The Samsung Galaxy Note9 has been revealed! To the naked eye, it doesn't look like Samsung have made that many changes to the previous Note8 device, but let's take a deeper look into the specs to see what they've changed...
- Galaxy Note 9 - 6.4-inch, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 ppi pixel density), 83.4% screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 compliant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Galaxy Note 8 - 6.3-inch, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 ppi pixel density), 83.2% screen-to-body ratio, HDR10 compliant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Galaxy Note 9 - 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in), 201 g (7.09 oz)
- Galaxy Note 8 - 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in), 195 g (6.88 oz)
The Note9 has the same hardware as the S9+, meaning 12MP rear cameras with a primary dual aperture lens which shifts between F2.4 (for more detail in well-lit shots) and F1.5 (for low light) while the Note 8 is stuck with a standard F1.7 sensor
- Galaxy Note 9 (US) - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset (4x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver CPUs), Adreno 630 GPU
- Galaxy Note 9 (Europe and Asia) - Exynos 9810 (4x 2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs), Mali-G72 MP18 GPU
The other major change is the bright yellow S Pen. For the first time, Samsung has equipped it with Bluetooth LE which enables far greater functionality, such as remote shutter operation for the camera, a clicker during presentations and music playback control. The new S Pen is also charged automatically from the Galaxy Note via a supercapacitor so it is always ready and drains very little battery from the phone itself.
- Galaxy Note 9 - 4000 mAh
- Galaxy Note 8 - 3300 mAh
Yes, Samsung has increased battery capacity by over 20% and the company promises not just a full day but multi-day use from a single charge.
- Galaxy Note 9 - 128GB - $999 / £899
- Galaxy Note 9 - 512GB - $1,250 / £1,099
That was the storage and approximate price bracket of the Note 8 when it launched.
Elsewhere IP68 water and dust resistance remain, as does USB-C charging, a 3.5mm headphone jack (well done Samsung) and a microSD card slot which now supports cards up to 512GB - up from 256GB on the Note 8.
See all of our Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases here.