As promised, the South Korean companySamsung announced a new generation of the flagship smartphone from the Note - Galaxy Note 9 line. The features of the upcoming new product, according to the established tradition, became known in advance thanks to numerous leaks. However, to learn about everything is still better from the mouth of the manufacturer, and buyers who wish to get a smartphone in their hands as soon as possible can already make a pre-order from today.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 got recognizable bylast year's model design without any major changes, but minor cosmetic improvements are present. For example, the shape of the body has become somewhat more stringent due to more direct angles. The display is located at the front, enlarged relative to Note 8 from 6.3 to 6.4 inches: curved on the sides Super AMOLED with QHD + resolution (2960x1440 pixels), without “monobrow, with an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, 516 ppi and protective glass Gorilla Glass 5. Dimensions also underwent changes. For a beginner, it is 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm and weighs 201 grams, while last year’s version they are 162.5 × 74.8 × 8.6 mm with a mass of 195 grams. Thus, using accessories from Note 8 will not work, which is a pity. Moreover, the location of all the keys remains the same (the virtual assistant Bixby is also present).
Yet, distinguishing Note 9 from Note 8 is easiest toback side. It is still covered with a glass panel, but the fingerprint scanner is now located under the main dual camera exactly as many informers showed us long before the announcement. Such a change should minimize the number of random touches of the photomodule glasses with a finger when unlocking the device.
Dual main camera borrowed from SamsungGalaxy S9 +. This is a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an interchangeable f / 1.5 or f / 2.4 aperture and optical stabilization, paired with an additional 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f / 2.4 aperture and dual optical zoom. Autofocus, flash and portrait with bokeh effect are supported.
An ordinary 8-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture of f / 1.7 is located on the front frame on the top of the frame. In the same place other sensors, among which infrared for scanning of an iris are hidden.
For cameras declared newfangled scene recognitionartificial intelligence, slow motion video with a frequency of 960 frames per second (time increased to 0.4 seconds, which is twice as long as the Galaxy S9 / S9 +), notifying the user about the creation of blurry images or closed eyes in the photo.
The biggest updates this time gotcomplete stylus S Pen. Now the digital pen is equipped with a Bluetooth Low Energy module, which allows the accessory to remotely control the flagship. To do this, through the settings you can program specific commands for certain presses. For example, one press activates the shutter at the main or front camera, two - flipping a track in a music player or slide at the time of presentation when turned on via the DeX functionality, long holding the button on the body of the stylus - pauses or plays YouTube videos.
Accessory received a new tip withrecognition of 4096 degrees of force pressing and tilting the pen. Externally, the accessory is also transformed. Its body almost matches the color coloring of the Galaxy Note 9 case, of which there are four: black, blue, copper and lilac. For some reason, the second feather will be yellow. Thanks to the supercapacitors, the S Pen in just 1 minute is charged so much that it can work for half an hour. As a standard stylus, it is always ready to work, even when charging at zero.
Functional DeX now also began to workdifferently. To activate it, a proprietary docking station is no longer required. The software was originally incorporated into the Galaxy Note 9, and therefore, in order to gain access to its capabilities, it is enough to connect the smartphone to a TV or external monitor via an HDMI adapter. Smartpad turns into a desktop PC, and its screen is an analogue of a touchpad or virtual keyboard with stylus support.
As for the hardware component, thenlittle change. The heart of the device was the top 10-nm 8-core Exynos 9810 with a maximum clock frequency of 2.8 GHz and Mali-G72 graphics or 10-nm 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with a frequency of 2.7 GHz and the Adreno 630 accelerator, depending on the sales region. To protect against overheating applied carbon substrate.
The manufacturer has released 2 modifications: with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash memory, as well as 8/512 GB. Both versions have the ability to install microSD cards up to 512 GB. The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh, which is significantly more than its predecessor (3300 mAh). Finally, the manufacturer heard the request of users?
Among other things, we note the presence of stereo speakers AKG,USB Type-C 3.1 ports, two SIM card slots, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi wireless modules (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS navigation and GLONASS, NFC chip, protection against water and other external influences according to the standard IP68.
The operating system was the Android 8.1 OS Oreo with Samsung Experience firmware.
In Russia, the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from 6/128 and8/512 GB is 69 990 and 89 990 rubles, respectively. Pre-order is already open and will last until August 30. To all who have placed an order in advance, the company will present as a bonus wireless charging Wireless Charger Duo, worth 6990 rubles. Open sales in stores will begin from August 31.