Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone has finally arrived in the country.
Several days ago, the South Korean company unveiled the newest iteration of the Galaxy Note series at the annual Unpacked event in New York City. It’s got the typical Note look and a bunch of upgrades inside.
First, Samsung boasts about the Galaxy Note 9’s intelligent dual cameras. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming more and more prominent, Samsung’s newest flagship device now has built-in scene and subject recognition which enables it to adjust the necessary settings to make the image stand out.
Next is the new and improved Bluetooth-powered S Pen. Previously, the S Pen is nothing more than just a writing and doodling tool that’s often forgotten about after a month or two of usage. Now, it has become a little bit more useful. It can now act as a wireless shutter to assist the camera in taking photos, remote during powerpoint presentations, and more.
In terms of raw power, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best in class. It’s equipped with Samsung’s very own Exynos 9810 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a massive 512GB of onboard storage.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, Samsung Experience 9.5
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (hybrid)
- 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, 2960 x 1440 pixel resolution, ~516ppi
- Exynos 9810 octa-core processor
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 128GB/512GB internal LPDDR4 storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
- 8-megapixel front camera, AF, f/1.7 aperture
- 12-megapixel (Wide-angle, Dual Pixel, f/1.5-f/2.4) + 12-megapixel (2x optical zoom, f/2.3 aperture, OIS), dual-LED flash
- S Pen (with Bluetooth)
- Fingerprint scanner, Iris scanner, Facial recognition
- Heart-rate sensor
- IP68 water and dust-resistance
- AKG stereo speaker, Dolby Atmos
- 4G LTE Cat. 18
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
- Weight: 201g
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery, fast and wireless charging
With all these new features, it’s not surprising that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is pretty expensive. Its price starts at Php55,990 for the 6GB + 128GB model, while the top-of-the-line 8GB + 512GB configuration costs Php75,990. Check out the pre-order details and freebies here.