The completely new Galaxy Note 9 Has An Even Bigger Screen — as well as Battery

Samsung swears the batteries are safe today.

Posted on August 9, 2018, at 11:31 a.m. ET



Today, Samsung unveiled the latest design of its biggest smartphone offering: the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung also announced which the ridiculously favorite mobile game Fortnite will launch for Android exclusively on Samsung devices (Galaxy S7 as well as newer) on Aug. 9.

The game, which was previously only available on iOS, will be available on non-Samsung devices after Aug. 12.

The Note 9 doesn’t look much different via last year’s design. The display is usually slightly larger — at 6.4 inches diagonally versus the Note 8’s 6.3 inches. The phone comes in two hues — ocean blue as well as lavender purple — with completely new, bright, contrasting yellow-colored pens whose default ink matches its colors. Oh, as well as This particular costs $1,000.

different updates are under the Note 9’s hood. The S Pen has completely new Bluetooth capabilities, allowing the stylus to work as a remote control for the phone. The phone also comes with double the default storage, incorporates a larger battery, as well as includes an “intelligent” camera which can automatically detect as well as adjust its settings for various scenes.

The Note 9’s pen is usually a little different via past Note styluses. This particular today has Bluetooth as well as can control the phone via a distance, creating This particular work like a remote. Previous S Pens were merely digitizers which worked like a more precise design of your finger, having a few different tricks (like internal sensors which could tell when the pen was hovering over the phone’s screen).

The Note 9 pen’s button can be customized for a variety of applications, including camera, gallery, as well as Chrome. For example, you can set the button to open the camera having a long press as well as switch between selfie as well as normal view having a double-tap. The S Pen also needs to be charged within the phone. Samsung said This particular takes under a minute.

A completely new intelligent camera option on board the Note 9 can understand scenes as well as adjust the white balance, brightness, as well as colour settings on the lens automatically. The camera’s software recognizes 20 different categories, including food, wildlife, sunsets, as well as street scenes.

For the very first time ever, the phone incorporates a 4,000 mAh battery, the largest of any Samsung phone ever. (The similarly sized Galaxy 9+ which arrived earlier within the year incorporates a 3,500 mAh battery, while the previous Note 8 design incorporates a 3,300 mAh battery.) Samsung won’t say exactly how many hours the battery will last, nevertheless the company has said which you should expect “all-day performance.”

The battery upgrade comes as a surprise. In 2016, Samsung was forced to discontinue the Note 7, which shipped with faulty, exploding 3,500 mAh batteries. The following design, last year’s Note 8, had a smaller battery, which poses less of an explosion risk compared having a higher-capacity battery. nevertheless the company seems confident its batteries are safe. A Samsung spokesperson stressed which all of its batteries are subjected to an eight-point battery safety check which includes extreme testing as well as X-ray inspection, plus additional testing by a third-party company, UL.

There are two Note 9 phones to choose via: a 128GB design with 6GB of RAM or a 512GB design with 8GB of RAM. If you need more storage, the Note 9 also incorporates a slot for a micro SD card, up to one more 512GB.

While most Samsung device owners prefer the slightly smaller Galaxy phone line, This particular device is usually, er, noteworthy because Samsung typically introduces completely new camera technology within the Note which eventually makes its way to the Galaxy the following spring. Last year, which feature was the Note 8 camera’s dual lens — one wide-angle (read: normal) lens as well as one telephoto lens (for close-ups). Later, the Galaxy S9+ launched with the same dual lens (while the smaller Galaxy S9, unfortunately, still had only one lens). This particular year’s upgrade appears to be the intelligent camera software, so take note, Galaxy users.

Pre-orders begin on Aug. 10 at Samsung.com as well as arrive in stores (as well as ship) on Aug. 24. The 128GB Note 9 will be sold at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, as well as Xfinity for $999.99, while the 512GB design is usually available in select AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, as well as US Cellular retail locations, as well as online at Samsung.com for $1,249.99.

CORRECTION

Samsung released the Galaxy 9+ in March 2018. An earlier design of This particular post misstated which date.

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