Samsung Galaxy Note 9: First Impression

A few hours ago, Samsung officially released its awaited flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at the company ‘Unpacked’ event in New York. Here is a quick overview of Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Galaxy Note 9: Build & Display

To get started, Samsung has still retained the design of what the company did on the Galaxy S9 Plus and there were not many things when comparing to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8.

The traditional glass-sandwich design has still been kept, with the Infinity display on the front as well as the glass back. Interestingly, the bezels of the Galaxy Note 9 have been thinner both at the top and bottom to put a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display.

Galaxy Note 9: Key Specs

Similar to other 2018 Android flagships, the Galaxy Note 9 is powered by the latest the Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm (or the in-house developed Exynos 9810 chipset for emerging markets), packed with 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, or 8GB RAM and 512GB of inbuilt storage.

On the back, there are dual-rear cameras, which are similar to the Galaxy S9 Plus, but they come with a horizontal orientation. You will see a main12MP wide-angle lens and another 12MP telephoto lens. The former Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a dual aperture mode (f/1.5 mode & f/2.4 mode), and the telephoto lens is an f/2.4 aperture. In terms of front-facing camera, there’s an 8MP f1.7 AF sensor.

There are also a number of AI features on the Galaxy Note 9’s camera like the scene optimizer, which can automatically detect scenes and objects. Other features such as low-light focus mode, super slow-motion mode, etc are also improved over the Galaxy S9+.

The Galaxy Note 9 packs a better 4,000mAh battery capacity when compared to its predecessor. There is also a USB-C charging port and the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack still retained. The phone will be pre-installed Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, with Bixby in tow.

Galaxy Note 9: S-Pen Features

Everyone is interested in the Galaxy Note lineup for the main reason that is the S-Pen. The add-on accessory can be easily accessible. The Galaxy Note 9’s S-Pen is now even more useful when it supports Bluetooth. The S-Pen has also its own battery pack, which can be fully charged within just 1 minute when putting it back into the device.

You can connect the S-Pen to the Galaxy Note 9 with Bluetooth to access a number of features. You will be able to use it to play and pause videos on YouTube, capture photos or do many other actions like controlling music, unlocking the device, and do more with the upcoming S-Pen SDK.

Also read: Methods To Speed Up Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Fortnite Exclusivity

Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney, announced at the event that Fortnite for Android was finally available, but it would be exclusive to Galaxy devicesYou could download it through Epic’s website and the Galaxy Apps store. However, there is not any information on when the exclusivity will come to an end.

The Galaxy Note lineup has now been popular among gamers and Epic Games is finally launching its popular battle royale game on Android platform.

Price And Availability

The 6GB RAM / 128GB storage model of Galaxy Note 9 will be priced at $999 while the top-tier model with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage version will go on sale for $1,250. Pre-orders will start on August 10, and the phone will officially hit stores in the US on August 24. There will be four color options of Galaxy Note 9, including Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, with the contrasting S-Pen.

The Galaxy Note 9 can be seen as a modest upgrade over its predecessor. Are you looking forward to purchasing the Galaxy Note 9? Let’s know in the comment below.

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