Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 has officially broken cover, and the company has put out an infographic, seen below, that goes over some of the phone's new features and the implication of the raw power it gets from its large-capacity battery and the Exynos 9820 chip, or equivalent Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in some territories, that sits inside it. The infographic covers many of the phone's basic specs and what they mean for you, such as two of the biggest examples, the available 128GB or 512GB of storage and the 4,000mAh battery. These mean that you'll likely never have to delete things in regular use cases, and you'll be able to eke out a full day of use on a charge, if not more.
The infographic also goes over the Galaxy Note 9's powerful new camera software with automatic scene optimization and flaw detection. The new S-Pen with Bluetooth-based BLE connectivity is also touted, along with the fact that the pen can charge fully within 40 seconds of being placed inside the phone. The power and networking gap between the Galaxy Note 9 and its predecessor is addressed here, with Samsung telling users to expect network speeds of up to 1.2Gbps in the right conditions, and CPU and GPU performance boosts of 33-percent and 23-percent, respectively, against the Snapdragon 835 that powers most 2017 flagships, including the Galaxy Note 8. The phone's innovative water-carbon cooling system, massive 6.4-inch Infinity Display and AKG-tuned speakers, meanwhile, make for a gaming experience unlike any other device out there. Also noted is the Galaxy Note 9's new DeX capabilities, which can work on any display via an HDMI adapter, with or without a dedicated DeX dock, and feature a dual-screen mode that can let you use the phone as normal while also using the PC-like DeX interface.
To recap, the Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch Infinity Display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and set at a resolution of 1,440 by 2,960 pixels. Underneath it sits either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM. Storage options come in either 128GB or 512GB, which can still be expanded with a MicroSD card. All of that storage will prove useful, because the phone's dual rear cameras, set at 12 megapixels each, can shoot in up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, and can do slow motion effects when recording at 1080p or lower. The front camera, meanwhile, is an 8-megapixel unit paired up with a bevy of sensors that allow facial recognition and iris scanning. Finally, a 4,000mAh battery should keep the entire show running all day. On the software side, expect the phone to launch with Android 8.1 Oreo and get updated to Android 9 Pie in due time. As to creature comforts, the device is water-resistant, has a headphone jack, and can be charged and accessorized via a USB Type-C port.