Samsung will launch its latest Galaxy Note 9 flagship phablet at its Unpacked Event. The event is scheduled to take place in New York today, August 9, 2018. Interestingly, the Korean electronics giant has assured that the flagship large-screen productivity-focused smartphone will soon launch in other countries, including India.
The ninth iteration of the hugely popular Galaxy Note series could be instantly popular and well received. Samsung has significantly improved the specifications and even packed a power-packed stylus within the Galaxy Note 9 phablet. Although the company hasn’t officially confirmed yet, rumors suggest that the Galaxy Note 9 will go on sale on August 24. However, Samsung may allow placing pre-orders from August 10 itself.
Several details about the hardware, as well as the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, have surfaced through leaks. However, Samsung could offer more details with regards to the availability of the smartphone at the Samsung Unpacked Event. Although most of the specifications and the features of the smartphone have leaked, we at MSP Gear will certainly try to offer live updates of the event as it commences. Just scroll down to our live update section to follow along.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Live Streaming
The Galaxy UNPACKED event is scheduled to happen at New York today and the live broadcasting of the event starts at 8:30 PM IST. You can watch live streaming of the event below and if you want to ignore the speeches in the event, scroll down to enjoy the live updates.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Live Updates
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Specifications
Being a phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 packs a large 6.4 inch Super AMOLED with Quad HD 2,960×1,440 display resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating protects the display. Samsung appears to have placed the fingerprint scanner below the rear camera, which gives a symmetrical look to the device.
The successor to the last year’s Galaxy Note 8, boasts of top end Exynos 9810 octa-core processor. Previous reports indicate the Note 9 may also have a variant with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. However, this variant may not land in India. The Exynos 9810 chipset will be paired with 6GB RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Note 9 smartphone will also have a dedicated micro-SD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a dual rear camera setup. The rear camera unit will comprise of a 12MP Dual Pixel f/1.5 primary sensor with OIS, PDAF. There’s a 12MP f/2.4 secondary sensor with 2X Optical Zoom. The camera would come with support for Auto-HDR and LED flash. For selfies and video-calling, the Galaxy Note 9 phablet features an 8MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture.
The Galaxy Note 9 smartphone has all common the connectivity options. Moreover, it packs Iris Scanner, Fingerprint reader, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Barometer, SpO2 and Heart Rate sensor as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Features
Besides the feature-packed, Bluetooth enabled S-Pen stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phablet offers several premium features and accessories. The large-screen smartphone boasts of IP68 Water and Dust Proof Certification. In simple words, the Galaxy Note 9 has protection from water splashes and dust.
The large 4,000mAh battery pack in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phablet has Qi/PMA wireless charging support inbuilt. The device also supports Samsung DeX cradle that transforms select Galaxy Smartphones into desktop computers when connected to a display, keyboard, and mouse.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Expected Price in India
Samsung recently confirmed the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone through an official listing on the company’s official Vietnam website. According to the latest report, the base 6GB/128GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is up for pre-orders at VND 25,000,000 (Rs. 74,000 approx.). The top end 6GB/512GB variant costs VND 29,490,000 (Rs. 87,000 approx).
If past is any indicator, Samsung could price the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone similarly when it launches them in India. Although Samsung hasn’t yet officially confirmed, the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone could land in India in August itself.