Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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.
|Brand||Samsung Galaxy Note|
|Slogan||The new super powerful Note|
|Series||Samsung Galaxy Note|
|First released||9 August 2018|
|Availability by region|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Related||Samsung Galaxy S9 |
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
|Dimensions||H: 161.9 mm (6.37 in)|
W: 76.4 mm (3.01 in)
D: 8.8 mm (0.35 in)
|Mass||201 g (7.1 oz)|
|Operating system||Android Oreo 8.1 with Samsung Experience 9.5 Upgradable to Android Pie 9 with Samsung One UI 1.0|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (in the U.S., Canada & China) Samsung Exynos 9810 (outside the U.S., Japan, Canada & China)|
|CPU||Exynos: 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)|
|Memory||6 GB (128 GB model) 8 GB (512 GB model)|
|Storage||128 GB or 512 GB UFS 2.1|
|Removable storage||microSDTF card support up to 512 GB.|
|Battery||4000 mAh (non-removable)|
Other: S-Pen Physical sound volume keysBixby key
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 2960x1440 px resolution, (516 ppi)
|Rear camera||Dual 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), QHD at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, 720p at 30 fps and slow motion at 960 fps|
|Front camera||8 MP (1.22 μm, f/1.7), autofocus|
|Sound||Stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support|
|Connectivity||Wi-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)|
Many Galaxy Note 9 features were leaked before the official launch, including its S-Pen. 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.
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. 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 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.
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.
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