Samsung's latest in the Note family – the beautiful Galaxy Note9 – is here, and it's a real doozy! Here's what you need to know...
Do you consider yourself a power user? If you’re always looking for new ways to be more productive on the go, then the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note9 – available to pre-order right now – might just be your perfect partner.
With incredible power, smart features aplenty and a battery to back it up in style, the Note9 is made for the pace of modern life. Here’s everything you need to know…
Samsung Galaxy Note9: Key specs
Display: 6.4-inch, QUAD HD+ Super AMOLED, 516ppi
Processor: 1.7Ghz + 2.7Ghz Octa-Core, 64bit, 10nm
Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Battery: 4000mAh battery (fast and wireless charging)
Rear Camera: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)
– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS
– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Front Camera: 8MP AF, F1.7
Audio: Dual Stereo Speakers, tuned by AKG
Samsung Galaxy Note9: In detail
As with any Note phone, we should probably start by talking about the Galaxy Note9’s impressive display. That’s because, while it’s a huge, 6.4-inch Quad HD+ beauty, it’s squeezed into a relatively small body thanks to tiny bezels and a narrow, palm-friendly 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The result is a big canvas on a pocketable device. And that’s no mean feat.
But it gets better. Atop that Super AMOLED panel sits a fantastic 8-Megapixel selfie camera with auto-focus, an F1.7 aperture, and a host of cool portrait and selfie-improving options. And round the back? We’re looking at a class-leading 12-Megapixel dual camera setup with AI-powered ‘Super Speed’ focus – all important when whipping your phone out for those ‘can’t miss’ moments.
There’s also Flaw Detection, which will alert you to things like closed eyes, and the built in intelligence assesses the conditions you’re shooting in and, on the fly, adjusts the settings for you to get the perfect shot. You can even make those moments last longer with the time-bending 960 frames-per-second slo-mo, too.
Underneath all that, the Note9’s predictably packed with even more cutting edge tech, including an Octa-Core processor with 6GB of RAM, which – simply put – brings the kind of performance and speed usually reserved for desktop PCs.
And that’s a good thing, because the Note9 can double up as exactly that. Thanks to DeX, Samsung’s pioneering mobile computing platform that turns your smartphone into a true PC-like experience when connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. And that’s now even easier, since the Note9 can be used with just an HDMI to USB type C cable if you don’t have an older Samsung DeX station.
That focus on productivity doesn’t stop when you’re away from your desk, though. The re-designed S Pen, which still slots neatly away inside the phone, opens the door to a world of new workflows. You could use it as a clicker at your next presentation, for instance, take memos right on the screen without even switching the display on, or use it to snap a photo from up to 10 metres away! That’s alongside longstanding features like the ability to highlight and annotate text, take moving screengrabs, and lots more besides.
But you know what’s really great? The Note9 will be able to take everything you throw at it and keep on going. That’s thanks to a whopping 4,000mAh battery – one of the biggest around. That’ll provide more than enough juice to get you through even the busiest of days, while fast charging – and wireless charging – mean your days of being tethered to the wall should soon be over.
And there’s loads more besides. Features like processor enhancements that enable lightning fast download speeds, AKG-tuned dual stereo speakers, IP68 water and dust-resistance, and the ever-improving Bixby personal assistant all round out the Note9 as the ultimate phone for on-the-go power users.
All of which leaves only one question: isn’t it time you pre-ordered yours?
Grab your Note9 now! You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note9 right now from Vodafone UK for £63 per month and just £79 up front on a Red Extra 20GB plan. Want some amazing content for the Note9’s big screen and finely-tuned speakers? You can also opt for a £69 per month Red Entertainment plan with a huge 50GB of data, and your choice of access to Spotify Premium, Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV Entertainment or Sky Sports Mobile TV, at no extra cost. Click here to get yours!