Galaxy Note9, its new premium smartphone that arrives with punctual refinements compared to the previous generation, as well as some features borrowed from the Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 +.
The Galaxy Note9 comes with a design very similar to that of Note8, with more square corners, but it’s a much more powerful device: it comes equipped with Qualcomm’s Soc Snapdragon 845, 2.8-GHz quad-core Kryo quad core, four Silver of 1.7 GHz and GPU Adreno 630, being the version directed to USA and Latin America (Brazil included); already the global version features the Samsung Exynos 9810, octa-core four Mongoose cores of 2.7 GHz, four Cortex-A55 of 1.8 GHz and GPU Mali-G72 MP18.
The display is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 18.5: 9 aspect ratio and 2,960 x 1,440 pixel (516 ppi) resolution, protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 glass; Inside we have 6 GB or 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 128 or 512 GB of internal storage , expandable via microSD card up to 1TB (no, there are no such cards yet in the market). The battery is much more generous, counting on 4,000 mAh and support for QuickCharge 3.0; this alias is one of the highlights of the manufacturer for this model.
Significant news starts with S Pen. The stylus is now smarter and has a Bluetooth connection, offering remote control functions to power the camera from a distance (up to nine meters), control presentations or other features in third-party apps, or even in games. Like the model featured in Note8, it recognizes up to 4,096 pressure points, being able to translate notes, convert currencies, and so on.
Of course, because Bluetooth is the S Pen depends on the battery, but according to Samsung, only 40 seconds is enough to inject a charge that lasts 30 minutes or 200 presses, whichever comes first.
The main set of cameras borrows the variable aperture that was featured in the Galaxy S9 and S9 +: the main sensor has 12 megapixels, and an aperture that switches between f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, optical image stabilizer and autofocus with phase detection, while the secondary has 12 MP with f / 2.4 aperture, autofocus, optical image stabilizer and 2x optical zoom.
Together they support background blur effects (called Samsung Dynamic Focus), Dual-Tone LED Flash, and the ability to shoot at 4K at 60 fps, or in slow motion mode with HD resolution at 960 fps. The fingerprint reader is positioned below the cameras, as in the Galaxy S9 / S9 +. And as the rule of the moment dictates, the main set is endowed with accurate artificial intelligence resources .
The selfie camera also underwent a Mr. upgrade: 8 MP, aperture f / 1.7, autofocus, HDR and shooting capacity at 1.440pa 30 fps.
Finally, Samsung has improved DeX so that the dock is fully dispensed. Through a USB to HDMI cable, it is possible to connect the Galaxy Note9 directly to the monitor and use Bluetooth keyboard and mouse with desktop interface, which recognizes the connection of accessories automatically. The dock was dispensed thanks to the new cooling system, necessary even for the Galaxy Note9 to be positioned even as a gamer smartphone; after all, Samsung has secured the temporary exclusivity of Fortnite for this and other Galaxy Note, S and Tab S handsets .
In addition we have Dual-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, AD2P, aptX, BLE, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB 3.1 Type-C and a smarter Bixby assistant, now with voice command support. To control everything, Android 8.1 Oreo with minimal customizations.
Prices and Availability
The Galaxy Note 9 pre-sale starts tomorrow (10) in the United States , with a salty suggested price of $ 999.00 in the 6GB RAM model and 128GB of internal space; already the model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage will come out for $ 1,249.00. It will officially arrive in stores on August 24 and for now there is no forecast when or how much the smartphone will be sold in Brazil.