Samsung Announced Their Note 9 At Unpacked 2018
It’s been a bit of an uphill battle for Samsung and their Note series phones, since the Note 7 debacle, people lost trust. Then the Note 8 came along and proved to be a great handset, instilling faith again. But now we’re up to the Samsung Note 9, which is now Samsung’s flagship handset, and it’s an absolute beauty and has everything you would expect from a Note handset.
Samsung have been a little hush hush about the type of specification inside the phone. No idea why but I bet it has something to do with not wanting Apple to cash in on their tech for the new iPhone X. I’m spit balling though, I generally have no idea. The processer they say is a 10 nanometer 64-bit Octa-core processor clocked at max 2.7 GHz. They’ve conformed a 6GB or 8GB RAM model with the latter having up to 512GB internal storage with a further 512GB microSD compatibility giving users a whopping 1TB of storage on the device. That’s crazy room for your photos, videos.
The Infinity screen looks something special, measured at 6.4-inches which puts it in line with the OnePlus 6 kind of size. It’s a Quad-HD resolution Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 with a pixel density of 516ppi. It looks absolutely stunning, vivid, vibrant and just the right amount of saturation. Of course we haven’t seen one in real life yet, but we’re hoping to get our hands on one soon to give you a full run down of what this screen can produce.
One of the biggest changes from last year’s Note 8 is the inclusion of a huge 4,000mAh battery, which Samsung are claiming can give you a full day’s use with absolute ease. That means social media and movies all day! There is also QuickCharge 2.0 technology here. Not sure why they didn’t go for the new QC3.0 but still,QC2.0 will still charge your phone quickly. I can say too that there will be wireless charging but that’s a separate purchase.
The Samsung Note 9 comes shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo as standard and I’m sure that it’ll be able to be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie which has just been launched right now for limited handsets. Whether Android P will be on the cards too is too far into the future. Android P is in beta right now so there is a possibility.
There’s again a dual camera setup on the rear of thep hone, with one being a telephoto f/2.4 12MP camera with optical stabilisation, while the second is a wide-angle 12mp f/1.5/f2.4 optical stabilised sensor. Again, no real world demonstration of how the camera works, as I don’t like trusting what they show at these shows as of course they want their photos to look the best, but if the Unpacked 2018 event has anything to go by, it’s a pretty amazing camera for a phone. But again, wait for us to take a look at it in person before taking our word for it.
The Samsung Note 9 is already looking to be quite the amazing handset, and is available for pre-orders from various UK networks so keep a look out for them if you’re wanting to upgrade your phone. For more information now though, you can head over to the Samsung Note 9 webpage. Right now the device can be preordered for £899 from the Samsung webstore and there is an up to £300 off offer when trading in your old handset.
“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,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & 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.”