Samsung Galaxy Note 9: All You Want To Know

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: All You Want To Know

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with S-Pen Unique Features Must Know

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: All You Want To Know Its Full Specification

Samsung, The name is enough. Which creates a different status in the heart of people, especially with its Note series it always creates a buzz in the market. Recently it officially announced the lunch  the most awaited phone Galaxy Note 9.

A year later the Samsung launched Galaxy Note 8 which grabbed a very good response from the users.

But Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a lot better in every way. Not only it got the essential CPU and GPU performance boost, but also with few extra perks on top, like a bigger battery, smarter S-Pen stylus, lots and lots of storage that an Android user could expect.

With full of exciting features and classy design, it is the biggest most expensive flagship smartphone from Samsung. So, let’s come and take a complete tour in the New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 world and know it closely.

Design And Hardware

The Note 9 body design not much changed as compare to previous Note. But just subtle tweaks to the curvature of screen and feel of edges. The good thing is the frame has a matte finish and ends on diamond cut bevels.

Note 9 is as big as Note 8. Not only with bigger battery and larger screen but also in weight. The weight of Note 9 is 201g whereas the Note 8 is 195g.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with a bigger 6.4 inches super AMOLED infinity display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Screen resolution is 2960×1440 pixels.

Note 9 set at 1080p resolution by default and support to HDR10 there is no doubt that gaming and watching videos is an absolute delight.

The menu navigation bar in Note 9 somewhat thinner as compared to Note 8.

There is a lot more you have to meet on the front. An earpiece above the screen which now doubles as a speaker.

Iris scanner, RGB LED notification light, excellent 8MP selfie shooter with f/1.7 lens. Autofocus and large pixels present there just to give you perfect shots.

You will find the Sim card and micro SD card slot on the top side of Note 9. While on the bottom side there is a USB port for charging and data transferring along with 3.5mm audio jack and another speaker.

On the back of Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the fingerprint scanner has been moved below the camera. Which was beside the camera in Note 8 and leads to excessive finger stretching.

Along with its premium design Note 9 also support to wireless charging and also develop a wireless charger called Duo.

Which is capable of charging two smartphones at a time or one smartphone and smart watch.

In the past, Samsung released the wireless chargers but this 25W Duo model speed up your charging.

Software And Performances

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is running on top of Android Oreo (8.1).

Bixby – Samsung’s AI assistant is there for you by which you can give a voice command.

It is listening that the Note 9 also comes with some preloaded significant software. As per some reports, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could be the only device on which you can play Fortnite battle Royal game initially.

Samsung may have arranged a special exclusivity window for this app. It is apparently the plan of a phone maker to take Note 9 as a great phone for gamers.

When it comes to performance, Samsung never disappoints. The Note 9 come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor  CPU (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver) and Adreno 630 GPU in the US and China. or Exynos 9810 octa-core (4×2.7GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)  and mali G72 MP18 for the global version.

There are two variants of Note 9 will be available one is 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM and other is 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM. Which gives you power pack performances.

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With the presence of micro SD card slot, you can expand your storage capacity to 1TB.

There is an improved heat-pipe cooling design, to encounter the thermal throttling which is very crucial for long gaming seasons.

The Note 9 has a “water carbon cooling” system along with  3-times bigger pipes set up as compared to Galaxy S7. The company claims that it has 20 times faster cooling capacity as compared to Note 8.

Galaxy Note 9 – Super Large Battery

Galaxy Note 9 - Super Large Battery
Galaxy Note 9 – Super Large Battery

It is very essential a high effective battery to be there for a 6.4 inch, 2960×1440 pixels resolution display and Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 processor, to provide energy for their effective performance.

As the Note family is also known for its large battery life. So, how does it disappoint you with Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this time? Nope. So it came with 4000mAh large battery.

Which is good enough to keep you charged up full day but depends on the usage.


Galaxy Note 9- The S-pen


Samsung Galaxy Note 9- The S-pen, Super Large Battery, water carbon cooling, 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
Samsung Galaxy Note 9- The S-pen

S-pen stylus is the big differentiator of the Galaxy Note series, without it the Note family is incomplete.

This time the S-pen come with some extra feature,  in addition to Bluetooth LE technology.

Bluetooth LE or the Bluetooth Low energy is the technic by which you can control your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from a distance about within 10 meter or 30 feet.

Now you can use it as a remote control for your phone. Tap on the S-pen button to activate camera shutter, control music playback, and also use for Unlock the phone and lunch your favorite app, push or play media and slide through photos in Gallery.

Measurement of Note 9 S-pen is 5.7×4. 35×106.37 mm and 3.1 gram in weight.

Are you wondering though it is a Bluetooth controller for your phone, how can it charge? The answer is the S-pen chargers by fetching power from Note 9 through a capacitor fitted in it while docked.

Within 40 sec of docking, the S-pen willfully charge. Which gives power for 200 clicks or for 30 min while outside.

As per the reports Samsung will be releasing an SDK for the S-pen. Which allowing third-party developers to bring an update in their app for S-pen control.

Some apps like Snapchat, YouTube, Spotify are already supported S-pen clicks.

With glimpse design, matching color with phone body, smooth holding experience, IP68 waterproofing technique. Make a complete arrangement with Note 9.

Are you are searching what could happen, if the capacitor in S-pen does not work or spoil or run out of charge?

The Bluetooth LE functionality does not work in S-pen and it becomes a standard S-pen with functionality like standard hover detection, quick actions, mapped to the button and 4090 detectable pressure levels.

Galaxy Note 9 – Camera

Galaxy Note 9 – Camera Autofocus 12MP rear camera
Galaxy Note 9 – Camera Autofocus 12MP rear camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 retain the same dual-camera setup from the most recent Galaxy S9+ flagship.

It has autofocus 12MP rear camera setup with an aperture of (f1. 5-f2. 4) combo with telephoto cam another 12MP of aperture (f 2.4).

This allows much more light enters the lens so, even the dark shots are fine detail.

The autofocus secondary camera provides you a 2X Optical Zoom and up to 10X digital Zoom.

On the front, there is an autofocus 8MP selfie cam with an aperture(F1. 7)  to give you the perfect selfie.

Note 9 camera packed with some new features like AI scenes detection which automatically identifies 20 different types scenes and picks the best for each.

Along with AI, improved HDR and live focus in Low light conditions. Note 9 claims that it is capable of detect conditions like if someone blinking at the wrong time, blurry image or your lens is dirty, lens smudge and even strong light coming behind the object. Isn’t it nice?

Thinking about slow motion video! It is there with smart detection of the 960fps slow motion video capturing.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 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)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps

LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August 24th
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 – USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China


MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM


MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.


SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps


SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor


BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Source – gsmarena

Price And Color of Galaxy Note 9

Price of Note 9 is now official.

In US it is

$999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM Variant. And

$1249 for the 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM Variant.

In India the price

₹67,900 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. And

₹84,900 for the 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM variant.

If you are very much choosy about color, then it is good news for you that Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in different eye-catching colors. Like ocean blue, lavender purple, midnight black, metallic copper.

Release Date And Pre-order Of Note 9

Note 9 will go on sale from August 23, 2018 (Thursday) and the for pre-order you can go on to your favorite online shopping site Amazon, Flipkart or direct from Samsung. Com

If you order it from Samsung. Com, you will get a decent bonus in form of a pair of noise canceling AKG headphones or an in-game Fortnite currency pack or both at a discount.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Note 8

Now the most bubbling question asked by every smartphone lover is “which one is better Note 9 or Note 8?

It completely seeing that Samsung made some changes in Note 9 as compared to it predecessor.

So start from starting.

In Note 9 the display is 6.4-inch, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 PPI pixel density), 83.4% screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 compliant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Whereas in Note 8 the display is 6.3-inch, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 PPI pixel density), 83.2% screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 compliant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

So as you notice there are very minor changes in a display which does not matter a much.

The good work Samsung has done is retaining the same native resolution on the large display.

What about Design and Size?

You may not identify the small changes in design but definitely mark the slight increase in size and weight of Note 9.

Design and Size of Galaxy Note 9 – 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in), 201 g (7.09 oz)

Design and Size of Galaxy Note 8 – 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in), 195 g (6.88 oz)

When it comes about Processor and performances, Samsung made remarkable changes in Galaxy Note 9.

Note 9 is boosted up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor  CPU (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver) and Adreno 630 GPU in the US and China.

Exynos 9810 octa-core (4×2.7GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)  and mali G72 MP18 for Europe and Asia.

Whereas Galaxy Note 8 was launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/ Exynos 8895.

When it about RAM and ROM Galaxy Note 9 come with 6GB,128GB, and 8GB,512GB variants. Whereas Note 8 offers with 6GB RAM and 64GB /128GB /256GB internal storage.

Samsung made a remarkable improvement in Note 9 with massive 4000mAh battery as compared with Note 8 where it just 3300mAH.

With this improvement in the battery, life company claims that it not just provides full day charge but multi-day use.

With the S-pen Note, 9 offers some wonderful features, which are not there in the previous one. Like Bluetooth LE, lunch the camera shutter, scroll the media files etc. and a lot more.

The Note 9 is same as the Note 8 in 12MP dual camera set up on the back, but in Note 9 there is dual aperture lens setup like the Galaxy S9 plus.

The front camera set up remains same both on Note 9 and Note 8 with 8MP (f 1.7) aperture.

Galaxy Note 9 is running on Android OS 8.1 (Oreo) while the predecessor is still on  Android OS 8.0 (Oreo).

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has added a “water carbon cooling system” to encounter the thermal throttling. Which makes it different from Note 8.

If we compare these on the basis of price, then there is a noticeable difference between the two.

Note 9 is now going to available at.

$999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM Variant. And

$1249 for the 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM Variant.

Whereas when the Galaxy Note 8 was launched with $930 and $899 price tag for it different variants.


So, here is all the data about the new upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9. As I mentioned in the above it has some high-quality features with the attractive design and especially the improvements with S-pen is outstanding.

Introducing the “water carbon cooling system” in Note 9 to prevent the thermal choke, which is very much crucial for long gaming sessions. In the comparison, the Galaxy Note 9 seems pretty much similar to its predecessor and the difference is very marginal.

Though the price of this is a little bit higher With stylus S-pen, stylish design, powerful Qualcomm processor, a larger battery which keeps you charge all day long and also with some other eye-catching features Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is going to be the worthwhile smartphone for you. If your wallet allows you to spend this much amount then go for it. What do you think?

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