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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (stylized as Samsung Galaxy Note9) is an Android-based phablet designed, developed, produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy Note series. It was awarded the "Best Phone of the Year" award by Consumer Reports. It was unveiled on 9 August 2018, as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.[2][3][4]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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CodenameCrown
BrandSamsung Galaxy Note
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganThe new super powerful Note
SeriesSamsung Galaxy Note
Model
  • SM-N960x
  • (Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Compatible networks
First released9 August 2018; 10 months ago (2018-08-09)
Availability by region
Units soldUnknown
Units shippedUnknown
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Note 8
RelatedSamsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
DimensionsH: 161.9 mm (6.37 in)
W: 76.4 mm (3.01 in)
D: 8.8 mm (0.35 in)
Mass201 g (7.1 oz)
Operating systemAndroid Oreo 8.1 with Samsung Experience 9.5 Upgradable to Android Pie 9 with Samsung One UI 1.0
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 (in the U.S., Canada & China) Samsung Exynos 9810 (outside the U.S., Japan, Canada & China)
CPUExynos: Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x1.7 GHz Mongoose M3) Snapdragon: Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU
Memory6 GB (128 GB model) 8 GB (512 GB model)
Storage128 GB or 512 GB UFS 2.1
Removable storagemicroSDTF card support up to 512 GB.
Battery4000 mAh (non-removable)
Data inputsSensors:

Accelerometer
Barometer
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
Iris scanner
Geomagnetic sensor
Gyroscope
Hall sensor
Proximity sensor
Heart rate and blood oxygen saturation sensor

Other: S-Pen Physical sound volume keys

Bixby key
Display
  • 6.4 inches (162.0 mm)
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 2960x1440 px resolution, (516 ppi)
Rear cameraDual 12 MP (1.4 μm, f/1.5/2.4) + 12 MP ((1.0 μm), f/2.4), Dual OIS, 4K at 30 or 60 fps (limited to 5 min)[1], QHD at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, 720p at 30 fps and slow motion at 960 fps
Front camera8 MP (1.22 μm, f/1.7), autofocus
SoundStereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, location (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
Websitewww.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-note9/

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HistoryEdit

Many Galaxy Note 9 features were leaked before the official launch, including its S-Pen.[5] On 27 June 2018, Samsung sent out invites for the next "Unpacked" event, showing a gold S Pen image. According to that teaser, it was announced on 9 August 2018.[6][2]

On 15 July 2018, a picture was posted showing Samsung CEO DJ Koh holding a Galaxy Note 9.[7][8]

On 2 August 2018, a picture of the box with the Note 9 was posted from Russia.[9][10][11]

SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

The Note 9 has a 6.4 inches (160 mm) 1440p Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The design on the front is otherwise similar to the Note 8, using an "Infinity Display" as marketed by Samsung.

The Note 9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the U.S., Canada, China, Japan and Latin America or a Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC in the rest of the world. It has 128 or 512 GB storage options. The 128 GB model has 6 GB of RAM while the 512 GB has 8 GB of RAM. All models also have a microSD card slot that can support a microSD card that stores up to 512 gigabytes of data, expanding storage up to 1 terabyte with the 512 GB model.

The Note 9 has IP68 water & dust resistance and a USB-C connector that supports Samsung DeX without a dock. It has a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with AKG tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The phone is made out of metal.

The Note 9 has fast wireless charging capabilities via the Qi standard. The 4000 mAh battery is significantly upgraded from previous Samsung Galaxy phones; as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which only had 3300 mAh, which was due to the battery that was in the Note 7.[12] The 4000 mAh was previously seen in only the Active variants of the S7 and S8.

The dual-camera system has one lens with a dual-aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) system similar to the S9, but the setup is flipped horizontally rather than vertically, similar to the Note 8's setup.

The fingerprint sensor has been moved to below the camera setup, just like the S9 & S9+, rather than next to it like on the Note 8.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

There is also a water carbon heat pipe on the phone as part of the touting towards its gaming capability allowing for longer gaming sessions without thermal throttling.[22][23]

S-PenEdit

The biggest change to the Note 9 is to the S-Pen. The S-Pen now has Bluetooth capabilities, including the ability to tap the button on it (hold, single or double) to do certain tasks, such as moving forwards or backwards in presentations or taking photos, and third party support is provided for apps via an SDK.

The S-Pen now has a "battery" (essentially a Super Capacitor) that charges when the pen is docked in the silo, with Samsung claiming 30 minutes of usage (or up to 200 clicks of the button) with only 40 seconds of charging.[24][25]

SoftwareEdit

The Note 9 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 on top. The phone was later updated to Android Pie with Samsung's One UI.

The camera software has been further improved and now includes an AI scene recognition that is capable of identifying 20 different scenes and make necessary adjustments to the camera's variables to produce better image quality.[26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ SamMobile. "Samsung CEO spotted using the Galaxy Note9 in public". SamMobile. Archived from the original on 24 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
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  21. ^ "Archive". SamMobile. Archived from the original on 8 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Galaxy Note 9 keeps its cool during gaming with a 'water carbon cooling system'". SamMobile. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  23. ^ "World-first Samsung Galaxy Note9 teardown shows huge water cooling system". Phonearena. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  24. ^ "The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's S Pen has a clever rapid-charging "battery" with one tiny flaw". Phonearena. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
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