Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at a special event in New York – calling it the world’s most advanced smartphone.
The company said the Galaxy Note 9 was aimed at a new generation of users and creators – packing enough power, capacity, and battery life to give users what they want, when they want it.
Samsung highlighted several features as standout qualities – which included a 6.4-inch display and a 4,000mAh battery.
The Note 9 packs a true all-day battery, which is the largest ever in a Galaxy phone.
The device also comes in two storage options: 128GB or 512GB. Both also feature support for a 512GB microSD card, meaning up to 1TB of storage space can be made available on the device.
Samsung has paired the large storage and battery capacities with powerful hardware, packing a 10nm processor into the device and an LTE modem which can handle up to 1.2Gbps in network speeds.
Other new features include a Water Carbon Cooling system and on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm, which all run on top of Android 8.1.
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|Display||6.4-inch Quad HD+ (2,960 x 1,440)|
|Processor||10nm 64-bit Octa-core (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz)|
|Storage||128GB/512GB + MicroSD up to 512GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12MP Wide Angle + 12MP Telephoto|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, NFC|
|Cellular||LTE Cat. 18, 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA|
|Biometrics||Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition|
|Dimensions||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm / 201g|
S Pen and camera
Samsung produced a new S Pen for the Note 9, too, which features Bluetooth low-energy connectivity.
This lets owners use the pen as a remote control for the device, controlling actions such as taking photos, going through slide shows, playing and pausing videos, and more.
The new camera in the Note 9 is a further improvement for the Note range, said Samsung.
With intelligent functionality, the Note 9’s camera “takes the work out of getting the perfect picture”. This is thanks to features like Scene Optimiser, Flaw Detection (such as a person closing their eyes), and advanced noise reduction technology.
The Note 9 is also compatible with the Samsung Dex system.
Other standard features on the device include fingerprint and facial recognition, IP68 rating, support for Samsung Pay and Samsung Knox, and a USB-C port.
The Galaxy Note 9 is available in three colours – Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, and Ocean Blue – and is priced from R18,999.