SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE9
The Galaxy Note9 carries the same design Samsung has used for the past two years, though the camera module is now color matched to blend in with the rest of the phone, and the fingerprint scanner has thankfully been relocated to a more sensible position.
The Note9 remains one of the few phones to still feature a headphone jack, while its speakers are now AKG-tuned. The Note9 is compatible with microSD cards up to 512GB in capacity, so if you get the 512GB model, you can have up to a whopping 1TB storage!
The Note9’s Super AMOLED display has a 2,960 x 1,440 resolution (516ppi) and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and is bright, with natural but rich colors, deep contrast, and perfect blacks.
The S Pen on the Note9 has been completely rebuilt with a Bluetooth Low Energy module to work up to ten meters away and can now be used as a remote control. Long press the S Pen’s button to launch the camera app, click once to take a picture, click twice to switch between cameras. It’s really convenient and a great way to take selfies.
The S Pen remote works in other apps too. In YouTube, Spotify, and Samsung Music you can click once to pause/ unpause, or click twice to advance to the next video/track. Of course, the S Pen is still useful for taking notes and sketching on the go. The stylus has the same 0.7mm tip and 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity as its predecessor, and drawing with it on the Note9’s display feels fluid and responsive.
Both the phone and the S Pen are IP68 rated.
The Note9 has a dual rear camera setup pairing a 12-megapixel wide- angle main camera with a dual aperture f/2.4 and f/1.5 lens, paired with a 12-megapixel, f/2.4 telephoto camera, both of which have OIS, making it one of the most user-friendly camera phones around.
The Singapore version of the Note9 runs on Samsung’s own Exynos 9810, a 10nm 64-bit octa-core processor.
The Note9’s 4,000mAh battery supports both Samsung’s Fast Adaptive charging and Qi v1.2 wireless quick charging.
The Ocean Blue Note9 comes with a yellow S Pen.
The camera module is now color matched to the rear of the phone.