The Galaxy Note 9 also features a Bluetooth-enables S Pen and variable aperture dual camera system.
Samsung has finally taken off the wraps of its flagship phablet — the Galaxy Note 9, in India. The smartphone was made available for pre-booking a few days ago, with the prices for two variants — Rs 67,900 for the 6GB/128GB and Rs 84,900 for 8GB/512GB variant. The Note 9 is now available on Amazon, Flipkart, Samsung’s Online Store, Paytm Mall and offline channels as well.
The Note 9 is a major upgrade of last year’s Note 8. The phablet is now built around an Exynos 9810 chip with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM paired with either 128GB or 512GB of storage. The storage can be expanded up to 512GB. The Note 9 runs on Samsung Experience 9.0 with Android 8.1 Oreo underneath.
Samsung has crammed in a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED HDR display in the old Note 8’s form factor. The S Pen also makes a return — only this time, it’s equipped with Bluetooth LE. Therefore, it can act as a remote for the camera or Powerpoint presentations. The S Pen relies on a supercapacitor to keep itself alive, which draws power from the Note 9’s massive 4000mAh battery. The Note 9 also retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and gains a stereo speaker setup. It also gets the Intelligent Scan feature that combines the Iris scanner and Face Unlock for safer biometric verification.
For the optics, the Note 9 features the same 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup from Galaxy S9+, with a variable aperture system for the primary lens. The front camera is an 8MP sensor. Both of them are now assisted by Samsung’s AI algorithms to enhance image quality.
The Note 9 is available in India in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper.