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The game-changing and all-powerful Galaxy Note9 unveiled

The game-changing and all-powerful Galaxy Note9 unveiled

Samsung last night unveiled the newest addition to its advanced business mobility offering: the new, super-powerful Samsung Galaxy Note9. The Samsung Galaxy Note series is truly a game-changer, offering its signature S Pen and larger display to empower the digital transformation of enterprise customers. Designed for customers who need a device that supports both personal and professional needs, the Galaxy Note9 powers productivity on-the-go from day to night, without compromising on security.

“The impact mobile technology has had on business in the last decade is extraordinary and continuously evolving, driven by converging technologies that fuel innovation,” said Craige Fleisher, vice president of Integrated Mobility for Samsung South Africa. “Samsung has always been at the forefront of this transformation – a movement that we call the Next Mobile Economy. In this mobile-first world, all companies are challenged to rethink the way they do business.”

The Note series is Samsung’s showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation and the Galaxy Note9 is no exception. Tailor-made for today’s professionals, it empowers people to embrace collaborative, open and highly-customisable technology, with security built-in.

“Samsung has a rich history in innovation that’s human-driven and defies all barriers to progress. We are a game-changing company,” adds Fleischer.

Powering productivity on-the-go

The Galaxy Note9 combines powerful fundamentals with smart features to ensure that users can stay productive, whenever and wherever they are:

  • S Pen: Galaxy Note9 introduces the new S Pen with remote control delivering capabilities that empower the user to do more. The S Pen features Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) that makes it even more powerful: you can use your S Pen as a clicker to move through a PowerPoint presentation, without the need for a mouse when in DeX mode. And new customised clicks make it easy to quickly launch an app or take a photo.
  • Speed & power: the cutting-edge 10nm processor now comes with the fastest network speeds available in the market with up to 1.2 gigabits per second, meaning users can download and stream content without any lag.
  • Store More, delete less: Galaxy Note9 comes with the default base storage of 128GB or 512GB. With expandable memory, the Galaxy Note9 is 1TB (*1) ready so users can create and store without running out of space.
  • Samsung DeX: by connecting a single HDMI adaptor (*2) to a screen, the Galaxy Note9 transforms into a PC-like experience with a simple ‘plug and play’.
Powering your business

First-class security is now more important than ever to achieve enhanced mobility. The Samsung Galaxy Note9 combines defence-grade security with the most comprehensive configuration, deployment and management features on the market:(*3)

  • Defence-grade security: Samsung Knox delivers the industry’s leading security features to the enterprise protecting devices at multiple layers including hardware software and applications.
  • Streamlined deployment: Knox Configure allows businesses to remotely configure devices in bulk to change settings, install software and establish policy updates for further protection.
  • Enterprise management: E-FOTA allows administrators to control OS updates and security patches for an entire fleet of devices via existing EMM infrastructure.
  • Biometric authentication: Samsung provides multiple options for authentication that suits different working environments including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning, facial recognition and Intelligent Scan.
  • Enterprise edition(*4): Samsung’s Enterprise Edition unlocked smartphones come with Knox Configure, Samsung E-FOTA on MDM and regular security updates included. Now, you can make the impact your business demands with the combination of powerful and simple device management, support from tailored partner solutions, customisation capabilities and defence-grade security.

The Galaxy Note9 combines advanced hardware and software to help businesses across all sectors, from manufacturing and retail, to healthcare and financial services, to achieve more through mobile technology.

Powering your day and night                 
  • 4” infinity display: Featuring a stunning 6.4” Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note9 is not only perfectly engineered but also beautifully designed.
  • Most powerful camera: Shoot like a pro and capture the best of work, and the best of play. The dual aperture works like an eye, adjusting to any light so your team can take stunning pictures anytime and anywhere. Plus, capture optimization and instant flaw detection makes it almost impossible to take a bad shot.
  • Long lasting battery: Reflecting the importance of battery performance to power-users, the Galaxy Note9’s 4,000mAh battery is the largest-ever on a flagship Galaxy phone, allowing users to create, consume content and communicate from morning to night.
  • Dual SIM(*5): In addition, the new Galaxy Note9’s dual SIM allows users to use two SIMs in one phone. Whether for data on a business trip or just separating work and personal numbers, the dual SIM gives the user the balance their life needs.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available for pre-order from August 9 and general availability from August 24, 2018 and offered in midnight black, metallic copper with matching S-Pen and ocean blue with a vibrant Yellow S Pen.

  • Galaxy Note9 128GB – R18,999
  • Galaxy Note9 512GB – R23,999

For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 product specifications
 Galaxy Note9
Display6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings

CameraRear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS

– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS

– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: 8MP AF, F1.7

Body161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68 (BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.37mm, 3.1g, IP68)

*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes

AP10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)

10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Memory6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

SIM CardSingle: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)

*May differ by market and mobile operator

Battery4,000mAh

Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless

Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC

Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA

*May differ by market and mobile operator

OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
NetworkEnhanced 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18

*May differ by market and mobile operator

ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Payment NFC, MST

*May differ by market and mobile operator

SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
AuthenticationLock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial RecognitionIntelligent scan: Combines iris scan and face recognition for convenient unlocking and in some cases provides enhanced security for certain authentication services
AudioMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

SPECIFICATION COMPARISON
(Galaxy Note8 vs. Note9)
 Galaxy Note8Galaxy Note9
Display6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (521ppi)6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)
CameraRear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

– Wide-angle: Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.7, OIS

– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS

– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: 8MP AF, F1.7

Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS

– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS

– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: 8MP AF, F1.7

Body162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm, 195g, IP68

(S Pen: 5.8 x 4.2 x 108.3mm, 2.8g, IP68)

161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68

(BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.37mm, 3.1g, IP68)

AP10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)

10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad)

10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz)

10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz)

Memory6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB/128GB/256GB6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB

8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB

SIM CardSingle: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot

Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot

Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot

Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot

Battery3,300mAh4,000mAh
OSAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat)Android 8.1 (Oreo)
NetworkEnhanced 4×4 MIMO, 4CA, LAA, LTE Cat.16Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,

Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
PaymentNFC, MSTNFC, MST
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
AuthenticationLock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password

Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition

Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial RecognitionIntelligent scan: Combines iris scan and face recognition for convenient unlocking and in some cases provides enhanced security for certain authentication services
AudioMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APEMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBMMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

 

 

[*1] 512GB internal memory as standard. 512GB models available in select countries. Up to 512GB additional storage with external SD card (sold separately).
[*2] Samsung’s HDMI adapters includes HDMI Adapter (EE-HG950), Multi Port Adapter (EE-P5000) and DeX Cable (EE-I1300)
[*3] Certain features require a license. Visit samsungknox.com for details.
[*4] The availability may vary by market.
[*5] The availability may vary by market. Operator dependent.

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