We already know that the Note9 will sport a 6.4-inch, 2960×1440 AMOLED screen, up to 512GB of storage (expandable to a massive 1TB) and a 4,000mAh battery.
American Note 9 buyers will find a Snapdragon 845 SoC inside, running at up to 2.8 GHz on its performance cores and up to 1.7 GHz on its efficiency cores. That’s just the base model, though. If that’s not enough, the 512GB storage version priced at RM4,599 is still quite competitive when compared to the iPhone X which maxes out at 256GB. Well, Samsung has just dropped the bomb. let’s hope not, actually. The company has been wary of pushing battery capacity too aggressively after the Note 7 started catching fire, but growing Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei and Xiaomi have made big batteries the norm.
Samsung’s also promising that the Note 9 is created to make sure it lasts.
The Note9 is quite a significant upgrade from the Note8 compared to the jump between the Galaxy S8 and S9 series. On the front of the Note 9 is an 8MP camera for all your selfie needs. That was a real hand-stretcher. This time around, as previously rumoured, Samsung has equipped a Bluetooth capable S Pen.
The Note’s signature S Pen, now in brighter colors like yellow and purple, packs a smarter punch than its predecessor.
You slide the S Pen into a slot on the device to charge it.Samsung claims you’ll get 30 minutes of “standby” juice after charging it for one minute. Although, it seems a bit underutilized. Pressing its single button once will play or pause whatever you are watching or listening to. But. why? Why would the S Pen need Bluetooth pairing and a battery at that, when it hasn’t needed those things for years now? With the Mobile Android release of the game slowly approaching, Android users are sure to be excited.
Samsung launched the Note 9 at 11 a.m.in NY on Thursday, or Friday midnight in Seoul.
Samsung can not afford another misstep like that, so surely has tested the Note 9 battery extensively to provide the best possible performance. On this side of the pond, I’ve been emailed by Carphone Warehouse in the United Kingdom saying you can get a Galaxy Note9 for £46 per month on with 30GB per month and zero upfront cost. That SoC comes paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage in the base Note 9, while an upgraded version offers 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.