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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and more announced at Unpacked 2018

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung revealed its latest smartphone globally last night in a mega event in New York. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with upgraded S Pen with Bluetooth LE (which customizes shortcuts and acts as a remote), 6.4-inch display, 4000 mAh battery capacity and many more. Let’s dive into the details quickly.

Design and Display:-

The Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display panel. Because this is the biggest display Samsung found. In terms of dimensions, the device is (161.9×76.4×8.8)mm and weighs 201 grams. On board, the Bluetooth-enabled S Pen is (5.7×4.35×106.37)mm and weighs 3.1 grams.

Camera:-

The Galaxy Note 9 has a horizontal dual rear camera setup. It includes 12-megapixel dual pixel sensor with a wide-angle lens holding f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture. Also, a 12-megapixel sensor consisting of a telephoto and  f/2.4 auto-focus lens. Both these sensors contain OIS (optical image stabilization). Besides the cameras also sports 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.

However, the front camera is 8-megapixel with  f/1.7 aperture and autofocus lens. There is a plus feature of scene optimizer which consists of 20 types. The other creative specs include flaw detection, eye blinking detection, lens smudge, backlight, HDR/live-focus modes and AR emojis.

Processor:-

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience UX. The Indian model features Exynos 9810 SoC continues to 1.7 GHz octa-core processor. Also with 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM variants. As far as storage is a concern, the handset has 128 GB and 512 GB options. Both are expandable up to 512 GB external memory.

Connectivity:-

The Galaxy Note 9 has connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE (LTE Cat. 18), dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, ANT+, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Also, the sensors inserted are an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, heart rate sensor, proximity sensor, RGB light sensor, Iris sensor, pressure sensor and fingerprint sensor.

Other specs:-

The Galaxy Note 9 will be launch with dual-sim variant in India. Also, it supports 4000 mAh battery, consequently comfortable with both wire and wireless fast charging mode. Apart from this, the smartphone and its Bluetooth Pen are IP68 rated.

Price and availability:-

The 6 GB RAM and 128 GB inbuilt storage variant costs Rs. 67,900. The 8GB RAM and 512GB inbuilt storage model costs Rs. 84,900. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available from August 10 to 22, for pre-orders. Probably the sale will start from 22 August. There are many exciting offers too.

The Galaxy Watch

This smartwatch will consist of two models- a 46mm silver variant and smaller 42mm black and rose gold variants. The Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42 mm model will cost $329.99 while the 46 mm model will cost $349.99. The Galaxy watch will be available in many online stores.

Quick Specifications:-

The Galaxy Watch has 5 ATM water resistance and IP68 dust resistance. The 42 mm model sports a 1.3-inch and the 42 mm model consist of a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED touch display with Gorilla DX+ glass. Obviously, it has fewer bezels. The 46 mm model has 472 mAh battery whereas 42 mm model has 270mAh battery.

Both runs on Tizen OS 4.0. And features Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15 GHz processor. Various sensors include heart rate monitor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer. The LTE variant (features 3G and wireless charging) contains 1.15 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. Also, the Bluetooth variant includes 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage.

The Bixby Speaker

Basically, the Bixby Speaker is a Samsung-version of Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s HomePod. But some competitive features set it apart. The speaker has a unique three-legged, cauldron-like design. However, there is no announcement of its price and availability yet.

Bixby is a robot voice which is quite similar to Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri. The voice appears in Samsung Galaxy phones, tablets, smart refrigerators and televisions since last year.

Design:-

The Bixby Speaker is a squat and circular sized speaker, coated in cloth. It has three metal legs. There are different touch controls for pausing, changing tracks, and adjusting volume. Also, a red light indicates that the device is awake. There is an AKG logo on top.

“Hey, Bixby” is the command to activate the assistant. More information will be unveiled in November at another event.

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