Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9 with powerful S Pen features, intelligent cameras

By Anuj Sharma - August 9, 2018
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The Note 9’s camera uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and instantly optimise it based on the catego....

Samsung today officially announced the successor to hugely popular phablet Galaxy Note 8 – the Galaxy Note 9 that comes with a powerful connected S Pen that began as a tool for writing and drawing is but will now put more power and control in user’s hands.

Now with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, the new S Pen delivers an entirely new way to use the Note. With just a click, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more.

Developers can even integrate the S Pen’s new, advanced BLE functionalities into their apps later this year.

“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note 9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

With 4,000mAh battery, the Note 9 comes now has largest ever battery on a flagship Galaxy phone for long-lasting power to use all-day to talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night. The Galaxy Note 9 is available with two internal storage options -- 128GB or 512GB -- that can be further expanded to 1TB via-micro-SD card.

It can be hard to take a picture that looks just like the ones the pros take – but it shouldn’t be. Galaxy Note9 builds on Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies with new capabilities that take the work out of getting the perfect picture.

For photography, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with dual rear cameras with dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization. There is a primary wide-angle 12MP auto-focus camera with variable aperture F1.5/F2.4 and a telephoto 12MP auto-focus F2.4, OIS camera. At the front there is 8MP auto-focus, F1.7 camera.

The Note 9’s camera uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and instantly optimise it based on the category.

The Infinity Display is the cornerstone of Samsung’s design heritage, and the Galaxy Note 9 has the largest edge-to-edge display ever on a Note. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display is bound to deliver a truly immersive multimedia experience. Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display is complemented by stereo speakers, which are tuned by AKG, with support for Dolby Atmos.  

The Galaxy Note 9 also delivers a PC-like experience with Samsung DeX. Users can work on presentations, edit photos, and watch their favourite show all powered by their phone. You can experience Samsung DeX with easy-to-carry HDMI adapters. When connected to a monitor, Galaxy Note 9 can power a virtualised desktop and even serve as a fully-functional second screen. Consumers can take notes with the S Pen while watching a video, or use Galaxy Note 9 as a trackpad, to right-click, drag and drop, and use multiple windows on a monitor. It’s never been easier to be more productive.

Further, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance and Samsung services such as Samsung Health and Samsung Pay. Galaxy Note 9 also features Samsung’s defense-grade Knox security platform and biometric security options including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and facial recognition capabilities to keep important information safe.

The Galaxy Note 9 will come with Bixby5, a personalised, intelligent assistant.

The Galaxy Note 9 will be available starting August 24 in select markets and will be offered in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper with matching S Pen, and Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen.

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