Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Announced:
Aug 9, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 24, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

6.4 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

516 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

83.51 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization

Front:

8 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions:

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light, Stylus

Colors:

Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630

RAM:

6 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

USB OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

38.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Internet use:

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback:

95.00 hours

Video playback:

21.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN960U link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.27 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.35 W/kg

Phablet:

3.90 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.

MSRP price:

$ 1000

This device is also known as Samsung SM-N960U, Samsung SM-N960F

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

With 512 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

RAM:

8 GB

Internal storage:

512 GB

MSRP price:

$ 1250

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

SM-N960F International version

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 9810

Processor:

Octa-core, 2900 MHz, Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

Talk time (3G):

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Internet use:

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Video playback:

20.00 hours

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 02, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN960F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

0.85 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.40 W/kg

Phablet:

3.98 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for AT&T

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 66

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, 66, 71

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66, 71

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

for U.S. Cellular

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

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Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (83.51 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (516 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (6 GB)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)
  • Big battery (4000 mAh)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a feature-packed high-end phone aimed at power users and productivity-minded individuals. Its key stand-out features include the large Super AMOLED display, the versatile dual-camera, the huge 4000mAh battery, and the S-Pen digital stylus allowing you to take down notes and annotate documents, as well as to control media playback and flip between presentation slides remotely thanks to its wireless connectivity. And with DeX mode, the Galaxy Note 9 can connect to a TV or Monitor giving you a desktop-like environment for work or play.

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