Recently, Samsung introduced its flagship smartphone — Samsung Galaxy Note 9, at a launch event in New York. Just a day after its unveiling, the company has now started taking pre-orders for the phone in the Indian market.
Those who want to purchase the Galaxy Note 9 in India can pre-order the device through online marketplace Flipkart and Amazon as well as Samsung Online Shop. The company says that shipping will start from 21st August.
Users to pre-book the phone will get a chance to buy the Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch for just Rs. 4,999 (approximately $72) which usually goes for around Rs. 22,990 (approximately $333). The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available in three color options — Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Metallic Copper. While the 6GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 67,900 (approximately $983), the 8GB RAM model costs Rs. 84,900, roughly $1,229.
If the user buys Galaxy Note 9 through Paytm Mall, a cashback of Rs. 6,000 will be provided. Also, making payments with HDFC Bank Credit or Debit Card will also avail cashback of Rs. 6,000. With Samsung Upgrade Program, users will also get upgrade bonus of Rs. 6,000 on the exchange of old device. The upgrade bonus is over and above the exchange value.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2960 x 1440 pixels screen resolution with Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor while in some regions, it comes powered by Exynos 9810 processor.
The phone packs 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage while the 8GB RAM model comes with 512GB of onboard storage. There’s also a microSD card support that enables further expansion of phone’s storage up to 512GB.
Coming to the camera department, there’s a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens.
The device is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. It also comes with stereo speakers tuned by AKG, and Dolby Atmos sound. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, and MST.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own Samsung Experience custom interface. It is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging.