Have a look at these:
- A bigger display,
- More storage,
- More RAM,
- A bigger battery,
- A more useful S pen,
and generally, more features is what Samsung’s latest note — the Galaxy Note 9 is bringing to the table this year.
But is bigger always better, though?
Let’s find out.
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
- Display: 6.4 inches, Super AMOLED Touchscreen display — (1440 x 2960 pixels)
- Software: Android v8.1 (Oreo)
- Processor: Octa-core CPU — 4×2.7 GHz & 4×1.8GHz (Samsung Exynos 9810 Octa)
- Memory: 6GB / 8GB RAM | 128GB / 512GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 8 MP (f/1.7, Auto-HDR, [email protected] video) | Rear — Dual Setup: 12 MP (variable aperture: f/1.5 – 2.4) + 12 MP (f/2.4), OIS, dual Pixel PDAF, 2x Optical Zoom, LED flash, Auto-HDR, [email protected] video
- Battery: 4000 mAh
Software, Design, Display
Like you would expect from a flagship device in 2018, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes right out of the box rocking the latest stable release of the Android operating system — version 8.1 (Oreo) — with a planned upgrade to Android 9 Pie when it becomes publicly available.
The device, which ‘normally’ is a single SIM device, ships with dual-SIM compatibility in this part of the world, albeit the second SIM slot also being the SD card slot.
What this means is, if you plan on using an external SD card in this device (you might not be needing one though — more on this later) you’d be sacrificing the second SIM slot.
SIM talk aside, this device, like every flagship Samsung device launched in the past year, looks gorgeous.
Its HDR 10 complaint Super AMOLED display spans a bewildering 6.4 inches diagonally — a size which almost certainly qualifies the device a mini-tablet (a phablet, maybe?).
However, thanks to the almost non-existent bezels, the device is still holdable in one hand.
Protection-wise, the Samsung galaxy note 9 features all the bells and whistles you can expect from a device in its price range:
- Corning gorilla glass 5 protection both on front and back glass,
- Dust and water resistance of the highest IP rating possible today.
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Within its guts, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features the best mobile CPU there is at the moment.
For the American and China markets, the device sports the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC while for the rest of the world Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 Octa CPU is in use.
By extension of the Exynos 9810 Octa, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an octa-core smartphone having two quad-core CPU clusters; a 2.7 GHz one and another 1.8GHz one.
For handling graphics, the Mali-G72 MP18 GPU embedded on the SoC is present, and concurrently running apps are said to experience no memory dumps thanks to the massive 6GB of RAM (or 8, if you’re willing to pay) that ships onboard.
Storage-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s base model ships with 128GB onboard. There’s a 512GB model, too!
If for some weird reasons, you’d be needing even more space, you can extend the onboard storage by up to 512GB by means of microSD card.
While still featuring an almost identical camera setup as last year’s note, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 differentiates itself in a few key areas.
The front-facing shooter is still an 8-megapixel lens with an f/1.7 aperture capable of shooting 1440p videos still at 30fps, but the dual rear camera setup received some worthy upgrades.
First up, the video resolution. You can now shoot 4k optically image stabilized videos at 60 frames per second, FHD videos at 240fps and even 720p videos at a mind-bending 960 frames per second.
If you’re an ardent Samsung smartphone junkie, you’d notice that the dual rear camera setup features bear a certain semblance to that found on the Galaxy S9 Plus, and that’s true.
Hell, even the mechanical variable aperture primary lens found there is here, too.
Moving on …
After holding back for a while, Samsung has finally started pushing beyond its ‘normal’ in this department (remember the Galaxy Note 7 battery fire fiasco?)
The Note 9 features a massive non-removable 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery which can be juiced up quickly via the USB C port on the device, or even wirelessly.
Other features the new note packs worth pointing out include:
- Samsung pay
- A more useful stylus which has Bluetooth integration
- An always-on display
- A real headphone jack
- Stereo speakers
- Bluetooth 5
- An Iris scanner
- A properly positioned (relatively) fingerprint scanner
- Samsung’s DeX support.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price in Nigeria
|Online Stores||From ₦318,000|
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Full Device Specifications
Here are the full essential details about the device…
Network and Software
|SIM||Single SIM / Hybrid dual SIM|
|Operating System||Android v8.1 (Oreo)|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm|
|Build||Front/back glass with aluminum frame|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Copper, Purple|
|Display Size||6.4 inches|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED Touchscreen|
|Display Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
Performance and Hardware
|Processor Name||Samsung Exynos 9810 Octa|
|Processor Type||Octa-core CPU — 4×2.7 GHz & 4×1.8GHz|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB|
|Internal Memory||128GB / 512GB|
|SD Card Support||Yes (up to 512GB)|
|Front Camera||8 MP (f/1.7, Auto-HDR, [email protected] video)|
|Rear Camera||Dual Setup: 12 MP (variable aperture: f/1.5 – 2.4) + 12 MP (f/2.4), OIS, dual Pixel PDAF, 2x Optical Zoom, LED flash, Auto-HDR, [email protected] video|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
Connectivity and Multimedia
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
|Extras||Iris scanner, heart rate sensor, Samsung DeX, Wireless charging, Bixby, ANC, Stereo speakers, Always on display, Stylus integration, IP68 dust & water resistance, Samsung pay|