Samsung launched its latest Galaxy Note9 device on August 9, 2018, in New York City. The device boasts of a new Bluetooth connected S Pen and their most intelligent camera yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 will be available starting August 24, 2018, in a few countries. It will be available in the following colours: Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper with match S Pen and Ocean Blue with a yellow S Pen.
The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. An update to Android 9 Pie can be expected soon.
“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
Read on to know about the new features of the Samsung Galaxy Note9, Specifications, pre-booking price, shipping date and offers.
Updated features of the S Pen
The signature S Pen of the Samsung Galaxy Note series makes a serious comeback with Bluetooth capabilities on the Note9 that allows the pen to even work as a pointing stick to clicking photos, flipping pages and more from a distance of up to 10metres.
It began as a tool for writing but now with the Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, you can take pictures, present slides, pause and play videos and much more. Developers also have the option to integrate the S Pen’s new BLE functionalities into their apps.
Enhanced camera intelligence
The company claims that the Galaxy Note9 sports the smartest camera in their lineup yet. It’s special because it uses intelligence to identify elements such as scene and subject in a photo.
The smart camera has 20 preset categories and instantly optimises the elements based on the category, which results in lifelike images with bold colours and dynamic definition.
Samsung Galaxy Note9’s intelligent camera will also let you know if a shot doesn’t come right so that you can take another picture instantly.
A notification appears as soon as the image is clicked if it’s blurry, the subject blinked, the lens is smudged or the backlight isn’t quite right.
The camera also boasts of noise reduction technology, a dual aperture lens that adjusts to light like the human eye and helps you take a relatively better shot even in low-light conditions.
Display and Design
Samsung Galaxy Note9 features an edge-to-edge 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440. 516ppi). It weighs 201grams with 8.8mm thickness.
The Galaxy S Pen dimensions: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.37mm, and it weighs 3.1g. The device also carries a IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is powered by a 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (2.7GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad).
Memory and Storage
The latest device in the Galaxy Note line comes in two variants. One with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and another with 8GB RAM and 512GB internal memory. Both the variants have a MicroSD slot which supports up to 512GB of external storage.
Rear Camera: Galaxy Note9 sports a dual-camera at the back with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). It has a wide-angle, super speed dual pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS lens and another telephoto 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS lens.
Front Camera: It sports a 8MP AF, F1.7 single-lens camera upfront.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is backed by a 4000mAh battery, which is supported by fast charging capabilities for both wired and wireless charging options.
Wire charging is compatible with Quick charge 2.0 and AFC. Wireless charging is compatible with WPC and PMA.
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac(2.4GHz)
- VHT80 MU-MIMO
- Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
- USB Type-C
- Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou4)
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Gyro Sensor
- Geomagnetic Sensor
- Hall Sensor
- Heart Rate Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
- RGB Light Sensor
- Iris Sensor
- Pressure Sensor
- Lock Type: Pattern, PIN, Password
- Biometric Locks: Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner, facial recognition
- Intelligent scan: Iris scan and facial recognition are combined to provide enhanced security for certain authentication services
Single: One nano SIM and one MicroSD slot.
Hybrid: One nano SIM and one nano SIM (or one MicroSD card).
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 (6GB/128GB) is available on pre-order for INR 67,900. Alongside you also get a offer on Gear Sport that’ll be available for INR 4999 along with either of the following offers: an INR 6000 cashback on HDFC credit card or an option to pay via EMI as low as 5657.57 per month.
Pre-booked devices will start shipping on August 20, 2018.
The Galaxy Note9 (8GB/512GB) is available on pre-order for INR 84,900. In addition to the aforementioned offers, users can also avail INR 6000 cashback if buying the device at PayTM Mall. The minimum EMI value also increases to INR 7544 per month.
Samsung Upgrade Program
Samsung is offering an additional INR 6000 if you exchange one of these smartphones for the Galaxy Note9:
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Huawei P9
- Mi Mix 2
- Motorola Moto Z
- Motorola Moto Z2 Play Dual SIM
- OnePlus 3
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 5
- Oppo F7
- Oppo R11
- Oppo R11 Plus
- Sony Xperia XZ
- Sony Xperia XZs
- Sony Xperia Z5
- Vivo V7 Plus
- Vivo V9
- Vivo X9s Plus
- Vivo Xplay5 Lite
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