The Note 9's camera upgrade is on par with the one given to the S9 in March, adding enhanced colors and exposure.
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Samsung has just launched the latest Galaxy Note smartphone.
The Note 9 has a slightly larger 6.4-inch OLED display this year with the same 2960 x 1440 resolution.
Of course, there are a few exceptions here.
Although the Note 9 comes with several new features, it's far from a gamechanger, according to Werner Goertz, a research director at Gartner who covers personal devices. This is still mostly your standard Note phone, though. Inside is a Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The company has focused a lot on the Galaxy Note 9, choosing to focus on the specifics and how they combine for a better experience.
The Galaxy Note 9 itself has some notable upgrades of its own. I personally quite like this, but I'm sure some consumers won't be too thrilled about this. Two of the most important new features to consider are LTE access and battery life.
Design-wise, not much has changed, but there is one huge improvement on the back of the Note 9: the fingerprint sensor's positioning. It is good to see the rear camera with telephoto/wide lenses have even wider apertures and dual OIS.
The Note9 will notify you when the S Pen is running out of power and make a clicking noise when the charge is completely depleted. It was rumored Ninja would be in attendance to promote the Android launch. However with Fortnite skipping Google Play, there's been some doubt as to how users would pay for Fortnite micro-transactions such as skins and emotes.
And then we have the signature, all-new S Pen with Bluetooth support. Since the very first Note, the S Pen has been an unpowered inductive stylus based on Wacom technology.
A 21% boost in battery capacity from last year's Note 8 should translate to more than a day of normal use without a recharge.
Why did Samsung bother to mention the number of clicks? Thanks to this connectivity option you can use the S Pen as a remote for taking selfies or group photos, slide presentation control, movie transport control and more.
As for the 128GB variant, you'll also be able to get it on Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Sam's Club. The company says the handset has a "Water Carbon Cooling" system and "AI-based performance adjusting algorithm [s]" to deliver maximum sustained performance.
We found that this feature works pretty seamlessly. Still, getting star treatment from the biggest streaming platform around is definitely a good thing for a new product - though we don't know how friendly the Galaxy Home will be to potential buyers using other services.