Galaxy Note 9 release date and price

Doris Richards
August 9, 2018

After months of leaks that didn't leave any stone unturned in regards to its specifications and features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally official. Samsung says the cameras on the device are now powered by AI, and it's able to optimize things like the white balance and exposure based on the scenery.

Naturally, a big Fortnite Mobile reveal during the Note 9 launch is still to be expected, however, thanks to this leaked footage it now appears that the timed exclusive could very well be for all Samsung Galaxy devices, or at least the most recent ones, with phones like the Galaxy S9 and Note 8, as well as Galaxy Tab S3 tablet potentially also getting in on the Fortnite Mobile action.

This latest offering may reprise numerous major features and design elements of the Note 8, but we loved the Note 8, and still do.

Unveiled today in NY, the Galaxy Note 9 features a large battery, a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, and lots of storage.

But exclusivity to Galaxy Note 9? And yes, both come with a microSD slot offering up to 512gb of storage, meaning its 1TB ready. You can also head to Samsung Newsroom, Samsung.com or Samsung Mobile Press when the event begins.


Although the Note 9 comes with several new features, it's far from a gamechanger, according to Werner Goertz, a research director at Gartner who covers personal devices. As you would expect, you get other flagship-grade specifications like up to 8GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the U.S. and other markets, while the phone will ship with Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset in India.

Samsung's latest Galaxy Note has arrived.

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Eager customers can pre-order the Galaxy Note 9 starting tonight at midnight (12:01AM EDT). It happens nearly instantaneously as well - I picked the Note 9 up and pointed it at a stack of macaroons, and a small food icon popped up a second or two later near the bottom of the display. Pricing hasn't been confirmed at this stage, but expect plenty of color options and typically a $40-80 price range.

Last year, the Galaxy Note 8 started at $930 and smashed through the psychological barrier of $1,000 in its top configuration. Instead, if you want to use your Note 9 as a desktop PC replacement, all you'll need is a USB-C to HDMI adapter.

It will probably be a couple of weeks until the phone is available to buy. Priced at $11.99 and available through Samsung direct, it includes on-site technical support and assistance, along with a replacement device if yours breaks.

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