In a recent keynote presentation, DJ Koh, President & CEO of Samsung’s Mobile division launched the Galaxy Note 9. The next-gen phone can work with Samsun DeX. It is a desktop-style environment where you can project to a monitor using a USB-C to HDMI adapter/cable. Putting it in an easy way, you can use the phone to power a desktop-style computing interface without needing a mouse or a keyboard.
While the phone is relatively similar to Note8, Samsung has managed to address all of its shortcomings. The tech giants have given the Note 9 a much needed battery boost and barrier breaking features.
The Note 9 measures 161.9 × 76.4 × 8.8. It is a little heavier and thicker than its predecessor weighing almost 201g. It has a massive 6.4- inch screen which means that it is strictly a two handed phone. Samsung has placed the finger print sensor below the dual camera.
Note 9 comes with a 4000mAh battery and Samsung claims that it will last all day. It has a 20% larger battery life than its predecessor, Note 8.
The flagship Note 9 comes equipped with an Exynos 9810 chipset. It uses Android 8.1 Oreo as its operating system which will probably be updated to the newest Android 9.0 Pie. The phone is amazingly quick when running or switching between apps due its 6GB RAM. For people looking for something much more powerful, Samsung is also launching an 8GB RAM and 512GB storage model. The super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845, and custom software puts the phone above its competitors.
Note 9 uses the same dual camera mode found in the Galaxy S9 plus which was launched at the beginning of this year. The primary rear camera is a 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel monster and the secondary camera also has 12MP but with a fixed 2X optical zoom. Samsung has given users an 8MP front camera with autofocus, which will be a boon to all those selfie enthusiasts.
The best part about the camera is that it identifies 20 scenarios and allows users to take better pictures. The tech giants have also added a flaw detection feature which kicks in right after a person takes the picture. This will help users identify if the shot was blurry or the subject’s eyes are closed.
With the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung expands upon on the stylish S Pen. It fueled with a low- Bluetooth mode and a battery that will give 30 minutes of usage with only 40 seconds of charging time. You can use the stylus passively and charging is only required when you use the Bluetooth mode. This will allow users to switch between camera lenses, take pictures, and control presentations.
The Galaxy Note 9, packed with awesome features will be available to users from August 24th, 2018. The 128GB model is priced around ₨ 67,900 while the 512GB will cost your around ₨84,900.
By Abhishek Aggarwal