Its official, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was finally unveiled to the world on Thursday. The phone was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event held in New York and comes with a 6.4-inch display, just the leaks before the launch had suggested.
The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note 9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.
“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. “Note fans are Samsung’s most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives.”
Samsung has made a lot of upgrades on the Note 9. One notable feature is the addition of Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support on the S Pen. With just a click, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more. Samsung says developers can even integrate the S Pen’s new, advanced BLE functionalities into their apps later this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Product Specifications
|Display||6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)|
|Camera||Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS
– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Front: 8MP AF, F1.7
|Body||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68 (BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.37mm, 3.1g, IP68)|
|AP||10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)
10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz)
*May differ by market and mobile operator
|Memory||6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
|SIM Card||Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Network||Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
|Authentication||Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition
|Audio||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|
The Galaxy Note 9 will come in four colors – Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple. The pricing would start at Ksh. 100, 000 in the US for the 128GB version and Ksh. 125, 000 for the 512GB version. Samsung has not yet announced the local price for the device.