Published: Fri, August 24, 2018
Technology | By Nina Perez

Samsung's $1000 Note 9 is great - but so is the cheaper S9

Samsung's $1000 Note 9 is great - but so is the cheaper S9

The Note 9 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in North America and China, paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and an Adreno 630 GPU. It will be offered in two storage variants - 128GB and 512GB along with a microSD card, expandable up to 512GB.

"They can also exchange their old smartphone, and avail an exchange bonus of Rs 6,000 through Samsung upgrade which is now available for other Android phones as well", Samsung said in a statement.

The Note 9 has a similar camera to Samsung's previous flagship device, the Galaxy S9+, featuring a 12MP dual-lense main camera and an 8MP selfie camera.

Coming to the camera department, the Galaxy Note 9 features a dual camera setup at the back consisting a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.5 - f/2.5 variable aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED Flash and a secondary 12-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom. However, all major carriers are slated to get the new Galaxy Watch, so don't worry if you're not on T-Mobile. The Galaxy Note 9 is also available via Airtel, at a downpayment of 7,900 INR.

Gurugram DJ Koh,President Samsung Mobile & IT Business and CEO addresses at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Gurugram on Aug 22 2018

The Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled in India at 12:30PM IST on 22nd August so have your credit cards at the ready as it will cost a small fortune. The more premium variant packs 512GB of ROM and 8GB of RAM at Rs 84900. As for the software, the smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo on top of Samsung's custom Samsung Experience with Bixby virtual assistant. The smartphone also comes with improved S-Pen which comes with Bluetooth connectivity to control the basic features of the smartphone. But if you pre-book the phone on Paytm Mall you can get the cashback discount upto Rs 6,000.

The Galaxy Note 9 sports an iris sensor and a heart rate sensor. The smartphone is also expected to sport an 8-megapixel sensor on the rear panel and a 5-megapixel sensor on the front for taking selfies.

According to the unnamed source, the tablet will feature the same Exynos processor and have a FHD (1,920 x 1,080), 17.5-inch touchscreen like the original product but will not come with a stylus and does not seem to support Samsung's DeX mode.

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