Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications, Price, Features

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 after several weeks of leaks and rumors. The company announced the Galaxy Note 9 during its Unpacked event which held on the 9th of August, 2018, in New York. This article will focus on the specifications, price, features and availability.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with 6.4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi) with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and 84.42 % screen to body ratio. A fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear of the phone which improves the security of the phone. It is good to know that Samsung added additional protection to the Galaxy Note 9 screen with the presence of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and an always on display feature.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features either the Samsung Exynos 9810 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, as this will be region dependent. People who live in the UK and Europe will have Exynos while those in the United States (US) will likely get Qualcomm.

There are two variants of the Galaxy Note 9, one with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the other with 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. Both variants supports microSD card for memory expansion of up to 512GB. We can now say that the 8GB RAM model of the smartphone has up to 1TB of storage. The Note 9 packs a dual 12MP + 12MP primary camera and 8MP front-facing camera for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung’s TouchWiz software over the top; the device also features Bixby 2.0. The phone gets a 4000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery and supports Dual SIM (Nano SIM). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio, 3G and 4G LTE. Sensors include Fingerprint Sensor (rear), Face Unlock, Compass, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Iris Scanner, SpO2, Heart Rate Monitor and Gyroscope.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price and Availability

The 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant is expected to be sold around $999.99, while the 8GB RAM/512GB storage variant will costs $1,249.99. The phone will be officially available for users to buy from 24th August, 2018. Pre-orders starts on 10th August.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications

General

  • Brand: Samsung
  • Model: Galaxy Note 9
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo (FunTouch OS 4.0)
  • Announced Globally: 9th August, 2018
  • Announced In Nigeria:
  • Colors: Metallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black
  • Dimension (height x width x thickness): 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 201 grams
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Processor

  • RAM: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Chipset: Exynos 9810 / Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
    Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP18 / Adreno 630

Display

  • Screen Size: 6.4 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi)
  • Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 12MP camera, 2160p Video@60fps 1080p Video@240fps, 720p Video@960fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera,Dual video call, Auto-HDR 1440p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Internal Storage: Yes, 128GB / 512GB
  • Card Slot: Yes, MicroSD
  • Expandable Memory: Yes, up to 512GB

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • Edge: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat 18 1200/200Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1
  • NFC: Yes

Browser

  • Browser: HTML, HTML5, CSS 3

Tracking / Positioning

  • Tracking / Positioning: Yes, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

Multimedia

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm

Battery

  • Battery: Non-removable, 4000mAh
  • Battery Type: Li-Ion battery
  • Use Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes, (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Wireless Charging:

Other Features

  • Sensors: Digital Compass, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Iris Scanner, SpO2, Heart Rate and Gyroscope
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes(rear-mounted)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Video streaming: Yes

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