Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is here and seems like the device is just a tiny upgrade over the previous versions. However, if one reads the spec sheet then it is amazing how much this device has encompassed. It is not like the iPhone X and does not support Android P but it is still a very awesome device. If you are a Samsung Galaxy series enthusiast then the details below will greatly interest you.
Starting with the look of the device, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is slim with a 6.4 inch super AMOLED screen. The pixel resolution of 2960 x 1440 is extremely sharp and gives vibrant colors. The bezels are thin and it would please you to know that the top bezel does not stick out anymore. There is a bit of bezel on the bottom of the device and a tiny fluctuation in the height of the phone. The power button is on the right and the volume keys on the left, on the same side you will find the Bixby button. All the buttons are easy to access.
Good news, the headphone jack still exists and is located on the bottom edge. Adjacent to it is the USB Type C charging port, bottom firing speaker, and S Pen. Infinity display curves to the rear making for a comfortable grip.
The fingerprint sensor has shifted below the dual camera module, making it easier to reach. The glass rear supports a camera module where the middle camera is bigger than the left. The flash and other sensors are located on the right. Overall the device looks more elegant. The device is water and dust resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is available in Lavender Purple and Ocean Blue. The wide color scheme makes it more luxurious.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and a new water carbon cooling system. You guessed it right, there is water in a tiny amount in the phone. The thermal spreader is also three times larger, according to Samsung. This makes sure that the processor stays cool during extensive tasks like gaming.
Android 8.0 Oreo is running on the phone and you can play Fortnite on the device. The Note 9 is available in two models: A device with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and the other with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB storage. The phone also has a MicroSD Card slot to add more storage space.
The dual-lens module on the back comprises two 12-megapixel lenses with dual optical image stabilization, and one lens has mechanical disks that enable variable aperture. That means the primary lens can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture, which will allow the Note 9 to excel with low-light photography. The second lens has a f/2.4 aperture, and it can handle 2x optical zoom. It’s also used for Samsung’s portrait mode, also known as Live Focus.
The company has incorporated AI in the camera which means that the camera can detect up to 20 scenes. Scene optimizer learns from the scenes after going through hundreds of images. The 8-megapixel front-facing camera has a f/1.7 aperture, and it should take good selfies. You can also access AR Emojis here, in case you want to turn into a Disney character, or someone else.
Samsung fitted a large 4,000mAh battery inside the Note 9 which might explain the thickness of the device. The Galaxy Note 9 will set you back $1,000 for the base 128GB model. The 512GB model with 8GB of RAM has a price tag of $1,250.
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