Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 9 with a 6.4-inch screen and powerful S Pen

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at a special event in New York – calling it the world’s most advanced smartphone. Pre-orders for the Note 9 begin on 9 August in the UK, with the device slated to start shipping on 24 August.

The company said the Galaxy Note 9 was aimed at a new generation of users and creators – and packs enough power, capacity, and battery life to give users what they want when they want it.

Samsung highlighted several features as standout qualities – which included a 6.4-inch display and a 4,000mAh battery.

The company stated that the Note 9 packs a true “all-day” battery, which is the largest ever in a Galaxy phone.

The device also comes in two storage options: 128GB or 512GB. Both also feature support for a 512GB microSD card, meaning up to 1TB of storage space can be made available.

The premium design cues that Note users know and love have been updated for the Galaxy Note9 to foster a more comfortable and streamlined mobile experience.

The Galaxy Note9’s 6.4-inch Infinity Display is the largest the series has ever seen, with plenty of room to enjoy a favourite movie or game, or write, draw or play with the connected S Pen. The device’s Die-cut metal frame looks sleek and slim and features an interplay of glossy and non-glossy finishes that exudes a premium look. The Galaxy Note9 is available in a selection of four standout colour options: Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple.

Samsung has paired the large storage and battery capacities with powerful hardware, packing a 10nm processor into the device and an LTE modem which can handle up to 1.2Gbps in network speeds.

Other new features include a Water Carbon Cooling system and on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm, which all run on top of Android 8.1.

S Pen and camera
Samsung produced a new S Pen for the Note 9, too, which features Bluetooth low-energy connectivity.

Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy Note 9

This lets owners use the pen as a remote control for the device, controlling actions such as taking photos, going through slideshows, playing and pausing videos, and more.

The new camera in the Note 9 is a further improvement for the Note range, said Samsung.

With intelligent functionality, the Note 9’s camera “takes the work out of getting the perfect picture”. This is thanks to features like Scene Optimiser, Flaw Detection (such as a person closing their eyes), and advanced noise reduction technology.

The Note 9 will also be compatible with the Samsung Dex system, added Samsung.

Other standard features on the device include fingerprint and facial recognition, IP68 rating, support for Samsung Pay and Samsung Knox, and a USB-C port.

The much-anticipated Galaxy Note 9 will be available from 24 August 2018 in four colours – Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper – with matching S Pen – and Ocean Blue with a yellow S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
OS Android 8.1
Display 6.4-inch Quad HD+ (2,960 x 1,440)
Processor 10nm 64-bit Octa-core (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz)
Storage 128GB/512GB + MicroSD up to 512GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12MP Wide Angle + 12MP Telephoto
Front Camera 8MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, NFC
Cellular LTE Cat. 18, 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA
Battery 4,000mAh
Durability IP68
Biometrics Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition
Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm / 201g

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Official Introduction

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