Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - quick look

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - August 10th, 2018
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An exciting new addition to the popular Note series, this latest Samsung Note 9 is packing some serious improvements too, with a larger screen, more powerful battery, and 128GB - 512GB of internal storage depending on which exact model you're grabbing - all are further boostable by the additional MicroSD slot which supports up to 512GB memory cards.

The Note9 NZ supports all major NZ networks too - Vodafone, 2Degrees, Spark and Skinny.

Before we jump into the key features let's look closely at the Note 9 specs!

- Screen size: 6.4" full rectangle (6.3” rounded corners)

- Display: Dual edge Quad HD+ 2960 x 1440 sAMOLED (516 PPI) Gorilla Glass 5

- Rear camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (f1.5/f2.4) + 12MP OIS (f2.4)

- Front camera: 8MP AF (f1.7)

- Battery: 4,000mAh

- Processor: Octa-core 10nm

- Chipset: Exynos 9810 2.7GHz, 1.7GHz

- GPU: Mali G72MP18

- RAM: 128GB internal storage Note9 has 6GB RAM, the 512GB Note9 has 8GB RAM

- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + NFC, BT 5.0

- IP rating: IP68

- Sim Type: Nano Sim

- Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8

- Weight: 201g

- USB Interface: Type C 

This phone series has always looked to be geared towards business users which is why we're so surprised to see YouTube flood with videos of it playing Fortnite today, as it turns out the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may launch with access to this popular game (which is very new to Android devices) exclusively available, at least for a limited time, we'll update as we get all the details on what other phones from Samsung have this early access - you can sign up for the Android Fortnite BETA here though no matter what phone your running at the moment.

To further hint at a new gaming-focus within the Galaxy Note9 design it's sporting an innovative water-carbon cooling system diffuses heat efficiently. As the extremely high specs of the Note9 won't be needed for all mobile games though so they've apparently got a 'smart performance adjuster' feature built in which can automatically adjust performance for an optimal experience - we assume this means less power/more battery life :) 

Swinging back to business, being a Samsung Note9 this new version conceals a very fancy Bluetooth S Pen within, this Bluetooth aspect is really new and enables some very cool new remote features which are genuinely cool. It can now be used as a remote for your Galaxy Note 9. Snap photos, change slides, and pause YouTube videos with a press of the button. Having Bluetooth also consumes a little power but it's of little concern as charging the S Pen is as simple as sliding it back into the Galaxy Note9, giving you another 30 minutes of power in just 40 seconds.

We're going hands-on with the new Galaxy Note9 right now to try all the new features for ourselves and we'll update this article with all the important details as we test things out - check out the Samsung Store for the latest!

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