NEW YORK CITY—Samsung has formally taken the wraps off the Galaxy Notenine. The telephone follows carefully in the footsteps of the Galaxy Noteeight however with new specifications, a larger battery, and a couple of different upgrades.
First up, the specifications. Samsung’s $999 smartphone has a 6.Four-inch 2960×1440 OLED exhibit—a nil.1-inch upgrade over remaining 12 months—6GB or 8GB of RAM, and a big battery build up from 3300mAh to 4000mAh. In the US you’ll be able to get a Snapdragon 845, whilst the world over Samsung will probably be the use of its personal Exynos 9820. Storage begins at 128GB and is going all the approach as much as 512GB, which, with 8GB of RAM, provides as much as a $1,249 ticket. If that isn’t sufficient garage for you, there may be additionally a MicroSD slot. As same old Samsung is ready a model in the back of the newest Android unencumber—the telephone comes with Android eight.1 Oreo, no longer the newly launched Android nine Pie.
Like the Noteeight, that is an all-glass smartphone with a slender, immediately best and backside bezel. Samsung is certainly one of the few corporations that’s not following the pattern towards notched telephones. Also incorporated are a USB-C port, stereo audio system, wi-fi charging, a headphone jack (woo!), NFC, Samsung Pay MST, and the similar face-scanning setup the Note line has had for a while.
Samsung nonetheless hasn’t discovered the long-rumored in-display fingerprint reader, however the Notenine rear fingerprint reader is a minimum of in a greater spot. The fingerprint sensor now lives underneath the digital camera meeting as a substitute of subsequent to it, which must make it more straightforward to achieve. On the Noteeight (and Galaxy S8) the fingerprint reader used to be very onerous to achieve with a standard one-handed grip.
The Galaxy Note nonetheless comprises the product-defining S-Pen, which helps you to draw on the display screen love it’s a tiny notepad. This 12 months, the S-Pen has Bluetooth reinforce, however, reasonably than a battery, it has a great capacitor that may price in 40 seconds when docked. The Pen may even remaining a 30 minutes clear of the telephone. Why would you need to take the stylus clear of the telephone? Well, you’ll be able to use it to remotely cause the digital camera, play and pause movies, and alter slides in Powerpoint.
For the cameras, there may be nonetheless a twin 12MP rear digital camera setup with certainly one of them nonetheless having a twin aperture due to a mechanical iris. Samsung is asking this an “intelligent camera” as a result of it may come across when any individual blinks in a photograph. It too can come across meals and landscapes and regulate the colour.
Like the Tab S4, this 12 months the Note can release into an Android desktop “Dex” mode with out the want for dock . The telephone nonetheless has the Samsung Bixby Assistant and a Bixby button, however now it is Bixby 2.zero. Bixby 2.zero is the first model of the voice assistant to combine generation from Samsung’s Viv acquisition, an AI corporate began by way of the creators of Siri. Thankfully, the “Ok Google” hotword additionally works, and you’ll be able to communicate to Google as a substitute.
Lastly, there are new colours to make a choice from. You can pass with flagship blue with a contrasting yellow pen, or red, copper, and black. Sales get started August 24.
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