Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Joshua Bennett
August 17, 2018

Samsung usually introduces new features after every two generations, so it is hardly surprising that aside from a few iterative upgrades, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 series did not bring anything new to the table.

Although Tom's Guide posted numbers that suggest the iPhone X's 2018 version might further dominate the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in terms of benchmark scores, tech websites have often cautioned that processor tests do not tell the "full story" when it comes to determining a phone's performance. After all, nobody can deny that the new phablet is nothing more but a slightly larger Galaxy Note 8 with a more generous battery and a smart S Pen. All variants of Galaxy Note 9 will be available across retail and online stores.

Samsung Electronics expects the Galaxy Note9 to beat its predecessor in terms of sales and said on Monday that sales of the S9 released earlier this year were not as weak as industry analysts suggested.

"The Galaxy S8 was released in April past year, and the Galaxy S9 went on sales in March".

Customers who acquire the Galaxy Note 9 through Paytm Mall will get the consumer a cashback of INR 6,000.

Now with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, the new S Pen delivers an entirely new way to use the Note. Specifically, it's giving away nine of the Ocean Blue version of the Note 9.

Is the Galaxy Note 9 for You? Essentially, the S Pen is a remote control for your smartphone. If you want to know more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, you can check out our review here. And even if you preorder one right now, you're still not guaranteed to get the best possible Android experience.

If more screen is needed, there is also an option to extend Samsung DeX to an external monitor with a compatible HDMI to USB-C multi-port adapter (not included). This means that the large-capacity battery inside the Galaxy Note 9 is going to take quite a while to charge, especially compared to something like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which also has a 4000mAh capacity battery, but it has a faster quick charging standard.

The Galaxy Home, equipped with the Bixby voice system, will connect to Samsung's smartphones and home appliances.

It's been whispered for a while that the Samsung Galaxy S10 might have a triple-lens camera, but now we know the possible specs of it.

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