Samsung did its big unveiling at the company’s Annual Unpacked Event held August 9th, 2018 in New York City. Samsung announced its Samsung Galaxy Note 9 along with other products, in particular the new S Pen. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available for pre-order starting Friday, August 10th, and orders should arrive on August 24th.
The 6.4-inch Note 9 is quite similar in specs to the Galaxy S9 Plus, except the Galaxy S9 Plus is 6.2-inches, and has more of a round edge, whereas the Note 9 has more square edges.
The camera lens on the back of the new Note 9 is positioned horizontally, and on the S9 Plus the camera lens is positioned vertically. The Note 9 is set apart from the S9 Plus by sporting an AI processing on the camera, it can analyze its subject to determine how to optimize the image for the best picture results.
The Note 9 comes out of the box with an updated Bixby 2.0, which provides search for nearby events, make restaurant reservations, order Uber rides, and supports Google Assistant. Lastly, the Note 9 sports the new S Pen, which will be discussed a little later.
The specs on the Galaxy Note 9 are basically the same as the Galaxy S9 Plus, it has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 megapixels, and runs on Android v8.1 Oreo. The processor is an Octa core (2.7 GHz Quad core), Snapdragon 845 for US handsets, and an Exynose 9810 for other countries. 6 GB RAM and host a 4000mAh battery. It has two stereo speakers, two rear 12 megapixels cameras, with a front 8-inch selfie camera, a glass back, a with metal frame and slim bezels. The US have two color options – Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple, other regions of the world will have the option of Midnight Black and Metallic Copper.
Now let’s talk about the new Galaxy S Pen stylus. To be honest, it’s quite impressive, this bright yellow pen has an inside antenna that connects via Bluetooth – using low energy. It also serves several purposes besides just being able to point and click at items on the touchscreen. You can also use the S Pen to write, draw and dabble on the device screen, and it can operate at up to 30 feet away. Look for a more in-depth article highlighting all the new amenities that can be performed with the new S Pen. For the finale, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is offered in two versions, a 128GB for $1,000, and a 512GB for $1,250, and Verizon (CDMA) will be the provider.
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