Today, we were whisked away from the hustle and bustle of Petaling Jaya and taken to Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil for the unveiling and showcase of the new all-powerful device from Samsung – the Galaxy Note9! Padded with more features, a larger battery and a larger storage, along with a brand-new S Pen. But let’s take a dive into the specs of the device. Mr. Yoonsoo Kim, the President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics arrived with a band of motorcyclists and drones carrying the Note9 logo. He even stepped out from a Maclaren!
First up, you have a massive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display all without a notch. Samsung phones are usually dressed with gorgeous display, and this is no different. As for the internal specs, it can come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or an Exynos 9810. As for the RAM, you have a choice of a 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage, or the larger variant with 8GB of RAM and a whopping 512GB of internal storage. But, that’s not all. You can also slot in a microSD card of up to 512GB, giving a total of 1TB just for storage alone!
K-Tigers, a well-known Taekwondo demonstration team, incorporating dance moves to taekwondo even came out and demoed a few numbers, and we in the crowd were blown away!
As previously mentioned, it comes with a larger battery of 4,000 mAh, allowing you to do more on just your device. Samsung Dex is also improved. All you need to do to use Dex is just plug in a HDMI cable to your phone and voila, it is done. However, you can’t charge your device while doing so – with a cable that is. You can still wirelessly charge the device with a Qi-Charger so at least it’ll keep your phone going for longer. Also, as mentioned the S Pen has gotten an upgrade. It is now powered with a low-power Bluetooth battery that allows you to use the Pen from a distance away. You can now use it to take a picture, scroll through YouTube and so on. Samsung has also mentioned that they will be allowing third-party devs to create more uses for the pen.
The fingerprint reader at the back of the device is also moved to a much more ergonomic position, just below the rear camera And speaking of cameras, the phone still comes with a dual rear camera setup of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. As for the front camera, you have an 8-megapixel front shooter for all your selfie and wefie needs. The phone is also IP68 rated to keep it water and dust resistant.
As for its gaming prowess, the device also utilises “water-carbon cooling” to keep the device cool while you are gaming on it. Aside from the massive battery, gaming is also optimised to allow for longer game time on the device. But that’s not all. Epic Games, the creator behind the massively popular game – Fortnite, is also launching the game first on Samsung Galaxy devices. If you head on to the Samsung Store, you can download the game and play for free on your phone.
There you have it, a spec breakdown of the new noteworthy successor to the Note8. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is available to purchase come the 24th of August, and priced at RM3,699 (6GB RAM + 128GB storage) or RM4,599 (8GB RAM + 512GB storage). As for the colour variants, you can get the device will come in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper and Ocean Blue. As you might’ve seen, the S Pen will also vary in colours to give the device a little extra highlight.
Other devices such as the Galaxy Home and Galaxy Watch was also announced, but more will be made known on a later date.