08-09-2018 07:04 AM
Sadly Samsung has not made any announcements yet, but we do have Unpacked starting in about an hour that may announce something like this. If you'd like, you're welcome to tune in with us using these options: https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/New-Product-Discussion/It-s-HERE-Galaxy-UNPACKED-2018/td-p/37083...
08-09-2018 07:12 AM - edited 08-09-2018 07:17 AM
Yes there is. You can trade your Note8 in for $400 when you order your 9.....however I have heard several not so good things referencing Samsung's trade in program and please read their fine print first.
If they decide that the phone that you're trading in does not meet their standards, they will not ship it back to you and all they will credit you is $25 for the trade in device.
Scroll down to the bottom and you'll see "Samsung trade in. Save up to $450 when you trade in an eligible device. Click here to start"
When you click their link it shows multiple phones including the Note8 which they value at 400
11-05-2018 07:27 AM
The Note9 has a 6.4 inches (160 mm) 1440p Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The design on the front is otherwise similar to the Note8, using an "Infinity Display" as marketed by Samsung.
The Note9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the U.S., Canada, China, Japan and Latin America or a Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC in the rest of the world. It has 128 or 512 GB storage options. The 128 GB model has 6 GB of RAM while the 512 GB has 8 GB of RAM. All models also have a microSD card slot that can support a microSD card that stores up to 512 gigabytes of data, expanding storage up to 1 terabyte with the 512 GB model.
The Note9 has IP68 water & dust resistance and a USB-C connector that supports Samsung DeX without a dock. It has a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with AKG tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
The Note9 has fast wireless charging capabilities via the Qi standard. The 4000 mAh battery battery is a significantly upgraded from previous Samsung Galaxy phones; as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note8 which only had 3300 mAh, which was due to the battery that was in the Note7 . The 4000 mAh was previously seen only the Active variants of the S7 and S8.
The dual camera system has one lens with a dual-aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) system similar to the S9, but the setup is flipped horizontally rather than vertically, similar to the Note8's setup.
The fingerprint sensor has been moved to below the camera setup, just like the S9 & S9+, rather than next to it like on the Note8.
There is also a water carbon heat pipe on the phone as part of the touting towards its gaming capability allowing for longer gaming sessions without thermal throttling.
The biggest change to the Note9 is to the S-Pen. The S-Pen now has Bluetooth capabilities, including the ability to tap the button on it (hold, single or double) to do certain tasks, such as moving forwards or backwards in presentations or taking photos, and third party support is provided for apps via an SDK.
The S-Pen now has a "battery" (essentially a Super Capacitor) that charges when the pen is docked in the silo, with Samsung claiming 30 minutes of usage (or up to 200 clicks of the button) with only 40 seconds of charging.
The Note9 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 skin on top.
Camera software has been further improved and now includes an AI scene recognition that is capable of identifying 20 different scenes and make necessary adjustments to the camera's variables to produce better image quality.
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Available. Released 2018, August
BODY Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight 201 g (7.09 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- HDR10 compliant
- Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose مخزن آب M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal 512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Metallic copper, lavender purple, ocean blue, midnight black
Price About 1000 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 3377 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3064
Basemark X: 41994
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.531 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 71dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 80dB
Audio quality Noise -93.7dB / Crosstalk -94.1dB
Endurance rating 97h
a month ago - last edited a month ago by SamsungLarry
It's finally here. After relentless leaks, rumors, and more, Samsung's finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9.
Even though we already knew a lot about the phone prior to its official announcement, there's still plenty to talk about. What colors does it come in? What are the final specs? Were we impressed during our hands-on preview?
All those questions and more are answered right here, so without further ado, here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
There have been whispers and wishes of a Note 9 as white as snow, and Samsung has official launched a "First Snow White" Note 9 in Taiwan, and wow, it's pretty! The name homages the first snowfall of the year, which is what the Taiwan launch coincides with.
This Note 9 features an all-white back, including the camera and fingerprint module. The S-Pen is also snow white, while the front of the phone is the same deep ebony black as the current color line-up, and inside, everything else matches the other Note 9 colors. The Snow Fall White model was unveiled in Taipei and will be exclusively sold by Samsung in Taiwan beginning in December.
It's not clear if or when this color could make its way to other markets, but this beauty has me dreaming of a White Christmas.
September 19, 2018 — Latest Bixby update for Note 9 has a new press twice to open option
Ever since we were first introduced to Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung's virtual assistant has proven to be an annoyance rather than genuinely helpful more times than not. Users have previously been allowed to disable the physical Bixby button if they don't want to use it, but with the Note 9, Samsung removed this option.
A new Bixby update is rolling out now to Note 9 owners, and while there's still no way to disable the Bixby button entirely, you can make it more difficult to accidentally trigger the assistant.
Under the new Bixby Key setting, you can now choose to open Bixby by pressing the button once or twice. By switching over to twice, it's far less likely you'll unwantingly open Bixby when you mistake its button for the power/lock one.
What do you think of this update? Is it enough to keep Bixby at bay or do you still want a way to turn it off completely?
September 17, 2018 — A woman is suing Samsung after her Galaxy Note 9 caught on fire
Ever since Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debacle from a couple years ago, the company's been under a fine microscope when it comes to the safety of its devices. A little less than a month since the Note 9 officially went on sale, there's already one report from a woman in New York claiming that her Note 9 randomly caught on fire while it was in her purse.
Diane Chunge is a real estate agent in New York City, and according to her recently filed lawsuit against Samsung, she was in an elevator when she noticed that her Note 9 was unusually hot. She put the phone in her purse, but shortly after, she says "she heard a whistling and screeching sound, and she noticed thick smoke."
Chunge did make it safely out of the elevator (someone in the lobby she exited the elevator from threw the Note 9 in a bucket of water) and is now suing Samsung for unknown damages and wants it to cease further sales of the phone.
Following this, a Samsung spokesperson said, "We have not received any reports of similar incidents involving a Galaxy Note9 device and we are investigating the matter."
It's believed that this was a one-time fluke seeing as how Samsung's phones now go through a rigorous battery safety check following the release of the Note 7, but even so, it'll be interesting to see if any additional reports come to light following this.