Samsung releases Galaxy Note 9 on August 24 for starting price of 999 euros




Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. The new high-end device comes out August 24 in a variant with 128GB for 999 euros and a version with 512GB for 1249 euros.

After weeks of rumors about the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has officially unveiled the smartphone during its Unpacked 2018 event in New York. The new high-end model should give Samsung’s revenue from smarthones a new impulse: due to the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S9, the turnover was lower last quarter.

Samsung emphasizes the new S Pen. This supports bluetooth low-energy and can therefore not only serve as a stylus but also as a kind of remote control. The manufacturer gives as an example the making of selfies and group photos at the touch of a button, operating slides of a presentation and pausing and playing video.

The Note 9 has a battery with a capacity of 4000mAh. That is more than previous Note models. For example, the Note 8 had a 3300mAh battery. The device is therefore slightly thicker and heavier than the Note 8. The amoled screen with a diagonal of 6.4 inches also a bit bigger. The resolution of that screen is 2960×1440 pixels, which means that the number of ppi is 516.

Device Note 9 Note 8 Galaxy S9 +
Screen 6.4 ” 6.3 ” 6.2 ”
Height (mm) 161.9 162.5 158.1
Width (mm) 76.4 74.8 73.8
Thickness (mm) 8.8 8.6 8.5
Weight 201g 195g 189g
The name of the processor that contains the Note 9, Samsung does not mention in its press release, only that it is a 10-m produced octacore with a maximum clock speed of 2.8 GHz, while the chipset lte cat 18 supports. Probably it is the Exynos 9810-soc that previously appeared in the Galaxy S9 models.

The new smartphone in the Note series has two 12-megapixel cameras, one with variable diaphragm with a setting of f / 1.5 and one of f / 2.4. The second camera has an aperture of f / 2.4 and the front camera is an 8-megapixel model with a f1.7 aperture. The camera is the same as that of the S9 models. Samsung particularly emphasizes the ‘intelligent’ functions such as the Scene Optimizer. This automatically divides images into categories, to automatically optimize photos. Furthermore, the camera can warn if people in photos are blinking or images are blurry.

The smartphone is dust and waterproof based on the IP68 specification, which means that it can be submerged in water, for example, and can continue to function. An accessory is no longer necessary to use the Note 9 as a desktop system: the device can be connected to a monitor via an HDMI adapter. The smartphone can be used as a trackpad with the DeX functionality.

The version with 128GB storage gets 6GB lpddr4 and comes in the blue, black and purple on the market for 999 euros. That is the same price as the Galaxy Note 8 last year. The version with storage capacity of 512GB contains 8GB lpddr4 and only comes out in black, for 1249 euro.



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