Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This phone comes just a few months after the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus at the MWC 2018.
The Note 9 is better than all Samsung Note phones we have seen before in almost all aspects. The Samsung Note 9 features a large 6.4-inch Infinity display, a large 4000mAh battery and up to 512GB storage.
The rear camera is better positioned compared to that of the Note 8 and the S-Pen is Bluetooth enabled to allow the user to activate differed set shortcuts remotely.
The Galaxy Note 9 is one of the few devices that strikes a very good balance between productivity and entertainment. This page provides the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Ghana, specs and everything you need to know.
Specs Highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- 6.4-inch display, 1440 pixels x 2960 pixels resolution
- OS: Android v8.1 Oreo
- Octa Core processor, Exynos 9810 Octa chipset
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128/512GB internal storage, MicroSD up to 256GB
- Back camera: Dual: 12MP (f/1.5-2.4, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, AF), LED flash, phase detection autofocus, 2X Optical zooming, OIS, touch focus, geo-tagging, auto HDR, panorama, face/smile detection, simultaneous 4K & 9MP image rec, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] & dual-video rec
- Front camera: 8MP, f/1.7, autofocus, [email protected], dual-video call & Auto HDR
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5, NFC
- Sensors: fingerprint(rear), Face ID, an iris scanner, accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- 2G, 3G, 4G networks
- 4000mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features Explained
Design & Display
The Note 9 comes with a 6.4 inch super AMOLED display. This is arguably the best display in the world right now. The display on the Note 9 is slightly bigger than that on last year’s Note 8 but the two phones seem to be of the same size.
However, the Note 9 is slightly shorter and wider. It also weighs a little more: 201g vs. 195g. The Infinity display is bright and has 18.5: 9 aspect ratio.
The Note 9 comes with two features that are missing in many flagships these days: a microSD card slot and headphone jack. Samsung Note 9 is IP68 certified (water and dustproof).
Another feature that is present in the Note 9 that is lacking in the iPhone X, Oppo find X and a few other flagships is a fingerprint scanner. This smartphone also has face unlock feature and an iris scanner. The fingerprint scanner is centrally placed at the back. The Note 8 has a fingerprint scanner on the rear but its off-center, something that most people don’t like.
Hardware, Software & Performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset supported with either 6GB of RAM or 8GB of RAM. The 6GB RAM variant comes with 128GB on-board storage while the 8GB RAM version comes with 512GB onboard storage.
This phone supports microSD cards of up to 512GB. This means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the first phone that allows up to 1TB storage space.
Samsung Note 9 runs on Android Oreo with Samsung Experience software on top. Obviously, Samsung will provide and upgrade to Android Pie.
The Note 9 comes with the same rear camera profile of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. It features dual 12MP rear cameras utilizing the dual aperture technology.
This means that the rear camera can switch from an f/2.4 aperture in well-lit environments to the f/1.5 aperture when it’s being used in low light areas. The rear shooter can capture pretty impressive photos in the darkest of places.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the very best camera phones in the world right now. The rear camera has a host features including Optical Image Stabilization and 2x optical zoom. There are up to 20 different camera settings including Portraits, Flowers, Food, Sky, Mountains, Trees, Sunsets and Sunrises, Snow, Waterfalls, Birds, Street scenes, Beaches etc.
The selfie camera on the Galaxy Note 9 is 8MP. This camera captures pretty decent photos too. It is the first Samsung Galaxy Note front camera with Autofocus. The camera app is amazing and provides an array of options including wide group selfies, array stickers, slow-motion videos etc.
Battery & Extras
The Note 9 comes with a larger battery than the Note 8: 4000mAh vs 3500mAh. This phone supports fast charging and wireless charging. Samsung promises a day long battery life to heavy users. If you are moderate user, you use this phone for up to two days on a single charge.
The S Pen
Samsung Note 9 comes with a Stylus S pen that is nothing like what we have seen before. The S pen is Bluetooth enabled and it can be used for a lot of tricks.
This S Pen can connect to the phone when its 9 meters away. You can use the S pen stylus to:
- Remotely launch the camera app
- Take photos & record videos remotely
- Control the music player (Previous/Next)
- Advancing to next/previous photo when using the photo gallery.
Pricing and Availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Ghana
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sells for GHS 4,800.