Samsung has released its much awaited Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at a launch event in the United States. Ahead of the IFA Berlin event, this year South Korean giant seemed quite eager to introduce its new flagship. Maybe because how impressive they feel it is. It is unconfirmed whether we are currently looking at the last of its family smartphone. Because there were rumours that Samsung could stop the Note family at Note 9. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available beginning on August 24. The prices start at 128GB/6GB of RAM model for $999 (approximately Rs 69,000) and a top-tier 512GB/8GB of RAM version for $1,250 (approximately Rs 86,000).
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What’s new?
Samsung has always been brilliant with display technology, and we expected nothing less. With a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel, it shines with a 2960 x 1440 pixel resolution, amounting to a pixel density of 514ppi. Plus, the panel is HDR10 complaint and supports the always-on functionality. The Galaxy Note 9 will come in four colours: Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper. And of course, the new Yellow colour S-Pen comes in tow.
The US variant will be shipping with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, whereas the international variant will pack Exynos 9810 SoC. This is quite usual, nothing new here. The Note 9 packs up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. It will be running on Samsung’s custom interface based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Sorry, no Android Pie here yet.
What are the camera specs?
As far as the camera department is concerned, it comes packed with a dual 12MP lens. Where the primary lens offers variable aperture from f/1.5 to f/2.4 and is of 1.4-micron pixel size. The secondary lens has a f/2.4 aperture and claimed to offer lossless 2X optical zoom. For selfie captures, it has an 8MP f/1.7 aperture shooter. Samsung also touted the intelligent camera features like Scene Recognition.
And of course, it has an S Pen. It is a very advanced version now with the ability to shoot handsfree with it thanks to the support of Bluetooth LE. You can use it to play and pause YouTube videos and flip through some slides in Microsoft Powerpoint. But, you need to charge it to use these features.
Talking about the connectivity features, the new Note 9 offers DeX, ANT+, Bluetooth 5.0, high-speed gigabit connection and more. The battery capacity on this one is at 4000mAh, which is an impressive improvement from its predecessor. There is a support of fast charging wired and wirelessly both. Also, Fortnite will be available exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones starting today. The Note 9 will come with AKG-tuned speakers and advanced cooling for better performance.
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