad HD+)
516 ppi
18.5:9 screen ratio
SoC Global: 10 nm, 64-bit, octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.8 GHz quad + 1.7 GHz quad)

U.S.: 10nm, 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP18 (Exynos)
Adreno 630 (Snapdragon)
RAM 6GB or 8GB RAM
LPDDR4
Storage 128GB or 512GB
microSD expansion up to 512GB
Cameras Rear: Dual camera with dual OIS
Wide-angle: SuperSpeed Dual Pixel 12 MP AF sensor with OIS, f/1.5, and f/2.4 apertures
Telephoto: 12 MP AF sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 2x zoom front: 8 MP AF sensor, f/1.7 aperture
Audio Stereo speakers tuned by AKG, surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology

Audio formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE

Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Battery 4,000mAh battery
Non-removable
Fast Wired Charging compatible with QC 2.0
Fast Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
IP rating IP68
Sensors Iris
Pressure
Accelerometer
Barometer
Fingerprint
Gyro
Geomagnetic
Hall
HR
Proximity
RGB Light
Network Enhanced 4X4 MIMO/CA, LAA, LTE Cat. 18
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz)
VHT80 MU-MIMO
1024QAM
Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
ANT+
USB Type-C
NFC
Location: GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
SIM Single nano-SIM
Authentication Lock type: Pattern, PIN, password

Biometric lock type: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, face recognition, Intelligent Scan

Software Android 8.1 with Samsung Experience
Dimensions and weight 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
201g
Colors Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper

Good news, the rumor about the camera improvement of the Note 9 is actually which came with a dual 12MP rear setup that has a dual-aperture technology, which can also record Super Slow-Mo videos

 

 

Storage

The smartphone is the first to package a 1TB with unlimited data and generous cloud storage plans. There is no such thing as storage issue with the Note 9 which it seems Samsung is more focus on. The 512GB version of the Galaxy Note comes with 8GB of RAM while the 128GB version comes with 6GB of RAM. Plus an additional of 512GB microSD card which can storage to 1TB.

The 4,000mAh battery

Samsung Note family has always been known for packing long battery life, though in recent years. The Galaxy Note also wasn’t left behind coming with a large of 4000mAh ceiling. The battery capacity is enough to take a daily task and play most of the intensive games like PUBG.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also come with Duo (a new wireless charger) power enough to charge two smartphones or One smartphone and Galaxy Watch. It comes with a 25W model which fills up the Note’s battery quicker.

Thankfully the battery size is common to both devices, unlike the storage which varies in both. It also has a flash Charging features with Fast Wireless Charging.

 

S Pen with Bluetooth

Samsung has finally posted some interesting features into the S pen making it better than the previous pen. The next-generation pen now uses Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) which can be used as a remote control for your phone. You can now the button which triggers the camera shutter, taking a selfie and control music playback. The S Pen button can also be used to unlock the phone and launch your favorite app.

The S Pen charges by drawing power while docked with the Galaxy Note 9 in which Samsung claims 40 seconds of charge time run you about 30 minutes of standby battery.

There will also be a release of SDK this fall, giving the third-party developer removable control over their application

 

Camera Style

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 dual rear with low-light defeating and telephoto-zooming camera lenses and single front cameras also received upgraded. The dual 12MP cameras with dual aperture and optical image stabilization to switch between a f/1.5 aperture for low-light photography and a f/2.4 aperture for normal lighting conditions. Galaxy Note 9 also comes with advanced noise reduction technology.

Android OS

Unfortunately, Galaxy Note 9 comes with Android Oreo missing the Android update with more security and lot features that the previous version “Android Pie”

 

Galaxy Note 9 release date and price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will become available starting from August 24 In US stores. But pre-order starts today August 10 at 12:01 am EDT. The 128GB model will cost $999.99 unlocked while the 512GB Galaxy Note 9 will cost a whopping $1249.99 both  available at AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Samsung.com

Aluko Ibukun A twenty-something web designer / social media manager / Graphics designer based majorly on tech news and gadgets update. Passionate about web design, HTML/CSS, beautifying things and internet marketing. Follow me on Instagram @ ajgrafiz

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