Can Galaxy Note 9 Restore Samsung's Smartphone Business?

Sunday, 12 Aug, 2018

The Galaxy Note9 is Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, just like the Galaxy S9.

Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung's Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design.

Externally, the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 8 are nearly similar with only a few differences.

On the photography front, the Note 9 comes with 12MP+12MP dual-rear camera setup. Since it is enabled with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the button present on it can be used as a remote control for accessing various functions on the phone from a distance of up to 30 feet.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 doesn't hold back on performing and goes all in to provide enough power to handle even the most gruesome tasks on the phone.

Samsung South Africa confirmed that the Galaxy Note 9 will be available in South Africa from 24 August 2018 in three colours - Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, and Ocean Blue. The Note 9 is of the latter. The phone is being offered in two configurations - 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB storage.

Although the Note 9 packs a pretty powerful punch as a smartphone, the smartphone market is expected to get tougher to impress this year. Luckily, Samsung has built supercapacitors into the new Note which charges up the Pen to 100% in just 40 seconds for an endurance of upto 30minutes. There's no word on when the Note 9 will receive the Android Pie Update. When the Note first came out, the S Pen was really only useful for swipe typing, doodling and writing quick notes. Borrowing from the iPhone's playbook, the Note 9 will have the same US price regardless of carrier. Also, the handset has features such as flaw detection that can detect the blinking of eye, lens smudge, and backlight to improve images.

The company blamed the drop in part to disappointing demand for the Galaxy S9, but it also has been pressured by growth in Chinese competitor Huawei.

'We've instituted a water-based carbon cooling system that is unique to Samsung, in addition to the eight-step battery safety check we created, ' Beaumont, who is director of product management, services and commercial strategy at Samsung UK and Ireland, told

The 128 GB and 512 GB models of the Note 9 will be respectively available in India for Rs. 67,900 and Rs. 84,000.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch has been priced at $329.99 (Rs. 22,750 approx.) for the 42mm version and $349.99 (Rs. 24,130 approx.) for the 46mm version.

The Samsung Note has always been a trendsetter for the industry: it was one of the first big screen phones, one of the first phones with a stylus and made dual cameras popular.