Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Mobile never gets tired of releasing beautiful devices with amazing features and specifications. Already this year, the company has released the flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ which was received with much acclaim.

The South Korean mobile giant is at it again, with the recent unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9 to succeed the Galaxy Note 8. Packed with exciting features, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to arrive on shelves on 24th August, 2018, following its unveiling on 9th August, 2018.

Samsung smartphones are generally well-accepted and embraced for their high quality, and the company is not going back on that, at least not on the Note 9.

Speaking of quality, the Galaxy Note 9 comes in two internal storage variants – 512GB with 8GB RAM and 128GB with 6GB RAM. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery, apparently the highest of any of the company’s Note series so far. It also supports fast charging with Quick Charge 2.0. So, let’s go into the technical details of the Galaxy Note 9’s specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Key Specs

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano)
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • Screen Size : 6.4 Inches Super AMOLED capacitive Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (~516 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core (4 x 2.7GHz Mongoose M3 & 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55) for EMEA or Octa-core (4 x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver) for USA/LATAM, China
  • RAM: 8GB AND 6GB variants
  • Internal Storage: 512GB and 128GB variants.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
  • Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP dual cameras with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP front camera
  • Battery: 4,000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features Overview

samsung galaxy note 9 hands on

The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a huge 6.4 inches screen with a display resolution of 1440 by 2960 pixels. It features an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and about 516 pixels per-square inch (ppi) for a crisp and sharp display.

One might expect this flagship from Samsung to come with the latest Android 9.0 Pie, but it only comes with the Android 8.1 Oreo (which is also amazing by the way). The Galaxy Note 9 comes in two variants of 8GB RAM and 6GB RAM with internal storages of 512GB and 128GB respectively. If the user needs more space, the memory can be expanded with a microSD card up to 512GB.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hosts the Exynos 9810 chipset on the EMEA version. The USA/LATAM, China version hosts Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845. Coupled with the RAM options, this may be what gamers and other heavy users need.

samsung galaxy note 9 full

Primary camera of the device pulls a combination of two 12-megapixel shutters with a provisional LED flash quality picture output in low light conditions. On the front of the device sits an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls.

It would be a big surprise if the Galaxy Note 9 came without 4G support, and Samsung did not risk granting us that surprise. The device supports 4G, and covers a wide range of bands. With the 4000mAh battery, users may not have to worry much about battery drain.

samsung galaxy note 9 colors

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is available in four colour variants – Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, and Midnight Black. With the camera lens at the rear of the device sits a fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is priced at 1,000 EUR. This is approximately 410,000 Naira. It may however cost slightly more than that in Nigeria. See it’s availability in the stores below;

Where to buy Galaxy Note 9

From Jumia Nigeria – CLICK HERE
From Jumia Kenya – CLICK HERE

Other Phones to Consider

At the moment, there are not many phones that can compete with the Galaxy Note 9. However, if you are considering an alternative to the Galaxy Note 9, you may want to go for the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S9+ which are also flagships released by the company this year.

If you are considering other brands, you may want to go for the OnePlus 6 or the Huawei P20 Pro for its amazing camera.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz – SIM 1 and SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1700 (AWS)/ 1900/ 2100 MHz
4G Network  LTE Band 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 4 (1700/2100), 5 (850), 7 (2600), 8 (900), 12 (700), 13 (700), 17 (700), 18 (800), 19 (800), 20 (800), 25 (1900), 26 (850), 28 (700), 32 (1500), 38 (2600), 39 (1900), 40 (2300), 41 (2500), 66 (1700/2100)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Standby)
Status Release Date: 24th August, 2018
Dimensions – 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
– Weight: 201g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black
Cover Metal
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours
Size 6.4 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels, 516 Pixels Per-square Inch, ~83.4% screen-to-body ratio
Memory And OS
Card slot microSD, up to 512GB (uses SIM 2 slot – dual SIM model only)
Internal 512GB and 128GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Processors – Octa-core (4 x 2.7GHz Mongoose M3 and 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
– Octa-core (4 x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
– Exynos 9810 Octa chipset – EMEA
– Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset – USA/LATAM, China
– Mali-G72 MP18 GPU – EMEA
– Adreno 630 GPU – USA/LATAM, China
RAM 8GB and 6GB
Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio port 3.5mm jack

– 32-bit/ 384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

3G HSPA, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE-A (5CA) Cat18, 1200/200 Mbps
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary – 16MP + 16MP dual rear cameras
– FEATURES: LED flash, Auto-HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8MP Camera
Capacity 4000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
Talk time
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Iris scanner, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– Samsung DeX (Desktop Experience Support)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Price level About 410,000 Naira (1,000 EUR)

About the author

Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is an Electrical Engineer by profession, and a blogger by interest. He has a special knack for Android phones.

When he is not blogging, he spends his time reading novels, seeing movies, or playing games.


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