Samsung has today officially unveiled its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone, featuring a massive 6.4” AMOLED+ display, a new Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, and a hefty 4,000mAh battery. Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 will begin on August 10th, with the device slated to start shipping and become available at major retailers on August 24th.
While the new Galaxy Note 9 looks pretty much identical to the Note 8 with its edge-to-edge display and glossy IP68-certified chassis, Samsung is touting a bunch of upgrades, starting with a new and improved Bluetooth S Pen, which lets users pause and resume music playback, and even use it as a camera shutter button.
The 6.4-inch bezel-to-bezel ‘Infinity Display’ does not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor contrary to earlier reports, although the top and bottom bezels are slightly narrower than before. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back beneath the 12MP dual cameras, along with a health sensor that measures biometrics like heart rate, blood oxygen, and blood pressure.
Under the hood is Samsung’s in-house 10nm Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 CPU (depending on region), paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on whether you pick up the 128GB or 512GB model. Both offer microSD slots, allowing users to expand the Note 9’s onboard storage up to 1TB.
With a massive 4,000mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 9 supports both Samsung’s Fast Wireless Charging and Adaptive Fast Charging tech and lasts about a day and a half on a single charge. The device will be made available in four colours: blue (with yellow S Pen), lavender, copper, and black.