Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What’s Different?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What’s Different?

Lindsey Duncan
August 12, 2018

Thursday's announcement in NY comes about a month before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones.

Two years ago, the Note became notorious in the annals of disastrous launches when reports of the phone's battery exploding started to surface. The latest Galaxy Watch competes with Apple Watch with a similar set of specifications including LTE support.

The Galaxy Note is Samsung's larger flagship phone, which includes a built-in stylus - the S Pen - and on the Note 9 features a 6.4in Super AMOLED display.

The South Korean giant announced that the smartphone will be available globally from August 24 and for the India market, it will be manufactured at the company's largest mobile manufacturing plant in Noida.

For great audio experience, Galaxy Note 9 has AKG tuned Stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos. It's designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today's power users want and need.

The new phone, the Galaxy Note 9, will be faster and will last longer without a recharge. The Galaxy Note9, the Galaxy Watch, and the soon to come Galaxy Home.

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Few core details have been confirmed about the device, but it will contain AI-powered virtual assistant Bixby, as it looks to rival the likes of the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod.

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The camera will also alert users if it detects a blur in a photo so they can quickly retake it. Like the Apple Pencil, Samsung says its new S Pen can be used for 30 minutes after less than a minute of charging (which automatically occurs when you pop it back into its holster).

Mobile phone expert Ru Bhikha, from uSwitch.com, said the Note 9 was an impressive device, but its high price could deter some potential customers.

"We're three generations removed now", Samsung's director of USA product marketing, Suzanne De Silva, said of the company's renewed confidence in the battery. For more, read our Terms of Use. The new Note is touted to have expandable storage from a micro SD card of up to 1 TB, which would be quite a feat since the current microSD card with the biggest storage we've been able to find is 400 GB, selling for $170.