The great Note and his faithful companion the S Pen are back, renovated inside, but not so much outside. We tell you all the official details of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The ninth of the Note family (counting the Note Edge) carries the battery life, its S Pen and the smartest camera. Next, we will review all the news that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers us in these aspects and more.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications
Taking a look at the spec sheet we can see how the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the logical evolution of the range after the Samsung Galaxy S9. We have the same camera as the S9 +, a larger screen than the previous Note8 but being slightly smaller and the power ration of the last Exynos.
- Screen of 6.4 inches Super AMOLED with resolution 2960 × 1440 px (QHD +, ratio 18.5: 9). HDR10 compatible.
- SoC Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 with 4 cores at 2.7 GHz and another 4 at 1.8 GHz.
- GPU Mali-G72 MP18
- 128 GB of storage with 6 GB of RAM or 512 GB and 8 GB.
- Main chamber of 12 Mpx with variable aperture between f / 1.5 and f / 2.4. Video recording 4K at 60 fps and slow motion HD at 960 fps.
- 12 Mpx secondary camera with f / 2.4 aperture for 2x zoom. Dual stabilizer For both cameras.
- Front camera 8 Mpx with aperture f / 1.7 and auto focus.
- Stereo speakers (using call headset) set by AKG.
- 4000 mAh battery With fast charging and fast wireless charging.
- Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 and DeX without a dock.
- USB-C 3.1 connection, microSD, Dual-SIM and 3.5mm jack for headphones.
- Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm and 201 g weight.
- Rear fingerprint sensor and front iris reader with facial recognition.
- Others: S Pen with Bluetooth, NFC, LTE 4G enhanced with Enhanced 4 × 4 MIMO (up to 1.2 Gbps), cooling, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass …
The biggest battery for the most powerful Galaxy
When using a mobile phone on a day-to-day basis, whether in a business way or as a user gamer, what you want is battery. Perhaps the mobiles of high ranges have sinned over the years of placing a great power next to a battery that rubs the necessary.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on the other hand has a large 4000 mAh battery thus becoming the Samsung mobile with greater battery capacity. If we compare it with the Galaxy Note8 it is about 21% more capacity (3300 mAh).
Samsung promises a full day guaranteed battery life, but not only because of the increased capacity. The processor within this Note9 is a Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 which reaches 2.7 GHz. But what impacts the battery the most is its manufacturing process FinFET at 10 nm of second generation, which makes it more efficient.
But this Exynos is not alone, but it is accompanied by a very competent graphic unit, a Mali-G72 MP18. It also has a base configuration of 128 GB of the fastest internal storage: UFS 2.1. This configuration will feature 6 GB of the fastest RAM, LPDDR4X. The other available configuration will be 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM
And if this capacity is not enough for you, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is compatible with microSD cards 3.0 up to 512 GB.
DeX, the desktop interface, now with just one cable
Samsung announced with the Samsung Galaxy S8 its DeX (Desktop Experience) interface that Turn your phone into a computer by connecting it to a screen. This "desktop mode" has been improving over time, but the biggest problem was the cooling of the device.
To avoid overheating while using DeX, Samsung forced to use this mode with the dock created for it that incorporated a small fan. Now, thanks to the cooling system Water Carbon Cooling System of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 a fan is no longer necessary and DeX can be used with a simple USB-C cable.
In addition to not needing a device to use DeX on a screen, you also have more freedom to power use the phone while connected to show an application there or use the S Pen. For example, you can take notes while watching a video or a few slides on the screen.
A very useful way to make the most of a mobile so focused on productivity. Above all, thanks to its new S Pen.
The most versatile S Pen thanks to Bluetooth
The small pen that Samsung Galaxy Note has always included has improved a lot over the years, as well as the screen on which it has been used.
With the passage of time it has reached the point of detecting 4098 pressure points and even detecting the inclination on the screen to make the path, when writing and drawing, more real. Now also incorporates Bluetooth that gives much more utility outside the field of drawing and writing.
You can take out the S Pen from the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and use it as a remote control. The applications can be adapted to the S Pen but in the beginning you will be able to pass PowerPoint slides, pass photos from the gallery, control the music, open the camera and take photos and it even works with YouTube.
Of course, this new S Pen requires it to be loaded to use the button's functions, but fully charged after 40 seconds Inside the mobile. The battery life of the pen gives for 30 minutes of use, about 200 presses of the button approximately.
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen opens very useful doors. Put a PowerPoint on a projector and use the S Pen to pass the slides. Throw yourself on the couch and leave your mobile phone resting on its case while jumping videos with the S Pen listening to them in their stereo speakers set by AKG. Show your friends the photos of your last trip by spending them with the S Pen. Leave your mobile on a tripod and use the S Pen to take a picture. Many possibilities…
Capture every moment intelligently
In the end, most people prefer not to mess with the manual (or professional) mode of their mobile camera and when they use the automatic mode, they get out in the best way.
To achieve this, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has more intelligence in its camera. You just have to worry about taking the picture and mobile, thanks to the scene recognition. The mobile will know what's in front (an animal, a flower … until 20 scenes which you can recognize) and adjust the camera parameters to take the best picture.
All this without you having to do anything, just point the phone and keep the lenses clean. What if you neglect and put your finger? The mobile will also know recognize when the lens is dirty, if the photo has been blurred or if there is flickering.
The camera configuration is the same as in the Samsung Galaxy S9 +, but now placed in landscape orientation as in the Note8, which premiered the dual camera in Samsung. The fingerprint sensor this time is under the cameras instead of next door and that piece is the same color as the phone instead of black.
A main rear camera of 12 Mpx capable of changing its aperture between f / 2.4 for moments with sufficient light and f / 1.5 for darker situations.
The second rear camera shares resolution, 12 Mpx, has an aperture of f / 2.4 and a dual stabilizer next to the main camera to ensure that both are not synchronized. Thanks to the secondary camera the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can take 2x zoom photos which allows to get more detail of distant objects.
In the front, the 8 Mpx camera is perfect for selfies even in low light thanks to its opening f / 1.7. Autofocus ensures that your face or that of your friends does not come out of focus.
The best Galaxy so far
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the best Galaxy so far and shows us a path that we all expect from the next Samsung phones: More battery, more intelligence and more utility.
In addition to all the features mentioned so far, you also enjoy the benefits of Samsung Experience like previous Galaxy: Samsung Pay, raffles and advantages with Samsung Members, windows mobile interface, select an application to play on a speaker while the rest are played on the mobile, Samsung Connect for home automation, send the content of your Samsung television to the mobile and much more.
Prices and availability of Samsung Galaxy Note 9
You can get a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Spain from August 23 but today you can book and yours. Available in colors Midnight black (black) (6 GB of RAM + 128 GB), Lavender Purple (Purple) (6 GB of RAM + 128 GB) and Ocean blue (Blue with the S Pen in yellow) (8 GB of RAM + 512 GB).
In addition, you can enjoy a renewal plan, Samsung Renew With which you can get a discount of up to 500 euros as follows:
- 200 euros discount if you deliver your previous phone
- 300 euros if you deliver your Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The prices are as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 6 + 128 GB: 1008.99 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 blue 8 + 512 GB: 1259.01 euros