Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Key Specs and 128GB built-in storage, the new Galaxy Note 9 is essentially focusing on productivity aspects that no other flagship smartphone is offering. Galaxy Note 9 re-imagines the S-Pen stylus the phablet series’ biggest feature. With a new Bluetooth-powered stylus, Samsung hopes to open new doors to further boost mobile productivity. The S-Pen in the Galaxy Note 9 is way more than a plastic pen for scribbling. For the first time, Samsung has tried to make the S-Pen stylus smart. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 equipped with 128GB built-in storage for storing files.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Key Specs and Features
- 6.4-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi)
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Samsung Experience UI)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB/512GB built-in storage, up to 512GB memory card supported
- Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
- S Pen with bluetooth
- IP68 water and dust proof
- Samsung Pay and NFC
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- Face ID
- 4000mAh non removable Li–Ion battery
Design And Display
Samsung Galaxy Note 9, however, Samsung is continuing with its promise to deliver a notch-less almost bezel-less display in design. The sides are a bit trimmed making the smartphone more compact to hold. The real difference in design is at the back of phone. The Galaxy Note 9 features a horizontally-places dual-lens setup with the fingerprint scanner placed at a convenient location just below the camera module. Talking about the fingerprint scanner, it’s a bit small and users will need to get used to it. Apart from these changes, the phone has stark similarity to the Note 8.
The Samsung Note 9 also features an all-glass design and the build quality is premium. It feels a bit heavy at 200 grams but it’s a solid device, built to last. As the focus this time is on the S-Pen, Samsung has introduced a new colour combination for it. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in four colours — Black (with Black S-Pen), Purple (with Purple S-pen), Copper (with Copper S-Pen) and Ocean Blue (with Yellow S-Pen). Interestingly, the default font colour of the off-screen screen memo is now similar to the colour of the S-Pen.
Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Quad HD+ resolution of 2960×1440 pixels and 516 pixel per inch density. It is among the finest display in flagship phones. Sunlight visibility is excellent and the Infinity Display manages to provide an edge-to-edge bezel-less immersive feel. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and promises to prevent scratches. We highly recommend that you invest in a cover to protect the rear glass from accidental falls and minor scratches.
Hardware And Software
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 house Snapdragon 845 chip with Octa-core and Qualcomm SDM845 processor for 6GB/8GB RAM respectively with smooth performance. while Adreno 630/Mali-G72 MP18 for 6GB/8GB RAM handle the graphic processor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Key Specs and 128GB built-in storage, ii aided 6GB/8GB RAM for smooth running of heavy apps and 128GB/512GB built-in storage for storing files. Galaxy Note 9 runs the Android version Android 8.1 Oreo (Samsung Experience UI).
In India, the Galaxy Note 9 will run on the the company’s flagship 2.7GHz 64-bit octa-core Exynos 9810 processor. This is the same processor that powers the company’s current-generation flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Keeping performance in mind, Samsung claims that its Note 9 is 33% faster than the Note 8 and has deployed bigger carbon fibre heat pipes with water inside to dissipate heat. The Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the box.
We used the Galaxy Note 9 for editing Full HD videos along with moderate gaming and didn’t find the device becoming hot. The Galaxy Note 9 offers a smooth experience overall and within the week’s usage, since its launch, we haven’t found the device stuttering during multitasking as well as heavy gaming. The device is built to deliver on multitasking and productivity fronts and Samsung has indeed optimized the Galaxy Note 9 accordingly. Interestingly, we found the mobile and Wi-Fi internet speeds to be faster on the Galaxy Note 9 thanks to the customized Cat. 18 LTE modem in the Exynos 9810 SoC.
As far as the camera is concerned, Samsung has used the same hardware module that is available in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S9+. There is a dual-camera setup at the back with a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.5 and f/2.4 dual aperture and a 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Both the lenses have optical image stabilization. At the front, there is an 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture for selfies.
Talking about enhancements in the camera, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with AI-power software that detects flaws in the images that you have clicked. The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a range of camera modes along with bokeh effect on both front and back. There is AR Emoji along with several live stickers. The Pro mode in the camera offers greater control while clicking images. As far as image quality is concerned, the Galaxy Note 9 clicks greats photographs in all lighting conditions and with true colours. This is, without any doubt, one of the best camera phones in the market right now. Talking about video recording, the camera supports recording up to 3840 x 2160 UHD format in 60 FPS. It supports slow-motion video along hyper lapse recording. The camera will easily impress be it for clicking photographs or while recording video.
Enhanced Productivity And S-Pen
Galaxy Note device users are already aware of the functions of the stylus and how it can really boost productivity like you can even create PowerPoint presentation on-the-go. The new Galaxy Note 9’s S-Pen now supports low-power Bluetooth making it way more useful than ever.With Bluetooth, several new features are now available for the S-Pen. You can use it as a clicker during a presentation or a remote trigger to capture photos and more. You can even control playback of videos.
The Galaxy Note 9 alerts users about the battery life of the S-Pen and the stylus just takes 40-seconds to get fully-charged. In real life usage, it is difficult to drain the battery of the S-Pen. And even without battery, you can use it for all purposes except for Bluetooth connectivity. You will just have to insert the S-Pen in the Note 9 to charge it.
In the new Galaxy Note 9, you can just use any USB Type-C to HDMI dongle to connect the smartphone to any monitor to show a presentation or any other content on the big screen while continuing to work independently on your device. So, despite the device being connected to a screen, you can use it to take calls or play games or to do anything else.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by non-removable Li-ion 4000mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810
- GPU: Adreno 630/Mali-G72 MP18
- Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
- Colours: Metallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black
- Dimension: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 201g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.4-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 12MP camera, 2160p Video@60fps 1080p Video@240fps, 720p Video@960fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP camera,Dual video call, Auto-HDR 1440p Video@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat 18 1200/200Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1
- Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: Yes
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: Yes
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes