The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the successor to the Note 8 and early impressions from the initial worldwide unveiling by Samsung last week showed the device to be an iterative update to the Galaxy Note lineup rather than revolutionary. The stand out feature is very much considered the increased battery capacity to 4000mAh, which should address some of the concerns the Note 8 raised with its smaller battery that wasn’t sufficient to power that huge screen for a full day of use.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India Launch: Live Streaming
The event will be broadcast live by Samsung at 12:30PM for you to tune into and see all the news as it unfolds. You can watch the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 in India using this link.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440. The Note 9 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in North America and China, paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and an Adreno 630 GPU. The rest of world will get a variant that features an Exynos 9810 paired with an ARM Mali-G72 GPU. In the camera department, the device comes with a dual 12-megapixel camera setup with dual optical image stabilization. The smartphone also features software enhancements that offers AI-powered scene recognition.
On the front of the device, there is an 8-megapixel sensor that takes selfies with enhanced modes for portraits. The 6GB RAM version gives you 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM variant will give you 512GB of onboard memory. If that isn’t enough, the onboard storage can be further be expanded up to 1TB via microSD card.
The Galaxy Note 9 also comes packed with Samsung Experience software with apps like Samsung Pay, Samsung Health, and the Knox Security platform. For an improved artificial intelligence experience, the device comes with an improved Bixby Assistant and for audio, the Note 9 is equipped with AKG-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. New for the Note 9, Samsung has an enhanced S Pen that works with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology that allows users to assign quick actions to the S Pen, such as triggering the shutter on the camera.
Powering the Note 9 flagship is a 4000mAh battery, which is a significant improvement over the Note 8 and S9+ that should see a full day of use. For connectivity, the device includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, USB Type-C charging port, NFC, GLONASS, GPS, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, and A-GPS. As for the software, the smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo on top of Samsung’s custom Samsung Experience with Bixby virtual assistant.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Price in India, Availability Details
The Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled in India at 12:30PM IST on 22nd August so have your credit cards at the ready as it will cost a small fortune.
The base model of the Galaxy Note 9 will cost an eye-watering Rs. 67900, which features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM + 512GB storage model will cost Rs. 84900. The Note 9 will come in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, and Metallic Copper.