August 9 in new York and at the same time Moscow hosted a presentation of phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Novelty is difficult to distinguish from the Note 8, but the first thing that catches the eye is the new location of the fingerprint scanner, now it is easier to get and not to be confused with the eye of the camera.
- Dimensions: 161,9×76,4×8.8 mm, 201 g
- Display: 6,4″, 2960×1440 (516 ppi), 18,5:9, Super AMOLED
- CPU: Snapdragon 845 (USA)/Exynos 9810 (Europe)
- Camera: 12 + 12 MP, aperture f/1,5(f/2.4)+f/2,4 (main double), 8 MP, aperture f/1,7 (front)
- Memory: 6 GB RAM 128/512 GB ROM, microSD
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- OS: Android 8.1 (Samsung Experience 9.5)
- Connection: Type-C, Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, mini-jack
- Housing color: blue, copper, black, purple
Display and design
Diagonal display compared to the Note 8 is a little older: from 6.3 to 6.4 inch. The resolution is 2960 by 1440 pixels, the matrix SuperAMOLED.
The housing is protected to IP68 standard.
Traditionally, for Samsung get natural colors with high contrast and deep black color — such a matrix we have already seen in Galaxy S9. There’s a fine temperature setting and Always On Display.
According to the location of elements on the left call button Bixby and the volume rocker, right side power button. Bottom speaker, USB-C, stylus and mini-jack. Included are signature headphones from AKG. Company AKG this time helped also with the development of stereo sound. The quality is on par with Galaxy S9+.
First dual camera Samsung has introduced in Note 8. Here this tradition was continued by copying the lens with variable aperture of the Galaxy S9 — f/1.5 to f/2.4. Both sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels, has optical stabilization. The quality of the pictures compared to the Galaxy S9 has increased and it’s likely in the software. Great pictures by day and good night.
Front camera of 8 MP. The quality is good, but has room to grow.
Photo taken on Galaxy Note 9, is available here.
Iron and autonomy
Inside the newest chip of its own production Exynos 9810. Version with this processor will be shipped to all over the world, and for the United States with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. RAM with just one option — 6 GB built-in 128, 256 and 512 GB.
In the first test — nothing to complain about. Previously it was complaints about the braking system and entirely blame the original processor. The situation has improved markedly. It is possible that the question of optimization. Note 9 runs on Android 8.1 with a proprietary shell Samsung Experience 9.5.
The battery has grown from 3300 mAh to 4000 mAh. The manufacturer promises a day of work, but we managed to squeeze out a maximum of 6-7 hours of screen. Even this figure is completely satisfied.
What is the Note range differs from most of the flagships on the market? That’s right, the stylus! Which this time became more functional.
The main innovation — added the Bluetooth module. Need to implement «chips» with a remote control. For example, the updated S Pen can put the music on pause if pressed once, or skip a song from the two. The desired action can be put in the settings.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available from 24 August in four colors — black, blue, purple and copper. The value of 70 to 90 thousand rubles.
Expensive, but who else offers a flagship smartphone with a stylus and similar characteristics? Let’s see how the device will show itself with more long-term use.