Samsung has officially launched Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and apparently, it looks similar to Note 8 except the increased price. But on a closer inspection, Samsung has made certain important changes in Note 9.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the biggest display ever seen in a Samsung Phone. Samsung Note 9 has 6.4-inches display compared to 6.3-inch screen infinity display of Note 8. 18.5:9 aspect ratio same as Note 8’s aspect ratio. Note 9 has 83.4% screen-to-body ratio while Note 8 has 83.2% screen-to-body ratio. These changes are so slight that they are not noticeable at all.
There is a marginally small difference in size and weight the phones with Note 9’s 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm dimensions and 201g weight while Note 8’s 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm dimensions and 195g weight.
In terms of the location of its buttons, the fingerprint sensor has been moved from beside the rear camera to under it.
Another noticeable change in Note 9 is the bright yellow S Pen. For the first time, Samsung has equipped its S Pen with Bluetooth LE. This means faster functionality like remote shutter operation of the camera, clicker in presentations and a playback music control. Furthermore, S Pen charges automatically through the supercapacitor so it hardly takes any battery from the phone.
Other than this the IP68 water and dust resistance feature, USB-C charging, 3.5mm headphone jack is the same as that of Note 8.
Samsung Note 9 has a huge 4,000mAh battery, 700mAh increase from Note 8’s battery. Also, the micro SD card supports up to 512GB storage compared to 256GB in Note 8.
The hardware of Note 9 camera is same as that of S9 plus with dual 12MP rear cameras, and a main dual aperture lens. The lens shifts between F2.4 for detailed shots to F1.5 for low light shots. Note 8 had a basic F1.7 sensor.
Pixel size, the 8MP F1.7 front camera is the same as that of Note 8.
An addition in Note 9 is the ‘Intelligent Scan’ facial recognition software. It is nothing like iPhone X’s Face ID but it is an addition to the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, Adreno 630 GPU in the US and Exynos 9810 processor, Mali-G72 MP18 GPU in the European and Asian market.
Note 8 was equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. In comparison, Note 9’s processor is 20% faster, 30% more power efficient compared to Snapdragon 835. Note 9 top-of-range phone offers 8GB RAM compared to Note 8’s 6GB RAM.
Water Carbon Cooling system
Water Carbon Cooling system has been added to Note 9 to regulate the phone temperature under pressure.
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Galaxy Note 9 with 128GB price is $999 / £899
Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB price is $1,250 / £1,099
The price is huge and simply unaffordable for the middle class. The high-end model of Note 9 has become the most expensive mass-market smartphone.
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