Monday, August 13, 2018

Samsung’s new flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The true masterpiece

Samsung once again surprised us with a new flagship smartphone. The Galaxy Note 9. Many were skeptical about it since the Note 8 was not much different from the S8 and S9, especially regarding specs. However, Samsung proved us wrong. To find out what the improvements are, keep reading!

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Pre-order and prices

The Note 9 will be available for preorders starting the 10th of August and the lucky owners of a new Samsung galaxy note 9 will receive theirs on the 24th of August when the phone will be officially released. The phone comes at two different prices:

  • 999$ for the 128GB version 
  • 1250$ for the 512BG version

Pretty pricey, but the phone has a micro SD expansion slot which makes it perfect for the storage consumers, photographers, movie lovers, and gamers.


The specs on the Note 9 are top-notch! The phone packs either “Exynos 9810 Octa-core” or the USA/China version which has the “Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845”. The fastest to date processor and phone. Unlike the Note 8, Samsung this time buffed the battery up to 4000mAh, which combined with the Snapdragon 845 will provide a little bit over a full day of battery. Not to mention with the Quick charge feature, you can juice up the phone very fast, so battery here is not an issue.
The 128-GB model comes with 6-GB of RAM, nothing we haven’t seen so far in most of the flagship phones, but the 512GB model comes with 8GB of RAM

The Note 9 has dual cameras on the back, both 12MP, one with 2x optical zoom and 8MP selfie camera with auto-HDR. The phone performs excellently in low light condition, and one of the most interesting things the primary camera has is a 720p video with 960FPS and dual video recording!

This is the perfect phone for the Slow-Mo lovers. Once again, we can find a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone and iris scanner on the front.

It has wireless charging, Bixby (Smartphone Assistant), Photo and Video editor, which is nothing we cannot see on the other phones from the “S” line and the “Note” line.

But did you hear that? The Note 9 also has a 3.5mm phone jack. Thank, you Samsung!

The phone is, however, enormous. It has a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and 83.4% screen coverage and 18.5:9 screen ratio.

The screen is also HDR10 compliant which are used to seeing in their recent flagships as well.

The body is also ip68 protected, that means waterproof up to 1.5m for 30 min and dust proof. However, we don’t recommend going with it in the sea, since it might get damaged because of the saltiness of the water.

Unique features

Moving to the features that make this phone stand above the rest!

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with a Bluetooth stylus! One feature they demonstrated was remote control over the camera when taking photos, which is excellent for low light anti-shaking or group photos with your friends. Other than that, the stylus is capable of everything we are used to.

However, the phone comes with more surprise. The Note 9 is the first phone to support the popular gameFortnite”. For those who have preordered the phone a surprise awaits! You get either 15,000 V-Bucks (the currency in the game) and an exclusive skin for your character OR a pair of noise-canceling AKG headphones valued at 299$ for free. However, there is a third option, in addition to the full price of the phone when preordered, for another 99$ you will get the two special offers (V-Bucks and the headphones), which is totally worth it!

The phone also supports “Samsung Dex.” Samsung’s desktop connectivity via the phone. With a simple connector, you can connect the Note 9 to a monitor and have a desktop-like experience. With the 8GB model, this wouldn’t be supposed to cause any lags at all!

Moreover, the phone comes in 4 different colors:

  • Midnight Black with the black stylus
  • Lavender Purple with the same colored stylus
  • Ocean Blue with the yellow stylus
  • Metallic Copper with the same colored stylus

As a conclusion, Samsung has put a lot of effort into creating the Note 9. The new features which the phone posses are unique and over the top! The design is stunning even though the phone is huge. The dual camera set up is also impressive and deserve an applaud from the public. The stylus has complete responsibility for the content creators out there and gesture lovers. The phone is a total powerhouse, and the headphones which it comes with are of outstanding quality, so if you can afford it, you will not be disappointed at all!

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