The leaks may have revealed almost everything but Samsung did have something special to show at the Galaxy Note9 launch today. The S Pen that has been a regular since the first Galaxy Note device but this is the first time, it seems S Pen has been given a serious upgrade this time around. In addition to its notetaking prowess, the S Pen can is now equipped with Bluetooth that allows it to act as a remote camera shutter, control video playback, present slides and lots more.
The next major change is the battery and storage. The Galaxy Note9 now comes with a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support and the internal storage starts from 128GB and goes up to 512GB. The phone also supports microSD card expansion (up to 1TB).
The dual 12MP cameras have also been improved with dual OIS and dual aperture, and scene optimiser that can detect pictures from up to 20 categories.
Samsung DeX now chucks away the clunky accessory and just requires a USB Type-C to HDMI cable for the phone to work.
As far as other hardware features go, the Galaxy Note9 features a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, Exynos or Snapdragon processor, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, iris and fingerprint scanner (which is now positioned correctly) and IP68 certified.
Galaxy Note9 will be available starting August 24 in select markets and will be available in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper with matching S Pen, and Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen.