The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has finally been officially unveiled and the impressive phone looks to be another stunning achievement from Samsung. Running Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone is Samsung’s largest offering, but with a huge upgrade on battery power and some fantastic new features.
The Note 9 features an improved camera, their “loudest ever” speakers, a fantastic Bluetooth S-Pen stylus and much more. This phone has got to be one of the best phones available worldwide.
Display and Sound
The phone boasts a massive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display – the largest Samsung phone screen so far and with all the features that make Samsung phone screens consistently one of the best available. The display is Quad HD+, HDR10 compliant, features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and Samsung has confirmed that the display is slightly brighter and even more colour accurate than even the recent Galaxy S9.
Samsung has called the Note 9’s AKG-tuned stereo speakers their “loudest ever” and it is optimised for Dolby Atmos 3D audio, so we can be sure that they will provide a superior audio experience – whether you’re watching tv or gaming.
Samsung has finally brought the battery power to match the innovation of the rest of their handsets. The massive 4,000mAh battery is the largest Samsung battery to-date and a huge upgrade from the 3,300mAh battery of the Note 8.
The battery comes with an impressive eight-point safety check promise, so we’re confident that we won’t be seeing a recurrence of the battery issues that hit the Note 7 two years ago.
The Note 9 has a great dual 12MP rear camera, with dual aperture technology and boasts the ability to record Super Slow Motion. While on paper this seems similar to the Note 8, the camera features new horizontally-aligned sensors, which are supposedly “more intelligent”.
The real upgrade is with the software: there is an automatic scene optimiser, as well as flaw detection features which allows their AI app to let you know if your photo is flawed. For example, if someone has blinked, these options will improve the quality of all your photos, even before you start editing them.
Our favourite new feature from the Note 9 has got to be the Bluetooth enabled S-Pen. This stylus allows for customisable shortcut buttons that you can use to take pictures remotely from up to 30ft away or use to pay, pause, and skip your music, plus much more.
And, as Samsung has said that 40 seconds of charge gives 30 mins of standby battery, users won’t have to worry about battery life. We also really approve of the design that enables the phone to automatically charge whenever you put it back in the phone slot.
We also love it’s integrated off-screen memo – simply remove the stylus when the screen is off and it will auto launch a note-taking feature – allowing you to immediately scribble down your thoughts.
As well as all of the aforementioned features, the phone has received some significant upgrades to its internal components. It’s equipped with a new notebook-class water carbon cooling system that protects the phone against overheating and allows it to run at peak performance for longer. Meanwhile, Samsung’s in-house 10nm Exynos 9810 CPU – a 64-bit octa-core processor – provides exceptional performance.
The Note 9 is also 1TB-ready. The handset itself comes with up to 512GB storage (with 8GB of RAM) and has an integrated microSD card slot that can easily boost storage over the 1TB mark.
If this has piqued your interested, you can pre-register for the Samsung Note 9 online at Tesco Mobile and be one of the first to get your hands and this amazing phone.