The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was announced yesterday the 9th of August morning at a massive Unpacked event in New York. There weren’t any real surprises, but the details are official.
The Galaxy Note 9 will go up for pre-order today, August 10 at 12:01AM EDT, and then arrives in stores on August 24. It will cost $999.99 for the model with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM before jumping to $1,249.99 when configured with 512GB storage and 8GB RAM.
In Kenya,Nigeria and Ghana, we expect the Galaxy Note 9 to hit shelves on an unexpected date around September or October.
In the US, the Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. There are Midnight Black and Metallic Copper variants too, just not in the US (yet).
Samsung plans to sell fully unlocked Galaxy Note 9 models as well as through every carrier you can imagine. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular will all carry the Note 9. Unlocked versions will be sold at Samsung’s store, Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, Target, Walmart, and more.
What’s new in the Galaxy Note 9?
It looks a hell of a lot like the Galaxy Note 8, but it has upgraded internals and a fancy new S Pen. The phone will feature a 6.4-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 128GB or 512GB storage (with SD slot), 4000mAh battery, dual rear cameras with all the OIS you can handle, and Android 8.1 under their Samsung Experience skin.
The full Note 9 specs list is below.
|Galaxy Note 9|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Display||6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)|
|Memory||6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)|
8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
|Camera||Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)|
– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS
– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Front: 8MP AF, F1.7
Fast wireless charging
|Network||Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue|