Samsung Galaxy Note9 Launched with Exynos 9810 or Snapdragon 845, 4,000 mAh Battery, S-Pen

Samsung has just launched a new version of their Galaxy Note smartphone with Samsung Galaxy Note9, and it’s always interesting to check out the specifications and features to see if they’ve brought forward some innovations, beside improved performance and features.

Samsung Galaxy Note9
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Samsung Galaxy Note9 specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other depending on market)
    • Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core processor with 4x Exynos M3 @ up to 2.7GHz , 4x Arm Cortex A53 cores @ up to 2.8 GHz, Arm Mali-G72MP18 GPU
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with four Kryo 385 performance cores  @ 2.8GHz, 4x Kryo 385 efficiency cores @ 1.7GHz, Adreno 630 GPU
  • Memory / Storage Options
    • 6GB LPDDR4x, 128GB UFS, microSD slot up to 512GB
    • 8GB LPDDR4x, 512GB UFS, microSD slot up to 512GB
  • Display – 6.4″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED with 2960×1440 resolution (516ppi). Default is Full HD+, but that can be changed to Quad HD+ in the settings
  • Camera
    • Dual  12MP rear camera with wide-angle and telephoto lenses, dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
    • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity
    • Cellular
      • SIM card options depending on market
        • Single – one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
        • Hybrid – one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
      • Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,
    • Bluetooth 5.0 LE up to 2Mbps, ANT+
    • NFC
    • GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
  • USB – 1x USB Type-C port
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  • Payment Support – NFC, MST
  • Authentication
    • Pattern, Pin, Password
    • Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition Intelligent scan
  • Battery – 4,000mAh with fast charging (QC 2.0 / AFC), wireless charging (WPC / PMA)
    Dimensions – 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Weight – 201g
  • Ingress Protection Rating – IP68 ( submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes)

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Rear Camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo for now, and ships with a Bluetooth S-Pen with 4096 pressure sensitivity levels. This S-Pen together with the larger 4,000 mAh “all-day” battery  are some of the highlights mentions in the press release. Memory and storage capacities are also impressive with up to 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage that equivalent to what you’d find in a decent laptop. The phone is also compatible with Samsung Dex to offer a PC-like experience when connected to a larger display.

High-end devices come with high-end prices, and Samsung Galaxy Note9 can be reserved today in the US for $999 for the 6GB/128GB version, and  $1,249 for the 8GB/512GB version. Visit the product page for more details.

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5 Replies to “Samsung Galaxy Note9 Launched with Exynos 9810 or Snapdragon 845, 4,000 mAh Battery, S-Pen”

    1. Interesting, the Exynos 9810 BSP relies on kernel 4.9.59, USB3 and PCIe is there (Synopsys Designware, PCIe is 1 time Gen2 x1 and an independent Gen3 x1) and also DisplayPort. Could be something for a new ODROID then as well…


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