Last month, Samsung launched its flagship smartphone in India, the Galaxy Note 9, which comes with some interesting new features, besides the usual hardware upgrades. The Galaxy Note 9 starts at Rs 67,900 for the base model with 128GB storage, and Rs 84,900 for the top end model with 512GB storage. While there are exchange and upgrade offers on Paytm Mall, you can also get up to 9 percent cash back on the smartphone and bring down its effective cost. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition launched: Price, full specificationsAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy M51 review: Monstrous battery life, great display
The base variant is available for an effective price of Rs 61,900 after a flat Rs 6,000 cash back. Similarly, the 512GB variant is available for an effective price of Rs 78,900. To avail this offer, you need to apply a coupon code NOTE9 which will be available on the right side of the page. The cash back amount will be credited in your Paytm wallet after 12 days of order shipment, and you can use the amount for making mobile and DTH recharges, pay utility bills and more. Also Read - Samsung Exynos 1000 may outperform Qualcomm's Snapdragon 875 SoC
No cost EMI options starting at Rs 9,951 per month can also be availed from eligible banks. Lastly, you can even exchange your old smartphone and get up to Rs 10,900 off as exchange bonus, and further bring down the cost. The amount of exchange bonus that you get will vary based on the brand, model, age and condition of your smartphone.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications and features
The smartphone flaunts a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display (1440x2960pixels) resolution, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. With Exynos 9810 octa-core SoC at heart, the smartphone is paired with 6GB/8GB RAM, and up to 512GB storage. A microSD card slot with support for up to 512GB is also present for further expansion, offering you to have up to 1TB space on your phone.
In the photography department, you get the primary 12-megapixel camera with dual-aperture lens (f/1.5 f/2.4), and 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.
The highlight of the Note-series is the S Pen stylus, and Samsung has given it the biggest upgrade so far. It is now Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to use the S Pen as a remote shutter for camera, play pause songs, skip tracks and more.
In terms of connectivity, you get dual-SIM card 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.