Here’s (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Galaxy Note 9

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 5 Comments

The official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch is just about two days away. So far, we have seen a ton of leaks about the device. We have seen how it looks, what features it will include, and how much it will cost. And today, there’s been another leak which breaks down all the features of the device in detail.

First posted by Redditor Wan997 and German site WinFuture, we nearly have the full spec sheet of the device. It will ship with a 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED device with 2960×1440 pixels, and the “largest Galaxy Note Infinity” display ever. It will come with the Snapdragon 845, plus 128GB and 512GB storage options, and up to 8GB of RAM.

The bigger change is going to be seen on the camera: like the S9+, Samsung is including a 12MP camera setup on the back. The camera will feature Samsung’s variable aperture system, which will allow users to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The camera will also include “revolutionary” features that are capable of intelligently adapting the color settings like white balance, exposure, etc. to ensure it’s “nearly impossible to take a bad shot.”

For the battery, Samsung is pushing the Note 9’s battery to 4,000mAh from the Note 8’s 3,300mAh — a significant upgrade, for sure. Samsung is also including a new S Pen with the Galaxy Note 9. The updated S Pen now includes Bluetooth, letting users control their camera, presentations, and other apps with their S Pen wirelessly — much like the Surface Pen. The company is even upgrading the DeX experience to enable users to connect the device to an external monitor and use  DeX without needing a docking station.

And now, let’s talk about the pricing: the device will be available for £899, with the 512GB model coming in at £1099. As for the color options, Samsung will be selling the Note 9 in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lilac Purple.

That’s around £30 more than the Note 8, though US pricing of the device remains unknown at the moment. Samsung will be giving away free 15,000 Fortnite V-Bucks to everyone who pre-orders the device, or you can also choose a Value Pack (consisting of an AKG headphone, and some other accessories) instead. For an additional $99, you can apparently get both when pre-ordering. Fortnite for Android will launch exclusively on the Galaxy Note 9, so this is kind of a big deal.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Here’s (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Galaxy Note 9”

  1. jprestig

    I loved the Note 8 but ended up going back to an iPhone. The battery on the Note 8 was not that great. With this bump in battery, the Note is looking tempting again.

  2. briantlewis

    I'm interested to see if the touch on the upgrade timeline for Android 9.

  3. mmcpher

    I am mildly curious. The new S-Pen is all well and good, but they needed to firm up overall S-Pen integration. I'm unclear about the bluetooth utility for the S-Pen and to the extent I would use it as some sort of external pointer or control for other devices, I would have concerns that I would lose it.

  4. rmlounsbury

    I'm pretty much on board with getting this at launch.

  5. wolters

    The Note is always tempting for me as I had the Note's 5, 7 and 8 before settling in with the Pixel. Now that I have Android 9 (Pie), it will be a little hard to leave those kinds of updates. It will be interesting if Samsung will mention the Pie upgrade on Thursday, which I wonder might be sooner than later for once, with project Treble.