Following the leaked image, Samsung today officially unveils its all-new Galaxy Note9. Available in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple, the smartphone is highlighted by all day performance, a new S Pen that features connectivity, and Samsung’s most intelligent camera to date.
“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need,” says DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Note fans are Samsung’s most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives.”
A phone that is designed to keep up with you all day every day, the Galaxy Note9 features a 4,000mAh battery, giving you long-lasting power to talk, text, play games, and watch movies. The device comes with two internal storage options, 128GB and 512GB, and you can also make use of a microSD card as insurance to add photos, videos, and apps.
The Note9 also welcomes a 10nm processor, as well as support for the fastest network speeds out there, up to 1.2 gigabits per second, allowing you to stream and download without interruption. The company’s Water Carbon Cooling system and on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm then ensure your device remains powerful and stable at all times.
The new and improved S Pen now gives you more control at your fingertips. Complete with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, you can take selfies and group pictures, present slides, control music, and more. In addition, developers will be able to integrate the S Pen’s new BLE functionalities into their apps later in 2018. And when it comes to power, the S Pen charges in the Note9 in less than a minute.
Samsung has improved the capabilities of the Note9’s camera, implementing a scene optimizer and flaw detection. Elements of each photo, such as scene and subject, are automatically classified into one of 20 categories. The camera then optimizes saturation, white balance, brightness, and contrast, all based on the category.
Also, if you take a picture but it’s not quite up to par — due to blurs, smudges, or blinking — the Galaxy Note9 camera will let you know right away so that you can take another photo before the moment passes.
Lastly, the Note9 camera comes with advanced noise reduction technology and a Dual Aperture lens, which adjusts to light similar to the way a human eye does.
The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the Galaxy Note9 gives it the largest edge-to-edge display ever on a Note. The screen is complemented by stereo speakers, capable of supporting Dolby Atmos.
Samsung also wants the Note9 to perform more like a desktop, as you can work on presentations, edit photos, and play games, all thanks to DeX solution. You can experience DeX with HDMI adapters, connecting to a monitor to power a virtualized desktop and second screen. Take notes with the S Pen while watching videos, as well as use the smartphone as a trackpad to right-click, drag and drop, and control multiple windows on a monitor.
The Galaxy Note9 comes standard with fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance5, and Samsung Health and Samsung Pay. Knox security platform and biometric security options include fingerprint scanning, iris scanning, and facial recognition.
Samsung’s 128GB Galaxy Note9 arrives in stores and online beginning August 24 for $999.99. The 512GB Galaxy Note9 will be available from the same day, retailing for $1,249.99. Pre-orders begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT on August 10.
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