With the Galaxy Note 9 now on sale, the iFixit team has gone ahead and posted a detailed teardown of the handset. The teardown makes it pretty clear that accessing the internals of the Note 9 is as tough as its predecessor, the Note 8.
Galaxy Note 9
Samsung’s latest Note, the Galaxy Note 9, is all set to go on sale in most parts of the world from next week. While the Note 9 might seem an iterative upgrade over the Note 8 and shares the same internals as the Galaxy S9+, Samsung has made a few key improvements that make it an interesting device to own.
Samsung’s latest and biggest Note, the Galaxy Note 9, will go on sale in most parts of the world from next week. The handset is an iterative upgrade over the Note 8 featuring an improved dual-camera setup, better performance and storage, and improved battery life and S-Pen. And just like the previous Note and Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S lineup, the Note 9 is also IP68 certified.
Samsung has once again managed to set the smartphone display bar higher with the Galaxy Note 9. While the company made modest improvements with the Galaxy S9’s OLED panel earlier this year, it has raised the bar significantly higher with the 6.4-inch QHD+ panel on the Note 9.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 last week, it highlighted the fact that it came with a water carbon cooling system. The Korean company did not provide any details about the cooling system though as to how it was better than the cooling system on Galaxy S9 or Note 8.
Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, its biggest and most powerful Note handset yet. The Note 9 in many ways embodies what a Note device truly stands for: a big bad-ass smartphone filled to the brim with top-notch features. While the Note 9 itself is pretty impressive, the S Pen is even more impressive this time around.
Samsung yesterday unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 and immediately started taking pre-orders for the handset in most markets of the world. In most parts of the world, Samsung is bundling a $299 AKG wireless headphones with the Note 9, though it is also offering a Fortnite bundle in some regions where users will get $150 worth of goodies for free in Fortnite. In Singapore though, Samsung has the best pre-order offer for the Note 9.
Although Epic Games has tried to keep it under wraps, Fortnite’s arrival on Android was never really a secret. Thanks to a flurry of leaks, it was discovered a week ago that the app wouldn’t make its way to the Google Play Store. With the Galaxy Note 9 going official today, the company has announced its partnership with Epic Games and made the game immediately available for users of Samsung devices.
Samsung was among the first few Android OEMs to include a handy IR blaster on its flagship Galaxy S and Note devices. Since the Galaxy S6 though, the company has had a change of heart and has not bothered including the handy sensor on its flagship devices.
Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at its Unpacked event. The handset is Samsung’s 2018 last major flagship release and comes after the launch of the Galaxy S9 earlier this year.