Samsung Galaxy Note 9 goes live

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 9 at an event in Brooklyn, New York yesterday. Given the leaks and rumors surrounding the phone, a great deal about it was out in the open already. With the Note 9, Samsung is taking the Note series back to its former glory of having the biggest screens and biggest batteries.

The Note 9 has a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 and a resolution of 2960 X 1440. This alone makes it the biggest display used by Samsung in the Note series. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.8 GHz in the US, and the 2.7 GHz Exynos 9810 for international markets. The device will have two variants – one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage and the other one with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB of internal storage.

The Note 9 comes with dual camera setup at the back with a 12 megapixel Super Speed Dual Pixel (wide-angle lens, 1.4 µm pixel size, variable aperture: f1.5/f2.4, OIS) + 12 MP (telephoto lens, 1.0 µm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, OIS) with dual optical image stabilization and an 8 megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture. The rear camera has a 2x Optical Zoom, up to 10x Digital Zoom, Scene Optimizer, Flaw Detection, Live Focus, AR Emoji, 960 FPS, Super Slow-Mo, HDR and LED flash. The camera also packs features like Scene Recognition.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 includes the S Pen with a lot of improvements. It now runs over Bluetooth low energy and can be used as a remote controller of the Galaxy Note 9 to capture images and also controls various applications by pressing the button of the stylus. The company claims that just 40 seconds of charge will give 30 minutes of use.

In terms of connectivity, the Note 9 supports single and dual hybrid SIM depending upon the market along with the dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Gigabit LTE with support for speeds up to 1.2Gbps.

Samsung DeX is now built in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and users will get a desktop experience by connecting the device to a monitor using. The Galaxy Note 9 runs on Android Oreo 8.1 and it is powered by a huge 4,000 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging support. The Note 9 is IP68 dust and water resistat, packs a Heart rate monitor, Dolby Atmos, AKG-tuned speakers, and advanced cooling with carbon fibre pipes for better performance. The Galaxy Note 9 does support the fingerprint scanner and also has Face Unlock + Iris Scanning for the extra layer of security. The device also supports storage expansion up to 512 GB via MicroSD card. The Note 9 will be available in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple.

The 128 GB storage variant is priced at $999.99 (approx. ₹68,945), and the 512 GB storage variant is priced at $1249.99 (approx. ₹86,810). The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in US from August 24, pre-bookings have already started.

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