At this year’s Unpacked event, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9, the new version of the company’s Note lineup after endless leaks, rumors, and speculation. Even though we heard a lot of rumors regarding the phone prior to its official announcement, the Galaxy Note 9 stole the spotlight at the event this year.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to follow the huge success of the last year’s Galaxy Note 8, which was met with a wide welcome. The Note 9 is not a significant upgrade, but the phone comes with a lot of things we have been expecting from a Galaxy phone for a long time, like a much-improved S-Pen, better camera, and repositioned fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy Note 9 will be Samsung’s main focus to take on Apple’s new iPhone models this year. If you are planning to grab the new Note 9 this year, then we will help you discover the best things that set it apart from other competitors on the market.
In the section below, we have gathered the best features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. For some background, the Galaxy Note 9 will see a global rollout on August 24. When it comes to pricing, the phone will be priced at $1,000 for the model with 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM. That’s the same price tag with the iPhone X.
The S-Pen is among the best highlights of Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup. The South Korean firm has been improving the Stylus since the launch day. With the Note 9, Samsung is finally adding Bluetooth connectivity functionality to its S-Pen, thus expanding its usefulness beyond just being able to stretch your ideas.
In reality, this is something we have been expecting to see for a long time. With Bluetooth support, the S-Pen turns into a perfect tool that lets you perform some magic tricks. From now on, you can quickly fire up the camera with a long press of the S-Pen button. Besides, you can play and pause your music or browse through photos.
To enable Bluetooth functionality, your S-Pen needs to be charged. According to Samsung, 40 seconds of charge time will give you 30 minutes of standby battery. The stylus will automatically start charging every time you dock it inside its slot on the phone. In reality, the Galaxy Note 9 does not come with a physical battery, instead, packing a super-capacitor that does not intend to degrade over time.
Internal storage and DeX support
With the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung gives you massive amounts of storage. Specifically, the South Korean firm officially removes the 64GB variant, instead, adopting the 128 GB and 512 GB options only.
The best part is that the device supports storage expansion of up to 512GB, making the first smartphone with 1TB of storage. In reality, you don’t have the full 1TB of space to play with as the phone grabs up 19 GB of internal space.
The Galaxy Note 9 also includes support for Dex dock, allowing for a better PC-like experience. Basically, with DeX, you can connect your phone to an external monitor and navigate your phone on a bigger display.
Water-carbon cooling system
One of the best things when it comes to the Galaxy Note 9 lies in its water-carbon cooling system. The feature keeps your device cool while gaming and handling your heavy tasks.
According to Samsung, the new cooling system helps reduce the chances of overheating by 21 percent. The Galaxy Note 9 also includes support for the Smart Performance Adjuster that automatically adjusts your game’s performance for a better gaming experience.
When it comes to gaming, the Android version of Fortnite is exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 for a limited time. So, the cooling system will keep the device cool while running the game.
Tech experts say that the water-carbon cooling system will be a selling point of the Note 9 this year. However, this will boost the adoption of the same system among other smartphone brands in the future.
The Galaxy Note 9 was previously expected to run Android Pie at launch, but Samsung skipped the latest version of Android. Instead, the phone will run Android Oreo this year and will be among the first to grab Android Pie.
With Android Oreo on board, the Note 9 will include support for Google Assistant, but Samsung has its own virtual helper called Bixby. The South Korean firm has been improving Bixby since the day one.
In reality, there was no mention of Bixby at the launch event, but the personal assistant is now smarter and better.
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