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Galaxy Note 9 now available for pre-order in India

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Cecil Davis | 10 August, 2018, 22:53

Samsung's latest pen-focused flagship Galaxy Note 9, which was launched a day earlier will be available in India on Flipkart, a latest teaser on the e-commerce site suggested on Friday. Instead, it appealed to something more human, more base: emotion. That said, Samsung's wearables have historically been between smartwatches than activity trackers, so we're very curious to see if the company has made any meaningful progress on this front. For them, it'll be seen as incremental upgrades that are there for the sake of seeing what can be done on a phone. Truly small phones are all but extinct.

Being a big phone release from the biggest Android manufacturer, the Note 9 will have plenty of third-party accessories like screen protectors, rugged cases and auto mounts for your employees to use to keep the phone itself safe. Both offer microSD slots, allowing users to expand the Note 9's onboard storage up to 1TB. The Note 9 performed well in the multi-core test.

Epic Games will start rolling out access to players not using Samsung phones in the next few days. Samsung has put Bluetooth into it so you can click the bottom like a standard pen and execute actions like taking a selfie, play or pause video or progress through a slideshow. The Note now has a massive 4000mAh battery, a full 700mAh increase over the previous generation.

Power and speed is also key, so the phone comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 and promises to run at peak speeds even after prolonged usage.

"Samsung is planning for a more aggressive design update next year", Wayne Lim, an analyst with IHS Markit, wrote after the launch.

As rumoured the S-Pen is Bluetooth-enabled with a button that can be used to activate the camera shutter.

With all-day performance, a new S Pen and intelligent camera, nothing keeps up with your life like Galaxy Note9.

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Everything else about the Note9 is either iterative or simply a given.

Other than that, the camera is pretty much the same as the Galaxy S9, with dual 12-megapixel sensors with an adjustable aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4.

Other important features of this smartphone are its fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance4 and Samsung services such as Samsung Health and Samsung Pay.

And that's really what the Note has become: the Samsung phone for Samsung fanboys. Since there is a chance you've barely owned that phone and don't want to, what about a Galaxy S8? It's always the Note. The Samsung Galaxy S10 should have a much larger battery, for starters, and it sorely needs such a thing. Every competitor is going to have a comparative pitfall when put up against Samsung's $1000 ode to its most loyal followers.

The new phone will get some automatic photo editing and a stylus that can serve as a remote control.

Frankly, I don't even know why the Note brand still exists, or why it's launched at a separate event. And although the screen measures in at 6.4-inches, it's not got a notch on the top. I typically tend to switch to my classic analogue timepiece when going out, however, after trying the Galaxy Watch on I am quite confident that it wouldn't feel out of place in the theater, or during pre- and post-show drinks. Samsung said more details would come later this year. Samsung doesn't expect everyone to go out and buy its thousand dollar mega-smartphone.

The first reaction to the price, for many, will be one of outrage. Meanwhile, Samsung's most ardent fans get a phone that pulls out all the stops and throws in all the stuff, price be damned.