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Samsung Galaxy Note9 Unveiled

Ocean Blue colored-Samsung Galaxy Note9 smartphone

Samsung released the Galaxy Note9 this morning in New York City.

It is very similar to the Galaxy Note 8, but has updated specs. Speaking of specs, the Note9 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The 6GB of storage variant will have 128GB of onboard storage, and the 8GB RAM variant will have 512GB of storage.

Samsung will also be releasing a 512GB microSD card in the future to make the Note9 a 1TB storage-capable phone, since the new Note still has a microSD card slot. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Note9’s screen is slightly bigger than the Note 8’s screen, at 6.4″ instead of 6.3″, respectively. The display is Super AMOLED, with the same resolution of the Note 8 at 2960×1440 pixels.

A 4000mah battery will power this phone. This is a bigger battery than what the Note 8 has.

Samsung says they put an advanced cooling system in the Note9 to keep performance great with the Snapdragon 845.

The phone is going to be available on August 24 for $999 for the 128GB variant and $1250 for the 512GB version. Colors for the US are Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple.

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 also has AKG-tuned stereo speakers. The rear cameras are two 12MP sensors, one a dual-aperture camera, dual pixel image sensor, and a secondary sensor to provide 2x optical zoom. Slow motion video is also available. This camera system is similar to what the Note 8 and S9+ have.

The Note9 has DeX, of course, since Samsung is pushing it as the platform to transform your phone in to a desktop computer. Now, DeX only needs a special Samsung USB-C to HDMI adapter to work. You can also use your Note while having programs running on your HDMI DeX monitor. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 also has these DeX abilities and works with the new Samsung S-pen.

I will be talking about this phone on the next episode of the Serious About Tech podcast.

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