Galaxy Note 9 updated with August 2018 security patch and camera features

Here's the lowdown on one of 2018's most powerful smartphones 💥 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. The latest Galaxy Note 9 news August 17, 2018 — Galaxy Note 9 already getting a software update that adds August 2018 security patch and more slow-mo video options The Note 9 won't officially be released until Augst 24, but even so, Samsung's already pushing a software update to the phone that adds a couple goodies. This update changes the software version number to N960FXXU1ARH5 and allows users to record Super Slow-Mo video for moments that last either 0.2 seconds or 0.4 seconds when in manual mode. 0.2-second shots are still in glorious 960 FPS while 0.4-second ones are limited to 480 FPS. Additionally, this update also brings the more recent August 2018 security patch. August 15, 2018 — Samsung talks about what it took to make the Note 9 so darn pretty 😍 It's no secret that Samsung makes stunning phones, and with the Galaxy Note 9, the company put all of its design prowess on full display. However, as much fun as it is to look at and hold the Note 9, it's even more exciting to take a closer look at just what goes into crafting a device of its caliber. Samsung's Infinity Display is once again being used on the Note 9, and measuring in at 6.4-inches, is the biggest the company's created to-date. Samsung also says that the Note 9's screen is an ever deeper black compared to past handsets, which "allows it to blend in with the bezels when the device is off and enhances the overall aesthetic." A process called Die-cutting was used to craft the Note 9's frame, and as a result of this laborious process, the frame of the Note 9 " features an interplay of glossy and matte finishes that complements the Galaxy Note9's premium design cues." To read more about the Note 9's design and the time/attention that went into its S Pen, check out Samsung's full deep dive below. Beautiful From Every Angle: The Design of the Galaxy Note 9 All the big details Check out our hands-on preview Before you do anything else, be sure to check out our initial hands-on preview of the Galaxy Note 9! This is Samsung's biggest and most powerful phone of the year, and during our early look, we got a chance to check out the Note 9's design, new S Pen features, cameras, and more. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on preview: $1000 well spent Here are the specs Like past Notes before it, the Galaxy Note 9 is packed to the gills with all of the latest available tech. That means it has the latest processor, a massive battery, an insane amount of RAM, and much more. Here are all the specs you can look forward to. Category Spec Operating system Android 8.1 OreoSamsung Experience 9.5 Display 6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2960x1440 (18.5:9) Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Storage 128/512GB Expandable MicroSD up to 2TB RAM 6/8GB Primary rear camera 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4 Secondary rear camera 12MP, OIS, f/2.4, telephoto lens Front camera 8MP, f/1.7, auto focus Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO, 1.2Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LEANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass Audio Stereo speakersDolby Atmos3.5mm headphone Battery 4000mAhNon-removable Charging Water resistance IP68 Security One-touch fingerprint sensorIris scannerSamsung KNOX Dimensions Colors Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple (U.S.)Midnight Black, Metallic Copper (intl) Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications Should you upgrade from the Note 8? As exciting as the Galaxy Note 9 is shaping up to be, last year's Note 8 is still one heck of a smartphone. The Note 9 offers the expected improvements in regards to RAM, camera performance, etc., but really gets a strong edge over its predecessor thanks to its improved S Pen and a massive battery. Then again, if you already have the Note 8 and don't feel like throwing down $900 (?) on a new phone, maybe upgrading isn't the right move for you? Let Andrew break everything down for you in his comparison of the Note 8 and Note 9 How's it compare to other phones? That's fine and dandy, but how's the Note 9 hold up against other non-Note devices? Without a doubt, one of the Note 9's biggest competitors comes from Samsung itself with the Galaxy S9+. A lot of features are shared between the two phones, including a large Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845, Samsung's custom software, excellent dual cameras, and more. The Note 9 is obviously the only one of the two that uses the S Pen, but is that reason enough to make the pricey upgrade? Similarly, there are still plenty of other phones that are scheduled to come out before 2018 is over — most importantly the Google Pixel 3 XL. Rumors and leaks are hinting at a phone with considerably slimmer bezels, an even better camera package, and an all-glass back (not to mention the ginormous notch). Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. Galaxy S9+ Should you buy the Galaxy Note 9 or wait for the Google Pixel 3 XL? A lot is new with the S Pen The S Pen is easily the biggest reason so many people flock to the Note series year after year, and this time around, Samsung's giving the S Pen one of its biggest upgrades in years. For the first time, Samsung's adding Bluetooth Low Energy to the S Pen. With this new connectivity, the S Pen picks up a heap of new features that allow you to control the Note 9 from a distance. Some use cases include being able to use the S Pen and its button as a camera shutter, navigating through presentations, and more. The presence of Bluetooth also means this is the first S Pen to have a battery, and as with all things that have a battery, the S Pen will need to be charged. Thankfully, seeing as how the S Pen seamlessly charges in the background when stored inside the Note 9, this shouldn't ever prove to be an issue of any sort. Get the official wallpapers right here! New Samsung phones always come with striking wallpapers to help jazz up your home screen, and even if you don't have the funds/interest to get a Note 9 right now, you can still bring its look to your exisitng handset with its official wallpapers. We've got all 12 listed above for your viewing pleasure, and if you want to throw one (or all) of them on your phone, feel free to download 'em as you see fit. What color should you get? Samsung's typically one of the better OEMs when it comes to offering a good variety of colors, and with the Note 9, that's no different. In the United States, buyers will be able to choose from Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. In other parts of the world, Samsung's releasing Midnight Black and Metallic Copper. Which color Galaxy Note 9 should I buy: Blue, purple, gold, or black? Don't forget about the cases! The Note 9 has a striking design that combines metal and glass into one gorgeous package, but as great as the phone might look, it's certainly not the most durable handset you'll find. Thankfully, to help keep your Note 9 looking as good as can be through all sorts of wear and tear, there are already a number of cases being sold. Here are our favorites! Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Cases Here's everything you need to know about buying the Note 9 There are a lot of reasons you may want to pick up the Note 9, and whatever those reasons may be, you've got a lot of options for deciding where to get it. In the United States, pricing starts at $999.99 for the 128GB model and goes up to $1249.99 for the 512GB one. You can get the phone at Best Buy, Amazon, Samsung's website, all of the major carriers, and more. However, there are some questions that pop up when thinking about buying the Note 9. Should you buy it unlocked or through a carrier? What storage size is the best to pick up? You've got the questions, we've got answers. Where to buy the Galaxy Note 9: Best deals for your new phone Should you buy the Galaxy Note 9 unlocked or from a carrier? Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Which storage size should I buy? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review Galaxy Note 9 vs. Note 8 Where to buy the Galaxy Note 9 Galaxy Note 9 specifications Is the Note 8 still a good buy? Join our Galaxy Note 9 forums AT&T Verizon T-Mobile Samsung Updated August 16, 2018: Updated this guide with a news-roll and the latest available info!

date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:15:00 +0000