Hands on with Samsung's Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch

12 August, 2018, 04:03 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • Samsung launches the Galaxy Note9 with 6.4-inch screen

The larger battery is the first time Samsung has tried out a bigger power unit after the fires and overheating that nearly destroyed the Note series of smartphones.

Samsung's smartphones fare poorly in China and India, and market watchers believe it will cede its No. 1 position to Huawei if the Galaxy Note 9 also tanks. The Galaxy Note 9 has arrived with beefed up specs, but its design is nearly identical to its predecessor. The Note 9 is slightly shorter, wider, and heavier than the Note 8.

Its S Pen stylus is Bluetooth-enabled and created to act as a remote for controlling YouTube video playback.

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Note 9 with Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display houses 4000mAh battery - 21 per cent bigger than Note 8 - that is paired with fast-charging technology compatible with both wired and wireless charging. It will be available in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple color variants. If your workers struggle with connectivity when they're on the go, the Note 9 will be their best chance at staying connected. It will have two variants - 6GB RAM/128GB internal memory (expandable up to 512GB) and 8GB RAM/512GB internal memory (expandable up to 512GB).

Although the Note 9 packs a pretty powerful punch as a smartphone, the smartphone market is expected to get tougher to impress this year.

- The Note 9 supports face unlock, animated emojis and has a fingerprint sensor. Lovers of the game will get an exclusive Note 9 character skin or alternative appearance for characters. It said last month its flagship Galaxy S9 phone missed sales targets, sending profits in the mobile division down by a third in the April-June quarter. The new Note is set to hit stores on August 24, Samsung said. Samsung could simply launch a Galaxy S9+ with S Pen.

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Once you've picked a trade-in, you will notice that the price in your cart for your Galaxy Note 9 has dropped to reflect the trade-in. It is assisted by 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture which offers 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. With AI, the dual camera can automatically detect around 20 different scenes for better photography experience. This is said to be more efficient than the passive cooling on the on the Note 8.

Tech giant Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at an event on Thursday.

'You can use it to take photos from any angle, ' she said, referring to the fact the stylus can be used as a remote shutter button for the main device. £48pm The iPhone 8 Plus is nearly a year old now, but the price remains quite high - but it's still cheaper than the Galaxy Note 9.

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In Taiwan, the Note 9 will be available for pre-orders starting August 15 with delivery to begin on August 24.

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