Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Hands On: Playing It Safe

Judy Cobb
August 9, 2018

After months of Galaxy Note 9 rumors, video teases and leaked specs, Samsung's latest phone has finally emerged from the shadows and into the light.

Supported devices for now include the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Tab S3, and Galaxy Tab S4.

Note owners are power users, Samsung says, and the Note 9 is specified to suit.

As for software, it's typical Samsung: the Note9 ships with Oreo, and Samsung isn't making any promises as to when it will get Android 9 Pie.

Unveiled today in NY, the Galaxy Note 9 features a large battery, a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, and lots of storage.

But following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S9 earlier this year, the Galaxy Note 9 breaks with tradition and employs a series of ancillary changes rather than introducing any major design modifications. You can expect the same Infinity Display, the same headphone jack, and numerous same technologies that you've come to expect from the Galaxy Note brand, including IP68 dust and water resistance, fast wireless charging, Samsung Knox, and several biometric security options, including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and facial recognition capabilities.

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A number of well-known influencers are at the Samsung Unpacked event, including YouTuber Casey Neistat and French streamer Gotaga. It'll be interesting to see just how much better the Note 9's camera is once we have the device in for review. And it's exactly what we have expected it to be.

To claim your gift, you will need to log into the Shop Samsung app and submit your details by September 13.

Fortnite is sure to become popular on Android as it is on every other platform, but this Note 9 deal from Samsung is sure to be a compelling offer for anyone looking to stand out from the herd. If you simply can't choose between the two, you can also pay $99 and get both promotional offers (and still save a few hundred bucks). Only 102,000 AKG noise cancellation headphones, 46,000 Game Bundles, and 36,000 Bundles will be made available, according to the company. Samsung will have its usual range of case options, including Note 9 folio cases which cover the whole phone, and soft-touch-finish shells.

Last year, the Galaxy Note 8 started at $930 and smashed through the psychological barrier of $1,000 in its top configuration.

It will probably be a couple of weeks until the phone is available to buy.

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