Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price, launch date, Specs
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is scheduled to be announced on August 9th at 11 am at the Barclays Center in New York. This is in a little less than a week from now. Itâ€™s hard for Samsung to keep this all under wraps because of how high profile this device is. Here is a roundup of everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. We will be updating this with information as we learn it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Looks
The design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. They look almost the same. The Galaxy Note 9 is slightly smaller in the top and bottom bezel, but also slightly thicker. The phone was going to have thicker glass, but Samsung delayed the launch for 2 weeks in order to make the glass thinner and better. On the top bezel, Samsung has added a slightly larger earpiece grill compared to the Galaxy Note 8.
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This is to make room for the new speaker which will be similar to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Note 9 will have the AKG Tuned stereoÂ speakers with Dolby Atoms support. Our source who has used the Note 9 hands-onÂ says that the design of the device matches that of the rendersÂ perfectly. The device will most likely be made out of 7000 series aluminum like the Galaxy S9 and S9+, though we cannot confirm this. The Note 9 will also be IP 68 water resistant which will allow for water submersion of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
The phone is going to come in four colors: Coral Blue, Brown, Lilac Purple, and Midnight Black. We donâ€™t have the official name for the brown color yet. The purple, brown, and black colors come with S Pens that match the color of the phone. The blue phone comes with a yellow S Pen. The color of the S Pen has nothing to do with the hardware in it. The only thing special about the yellow S Pen is the color itself.
Features about S PenÂ
The new Galaxy Note 9 is going to come with a new S Pen. Our source was calling it a â€œsmart S Pen.â€ This is because the phone will connect to the S Pen with Bluetooth. The new S Pen can be used as a camera shutter button, slideshow controller, or music controller. We were able to confirm the camera control and music controls in an APK teardown of the AirCommand app from the Galaxy Tab S4. We were also able to find a feature that allows for the S Pen to be able to unlock the phone. Our source was able to go into more detail saying that it would also control slideshows. The S Pen will have integration into games like Fortnite. We donâ€™t know how, but our source said the new smart S Pen will be able to control Fortnite in some way.
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We were able to find a lot of the new S Pen features in the strings of the app from the Galaxy Tab S4 firmware. Here is a summary of all the new features we were able to confirm:
- Control music with the S Pen. This will probably allow you to control music like you can with earbuds by pressing the play/pause button. The S Pen button will probably let you play and pause music while also allowing you to skip music tracks.
- Use the S Pen as a remote camera shutter. This could be useful in situations where you want to take a picture of yourself and prop up your phone.
- You will be able to remotely unlock your phone if the S Pen was removed from the phone and then the phone locks.
- You will be able to press the S Pen button to do more in a range of apps. We donâ€™t know about what other integrations with apps the S Pen will have, though, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hasnâ€™t launched.
- Press and hold the Pen button to open any app or S Pen feature.
- Set up single and double press Pen actions.
The S Pen will have all of the same features as the old S Pen. You will have the on-screen notepad on the Always On Display. The Coral Blue phone with the yellow S Pen will have yellow ink for this notepad, while the other colors should be white. Live Drawings for the Note 9 is going to be updated with new backgrounds, new ink styles, AR Emoji support, and the ability to export the drawings as an MP4 video. The new ink styles will be hearts, snow, and a color changing rainbow option.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 AI (Artificial Intelligence) Feature
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has an awesome AI feature that when the photo is taken with a blink it will make your eyes open in that photo. Itâ€™s one of the new technology introduced.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications
|Display Size||6.3â€ QHD+ (2960Ã—1440) sAMOLED 18.5:9|
|Glass Type||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Display Color Palette||HDR 10|
|System-on-chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810|
|Storage Capacity||128GB/512GB + Micro SD Card slot (up to 400GB)|
|Speaker System||AKG Tuned stereo speakers|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Front Camera||8MP front camera with autofocus|
|Rear Camera||12MP with f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture + 12MP zoom lens f/2.4|
|Battery Capacity||4,000 mAh battery|
|Wireless Charging||Yes, Samsung Fast Wireless Charging|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging|
|Biometrics||Iris, Facial, and fingerprint recognition|
|Water and Dust Resistance||IP68|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.1|
|S Pen||Samsung Smart Bluetooth S Pen|
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 AccessoriesÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is going to be launching with a new wireless charger and a bunch of cases.Â The wireless charger will be a dual wireless charger that will launch with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch.Â This new wireless charger can both fast charge the “Samsung Galaxy Note 9” while also charging the Samsung Galaxy Watch. This is useful for people who have both devices and like to keep them on a dock to charge at night. This wireless charging dock is connected to a USB Type C cable, which is new for Samsung wireless chargers.
Samsung is also launching their usual cases with the Galaxy Note 9. There will be the clear view case, LED case, and protective standing case.Â The clear view case allows for you to have the Always On Display show through the flipping front of the case. The LED case has a customizable LED grid on the front that you can set to different options.Â The last case is a military grade case with a kickstand on the back. The flip view case comes in blue, black, brown, and purple. The LED case comes in blue and gray. The protective standing case comes in gray and black.
Galaxy Note 9 Launch and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is going to be announced at an event on August 9th at 11 am EST. You will be able to watch the live stream on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. During the launch, they are going to show off a couple new accessories for the device. It is said Samsung will be launching an even faster fast wireless charger for the phone. The phone should be available for pre-order between August 10th and August 14th. The phone will be officially available on August 24th. If you preorder you will most likely receive the phone a couple days early.