Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Hands On: Playing It Safe

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Hands On: Playing It Safe

It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official following the company's Unpacked event.

Of course, the power user is going to want full keyboard and mouse support, and as mentioned Samsung DeX offers that over Bluetooth connection.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alleged specifications The Galaxy Note 9 has been in the news for quite a while and has faced too many leaks.

In fact, we're not even sure how the Galaxy Note 9 is creating this second computing environment over a simple HDMI connection - Samsung representatives weren't at liberty to discuss it during a briefing event.

Samusng uneils the Galaxy Note 9 during an Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in New York City on August 9, 2018.

So you could use it to take long-range group selfies, start and stop music that's playing on your phone and advance through slides while your colleagues gaze in awe at the cool transitions you've chosen for your presentation.

"Note 9 owners will be able to view those optimized photos and jot notes on a 6.4", 2960x1440 OLED screen. Additionally, base storage for the Note 9 now stands at 128GB and the phablet also ships with a 4,000mAh power pack. It still runs on the latest flagship processors as the Galaxy S9 series and the Galaxy Note9 now comes with a minimum of 128GB of storage and it has 6GB of RAM. Faster 5G internet connectivity is one of the features Samsung is striving to bring to consumers, they said on an earnings conference call last month.

As for storage, there have been reports about a 512GB variant of the device. The fingerprint sensor is now below the camera, whereas the Note 8 had the sensor next to the cameras. Samsung has been conservative on battery improvements ever since its Note 7 phone in 2016 developed a tendency to burst into flame, prompting an expensive recall and delivering a hit to the company's reputation. If just 5% of iPhone buyers a year purchased a pencil, that's more than a billion in extra revenue per year for Apple, not counting any additional iPad or iPhone sales from those who could use the Pencil on multiple devices. In our short usage, the "scene" icon is barely noticeable, and the recognition doesn't feel as quick as Huawei's P20.

Nonetheless, Samsung also mentioned that the Note 9 has better low light camera performance now, especially in Live Focus mode.

In addition to the new phone, Samsung unveiled several new products, including a new Galaxy Watch. So keep your eyes open and don't necessarily pre-order the first thing you see.

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