Samsung comes in a New Line of Flagship giving its time in making the most powerful phone in every possibe way .The Galaxy Note line has established a reputation for being the bleeding-edge phone in Samsung’s lineup. It was the first to offer a big screen — before phablets became in vogue. It was the first with multiwindow software for running two apps side by side. And it was the first to do a curved edge screen.
What’s New ?
- S Pen is a remote control: The stylus now has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can use it for taking selfies, giving presentations, skipping music tracks and more.
- Huge battery: The 4,000 mAh battery is the biggest ever in a Samsung handset, which is a big step up from the Note 8 and its 3,300 mAh power pack. However, our testing has produced only marginal improvements so far.
- AI camera: The dual camera on the Note 9 can automatically recognize more than 20 different types of scenes (food, plants, etc.) and adjust the settings to get the best shot.
- DeX without the dock. You only need an adapter and an HDMI cable to turn the Note 9 into a mini PC rather than a $69 accessory. The phone doubles as a touchpad.
- Water cooled. The Note 9 uses a water carbon fiber cooling system to prevent overheating and deliver sustained high performance, though our testing didn’t yield impressive results.
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
Samsung Experience 9.5
|Display||6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (18.5:9)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Expandable||MicroSD up to 2TB|
|Primary rear camera||12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4|
|Secondary rear camera||12MP, OIS, f/2.4, telephoto lens|
|Front camera||8MP, f/1.7, auto focus|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO, 1.2Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE|
ANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass
|Charging||Quick Charge 2.0|
Fast Wireless Charging (15W)
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|Dimensions||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm|
|Colors||Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple (U.S.)|
Midnight Black, Metallic Copper (intl)
S PEN AND DEX
The signature of the Note range has always been the S Pen, and Samsung has really thrown hard into that little stylus this year. Taking memos on the Note 9’s sleeping screen is back, and it’s got a new twist this year. The color of the writing on the screen is determined by the color of your S Pen — yellow for the Ocean Blue Note 9’s yellow S Pen, and purple for the Lavender Purple model’s purple stylus.
But that’s not all. It now comes with Bluetooth Low Energy packed in, enabling new functionality up to 30 feet away from the phone through the button on the shaft. You can control a powerpoint presentation with just the S Pen, or open the camera, switch to the selfie lens, and snap a picture — all without needing to touch the Note 9.
You can choose your preferences in the Settings menu, and Samsung said a software development kit will be available so developers can create their own controls.
This does mean that the S Pen now needs charging, but thankfully the skilled engineers at Samsung have managed to equip the stylus with a supercapacitor, so putting the S Pen into your Note 9 for just 40 seconds provides 30 minutes of charge. You probably don’t need to worry much about the battery.
The other big innovation is in Samsung’s DeX mode. Previously you needed to purchase the DeX Station or DeX Pad to use the Android desktop mode when connected to an external monitor. With the Note 9, all you need is a USB Type-C to HDMI cable to trigger the DeX desktop mode. The Note 9 can be used as a trackpad or a keyboard when text entry is required.
- Bluetooth stylus has custom shortcuts
- Great for remotely taking photos, works up to 30 feet away
- Charges quickly while embedded in the phone
- Normal note-taking works even when uncharge .
- The new S Pen is this year’s big gimmick for the Note, and it’s capable of performing Bluetooth-connected magic tricks from up to 30 feet away. Samsung’s engineers managed to squeeze a small supercapacitor and tiny Bluetooth Low-Energy antenna into the otherwise unchanged stylus so that it can perform various remote functions. It’s the type of gimmick we ended up liking – sometimes.
What can you do exactly? The best feature is being able to remotely launch the camera app with a long press of the S Pen button, flip the camera to selfie mode with a single short press, and snap a group photo with two presses.
It’s much easier than setting the camera timer, which Samsung hid in the camera settings menu last year, and less awkward than waving your hand in front of the lens to trigger the gesture-initiated camera timer.
Samsung is making S Pen shortcuts customizable. Here are the ideas mentioned:
- Camera: Flip the camera / take a photo
- Camera: Flip the camera / record a video
- Music Player: Play and pause music / skip to the next track
- Photo Gallery: Advance to the next photo / cycle back to a previous photo
- PowerPoint: back and forth through presentation slides
Samsung put a software development kit (SDK) out there for non-core third-party apps to take advantage of this shortcut tool, so you’ll see more customization as long as app developers support the functionality.
The S Pen does need to be charged, but it requires only 40 seconds of charge time for 30 minutes of standby battery life or 200 button clicks, according to our testing.
There’s also a helpful S Pen battery indicator in the notification shade at the top of the display, so you won’t be kept guessing as to how much power you have left. And we found that keeping the S Pen topped up was much easier than charging the iPad’s Apple Pencil.
Simply embedding the S Pen inside the phone charges it, and when it’s not in use that’s where you typically put it. The Apple Pencil has nowhere to hide, and walking around with it in the Lighting port is rather dangerous. Samsung’s years of stylus-making experience are obvious here.
UK Price The Galaxy Note 9 with 128GB of storage will cost$999.99 and the 512GB version will cost $1,249.99. ,
IND PriceSamsung Galaxy Note 9 512GB variant is Rs. 84,900. The variant is available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Metallic Copper colour options. There is also a 128GB variant which is priced in India at Rs. 67,900, and this offer isn’t applicable on this variant.