Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone in New York, and it is set to launch in India soon. In fact, the pre-orders have already started in India with prices starting at Rs 67,900. One of the biggest highlights of the smartphone is the 4,000mAh battery among other improvements.
After the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, customers would want to know if Samsung’s move to add a bigger battery on the Galaxy Note 9 is the right one. In an interview with The Investor, Samsung CEO DJ Koh said that “The battery in the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever. Users do not have to worry about the batteries anymore.” He further added saying that the engineers are confident about the safety of Galaxy Note 9’s battery.
Watch: Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check
Following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, a lot of people were expecting Samsung to do away with the Note-series altogether. But then came the Galaxy Note 8, and it was well received by the critics and users. Samsung also adopted an 8-point battery safety check to ensure that the smartphone batteries are thoroughly tested in the production and post-manufacturing process.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications and features
The Galaxy Note 9 flaunts a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display (1440x2960pixels) resolution, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. At the heart of the smartphone runs an Exynos 9810 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Another variant 8GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage option is also available. There is also a hybrid microSD card slot for further expansion up to 512GB.
In the photography department, you get a dual camera setup at the back which includes a primary 12-megapixel camera with dual-aperture lens (f/1.5 – f/2.4). The secondary sensor is also of 12-megapixel resolution, with a telephoto lens to enable 2X lossless optical zoom, and portrait mode for DSLR-like bokeh effects. The Galaxy Note 9 also comes with the ability to capture slow-motion videos at 960fps in HD resolution. Up front is an 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus for selfies and video calling.
On the connectivity front, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE for HD voice calling, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. Samsung has also included Apple iPhone X-like 3D facial recognition technology and an Animoji-like feature called AR Emoji. In the software department, it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box, with Samsung’s custom UI on top.
Other features such as Samsung Pay for cashless payments, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos audio enhancement, a heart-rate sensor, and Samsung Knox for added security are a part of the package. You also get improved Bixby voice assistant, support for Live translation in different Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, and Punjabi among others.