Samsung Galaxy Note 9 tablet has arrived in Australia. The Galaxy Note9 is Samsung’s largest smartphone model to date, with a 6.4-inch screen, and it comes with an S Pen stylus.
This note book shares most of the features of its immediate predecessor the Galaxy S9 plus mobile. It has the same Quad HD+ Super Amoled with a native resolution of 2960×1440 pixels, albeit in a slightly larger display.
It also shares the same RAM configuration, Octa-core processor, AKG stereo speakers, Android Oreo operating system and 12MP dual camera. Only difference is that it has the larger 4000mAh battery that lasts all day and ycan also get more storage if you’re willing to pay for it, with a 512GB option.
According to Samsung, the Note 9 has been enhanced from a Water Carbon Cooling system and an on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm to help with stability.
Also the Samsung has added connectivity to the S Pen via Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support. This will allow users to take photos, present conference slides and control video playback with the click of a button. Samsung expects to see more functionality in the form of third-party apps specifically designed for the Note 9.
The Note 9 boasts fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance, defense-grade Knox security and the usual assortment of biometric sensors. Naturally, Samsung DeX is also back, which allows users to transform their phone into a virtual desktop via the titular dock, sold separately. Interestingly you’ll be able to play Fortnite: Battle Royale on it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Full Specifications
It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi) display. The note book has awesome camera features with Rear having the Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) – Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS – Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS – 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom Front: 8MP AF, F1.7
The notebook processor works on 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz) 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz) and has 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
There are two SIM card slots Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB). Battery as said above is 4,000mAh Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA.
The connectivity of the note book works on Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou) and also has Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor.
That means that you can lock your tab security with Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition Intelligent scan: Combines iris scan and face recognition for convenient unlocking and in some cases provides enhanced security for certain authentication services
Audio supports files MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE and MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM video files.
Price of Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will cost $1499 to buy outright in Australia and the 512GB model is even pricier at $1799.
You can find it in three colours – Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and from select retailers, Metallic Copper.
The Best Telco Plans for Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 costs AU$1,499 outright from Samsung, or ranges between AU$112 and AU$199 per month on Telstra, AU$85 and AU$145 on Optus, and AU$76.63 and AU$204.91 on Vodafone. Here are the below plans of these telcos.
Telstra is offering this phone in two colours Midnight Black and Ocean Blue with two memory variants, 128GB and 512GB.
With 128GB option. Telstra customers pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Note9 will also score a free Galaxy Tab A 8.0 worth $456 as well as an automatic memory upgrade to the 512GB phone.
Telstra is offering the Note9 on both mobile and mobile lease plans, including the $199 Ultimate plan with unlimited data.
Optus 24 month My Plan Flex (lease) for $85 per month, with $10 per month handset repayments (minimum total cost $2,280) and 20GB of included monthly data for this note book.
While 20GB plan also include major soccer league matches for next three years. It will also throw in free data for streaming music services such as Spotify and Google Music.
For an extra $5 a month, Optus will add unlimited data for Netflix, Stan and ABC iView streaming.
There are various plans available at Vodafone for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. They have their popular red plus plans with a huge amount of data at YMax Speed and then you can keep using as much data as you want at speeds of up to 1.5Mbps. With 1.5Mbps you can stream music and standard definition video, make a video call, browse the internet and catch up on social media.. Plus get a no lock-in contract and new phone on an interest free repayment period of 12, 24 or 36 months with selected plans. If you want to leave your plan, you can keep your phone – just pay what’s left. Or choose from their 12 month SIM Only Plus Plans if you want to bring your own phone.
They also have Red Plans with a phone and Month to Month or 12 month SIM Only Plans that offer loads of data and great value.
Note that the Galaxy Tab S4 and Tab A 10″ are also available now on sale in Australia which you can buy from Samsung online store and Samsung Experience Stores, as well as retail and operator partners.
The Tab S4 will be available in 64GB from $979 (wifi) and $1179 (4G). The 256GB model starts at $1179 (wifi) and $1379 (4G). Bot come in Ebony black and Fog Grey.
The Galaxy A 10.5” tablet will go on sale in Australia from this Friday September 7 from $449 (wifi) and $649 (4G) in Ebony black and Fog Grey.