Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch live from New York


After months of leaks and teases, the moment has finally arrived. Samsung is all set to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 flagship phablet at an event in New York. The Note 9 will sit above the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and will bring with itself never-before-seen features on a Galaxy Note device ever.

The Note 9 will be offering a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution, with the intensity of the curved edges now reduced. The Note 9’s highlighted feature will be the revamped S Pen, which will support Bluetooth connectivity for the first time. The leaked official renders suggest that the S Pen can be used to take photos, remotely control presentations or even operate other apps, without having to tap the display. The S Pen could also support up to 4,096 pressure points. Additionally, the S Pen will have by default the same cursor colour as the physical colour of the S Pen.

Moving on, the leaks say that the Note 9 will use the Exynos 9810 chipset clocked at 2.7GHz, which could be accompanied by up to 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The rear optics will be handled by a 12MP dual camera setup with the variable aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) setup borrowed from the S9. While one sensor will allow 2x optical zoom, the other one will be a wide-angle sensor. Samsung will also bake in AI feature to enhance the photos by default — if the AI thinks that it could do better with a second try, it will give the user an option to take the photo once again.

Additionally, Samsung will now let users access the DeX mode without the DeX dock. The user will now be able to access DeX by simply using a cable — an idea borrowed from the Huawei P20 Pro. The Note 9 will be kept alive by a bigger 4000mAh battery this time, which will be paired along with both fast wired and wireless charging.