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It's official: the Samsung Galaxy Note9 has a 4,000mAh battery

By James Lu - on 9 Aug 2018, 11:30pm

It's official: the Samsung Galaxy Note9 has a 4,000mAh battery

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note9 smartphone at an Unpacked event in Brooklyn today. The Note series has always been designed with power users in mind and Samsung is doubling down on that premise with three core pillars for the Note9.

The first pillar is longer battery life, and as such, the Note9 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, the largest battery Samsung has ever put in a smartphone.

The second pillar is more storage space, so you can store more and delete less. The Note9 will be available in both a 6GB RAM/128GB storage capacity and an 8GB RAM/512GB storage capacity. Both models also have a microSD card slot compatible with cards up to 512GB, so if you get the 8GB model, you can have up to a whopping 1TB of phone storage.

The third pillar is improved performance. The Note9 will be available with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, or a Samsung Exynos 9810 processor. Samsung has also made improvements to its water cooling system, which now has a three times larger thermal spreader, and added an AI-powered performance adjuster. These improvements should result in better performance for graphics or processor intensive apps such as games.

The Note9's S Pen has also been improved, and now uses a Bluetooth Low Energy module and antenna that lets it operate at up to 10m away from the Note9. This extended range will let you use the S Pen as a remote control. For example, you can use it as a remote camera shutter. Currently 11 apps work with the S Pen Remote, however Samsung will be releasing the SDK to developers so more should be added soon.

The new S Pen also contains a super capacitor that lets it charge extra fast. In fact, it takes just 40 seconds inside the phone for the S Pen to be fully charged. One full charge provides 30 minutes of standby time, or 200 clicks.

Design-wise, the phone looks pretty similar to last year's Note8, although it is a tiny bit thicker and heavier. The screen is also slightly bigger at 6.4 inches. On the rear of the phone, the Note9 has the same dual rear camera setup as the Galaxy S9+, pairing a 12-megapixel wide-angle main camera with a dual aperture f/2.4 and f/1.5 lens, with a 12-megapixel, f/2.4 telephoto camera.

The phone will be available on 24th August in four colors: Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple, although apparently only Ocean Blue and Midnight Black will be available in Singapore. Each color comes with a color-matched S Pen, except for Ocean Blue, which has a yellow S Pen.

The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need. Note fans are Samsung’s most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives. - DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

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