NOTEWorthy: The Galaxy Note 9 is now official – price and specs here
Samsung finally unveils the latest iteration to the Galaxy Note series today – the Galaxy Note 9.
Unveiled on Barclays Center in New York City, the new Note 9 is better than ever, as it introduces several NOTE-worthy features, such as the now Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, the largest screen ever (6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel) on a Note-series phone, up to 512GB internal, expandable storage as well as a 4000mAh battery pack, the largest in a Note-series phone ever, and promises all-day performance, ideal for users who demand more with their smartphone.
In terms of cameras, the new Note 9 will come with a setup that we’ve first witnessed on the Galaxy S9+ – Dual Aperture Cameras. Sporting f/1.5 and f/2.4 lenses, the cameras on the Note 9 can also capture Super Slow-Mo videos at 960fps, as well as AI features which we commonly see on newer smartphones.
It also sports stereo speakers tuned by AKG, which they claims the loudest ever in a Note smartphone.
It’ll be launched to the Philippine media on August 14th, Tuesday – so expect us to get our first dibs on this device right away.
Specifications and Features
|Model:||Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|Display:||6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display (1440 x 2960 resolution), 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 516ppi, HDR10 compliant|
|CPU/SoC:||Exynos 9810 Octa (EMEA)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA/LATAM, China)
|GPU:||Mali-G72 MP18 (EMEA)
Adreno 630 (USA/LATAM, China)
|RAM:||6GB (128GB storage)
8GB (512GB storage)
|ROM/Storage:||128GB / 512GB
microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
|Rear Cameras:||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama | 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec
|Front Camera:||8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF|
|Battery:||4000mAh non-removable battery, Quick Charge 2.0 support, Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB Type-C (3.1), USB On-The-Go (OTG)
3.5mm headphone jack (32-bit/384kHz audio support)
|Network Bands:||4G/voLTE, LTE-A, 3G (HSDPA), 2G (GSM)|
|SIM Slot:||Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
|Sensors:||Fingerprint sensor (rear), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|OS/Software:||Android Oreo 8.1
Samsung Experience 9.2
|Dimensions & Weight:||Size: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight: 201 g (7.09 oz)
|Colors:||Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black|
|Protection / IP Rating:||Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Other Features:||Always-on display, Bluetooth S-Pen, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), ANT+ support|
Pricing and Availability
In Philippines, the Galaxy Note 9 will go on pre-order starting August 11 to August 19, 2018. Pre-order customers will receive freebies worth PhP17,800.
Customers who’ll pre-order the Note 9 with the base 128GB variant will have to choose between a Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX or a Galaxy Tab A 7″. Those interested with the Note 9 with 512GB storage will receive a free 2018 Samsung 32-inch Smart HD TV with a 2-year warranty.
All pre-orders will also come with NanoFixit Screen Protection with one-year insurance of up to PhP10,000. An additional 10% discount on the total bundle will be given upon purchase of special add-ons such as the new Samsung Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Tab S4.
Finally, the Galaxy Note 9 will be available starting this August 24 at a suggested retail price of PhP55,990 (128GB) and the pre-order exclusive 512GB variant will be available for PhP75,990. You can now pre-order on samsung.com/ph/note9preoder
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