The Galaxy Note 9 is out, here’re some notes

Galaxy Note 9Sorry all for the site update frequency this week – 5yo entered kindergarten on Tuesday, things have been oddly chaotic. Now on with the Note 9.

We’ll assume you know phones – here’s what’s new and neat.

  • Bluetooth stylus. Allows air gestures, slide switching, remote detonation, perhaps remote shutter for photos
  • 4000mAh battery which will last all day, which is what every phone has said about their huge battery since 2000mAh was the goal to reach for
  • 21% larger than the Note 8
  • Slightly better dual cameras
  • Up to 8GB of RAM that someone is currently saying “Android doesn’t need 8GB of RAM to function” while downloading their 2.1 gigabyte app update. Looks like there’s a 6GB option as well.
  • Up to 512GB internal storage so you don’t suddenly find yourself out of space when you’re recording 4K
  • Supposedly really loud, may be turned all the way to 11
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Some form of cooling that’s new
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos

Some specs and numbers

Should be available August 24th in the US


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 US/China – 8core (4×2.8GHz 4×1.7GHz)
  • Adreno 630

Non US specs

  • Samsung Exynos 9810 (not US/China) – 8core (4×2.7GHz 4×1/8GHz)
  • Mail-G72 MP18

More specs

  • 6.4″ capacititive touchscreen Super AMOLED display
  • Rear cameras: Dual 12 MP (1.4 μm, f/1.5/2.4) + 12 MP ((1.0 μm), f/2.4), Dual OIS, 4K at 30 or 60 fps (limited to 5 min)[1], QHD at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, 720p at 30 fps and slow motion at 960 fps
  • Front selfie cam: 8 MP (1.22 μm, f/1.7), autofocus
  • 128GB internal storage with 6GB models
  • 512GB internal with 8GB models
  • 4000mAh non-removable battery
  • Accelerometer Barometer Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted) Iris scanner Geomagnetic sensor Gyroscope Hall sensor Proximity sensor Heart Rate and Blood Pressure sensor
  • Physical sound volume keys, Bixby key
  • Stereo speakers tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support

More can be found on Samsung’s website.

Sources: Samsung, Wikipedia, Wired

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