Showing posts with label Galaxy Note Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxy Note Series. Show all posts

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Galaxy Note 9 release date, Specs rumours; 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, Bluetooth enabled S Pen

Galaxy Note 9 release date, Specs rumours; 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, Bluetooth enabled S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Be ready for the upcoming update of the Galaxy Note series of Samsung, the biggest South Korean tech company. Samsung has announced that it will be unveiling its new successor of the Galaxy Note series (that is the Note 9) in two months time after which the launch event of the brand will be held on August 9. Get more details about this anticipating Galaxy Note 9 below 👇

Samsung says the launching of its Galaxy Note 9 will be held on 9 August, at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Meanwhile, Samsung teaser video of the Galaxy Note 9 shows off the phone's modified S Pen, which looks set to be made available in gold.

However, we shall be discussing the rumoured specifications and features of the Galaxy Note 9. Hence, rumour has it that the phone is bigger than its predecessors in terms of specs and features.  

Fans of bigger screen resolutions will definitely love this Galaxy Note 9 as it is expected to feature a sizable 6.38in display. This is slightly bigger than the Note 8 having a 6.32in display. The screen could be curved on all sides with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

The phone is also expected to own the same resolution as on its predecessors, that is the 2,960 x 1,440 pixels, the reason being that no news has been heard regards its resolution. According to rumours, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature a 4k display.

However, the phone may also be the first of Samsung flagship to feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner. Just like the Galaxy S9 series, the Galaxy Note 9 is anticipated to probably be powered by the new Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset- depending on the region.

Also, under the hood of the Note 9 will likely be a whopping 6GB RAM just as the Note 8. This will be fun for users who would want to run tons of programs/applications on the phone.  But there is another suggestion that, according to Chinese leaker Ice Universe, the Note 9 will be kept up and running with a massive 8GB RAM and 512GB of Storage. These two alternating stories of the phone's Storage features simply conclude to us that Samsung is yet to make its final judgment. Or probably, this could be a sign that there might be two variant of Galaxy Note 9.

Also Read: OnePlus 6 Specs, price and release date; OnePlus 6 to be powered by a whooping 8GB RAM

Like previous brands of the Note series, the Galaxy Note 9 will come out of the box with a dual-camera mounted on the back, with few advancements. Some of the features of the camera set up including but not limited to;  digital zoom and a bokeh effect. Unfortunately, there's nothing much to talk about the Camera that the flagship device will possess. There hasn't been any reliable leak info like camera megapixels, aperture size and others.

Speaking of the battery, according to the leaks by Ice Universe, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 probably will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery unlike its predecessor having pretending comfort with a 3,300mAh battery.

According to Galaxy Club, the FCC listing include a new wireless charger with model number EP-N6100 that possesses an input rating of 12 volts and 2.1 amperes. This implies that Samsung might also release a faster wireless charger alongside the Galaxy Note 9.
We expect the Note 9 to come out of the box with a headphone Jack and a free pair of AKG headphones. Like every other modern smartphone, the IP68 rating for protection against dust and water is not excluding from Note 9.

Here come the most pronounced changes to be adopted by the Note 9. Samsung is making a big modification to the S Pen we know. FCC listing confirms that it will have Bluetooth enabled. According to FCC, a device referred to as Stylus Pen has the model number EJ-PN960 that matches with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's SM-N960 model number. The similarity is the "N960".The S-Pen will connect to the phone with 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE. This will allow the S-Pen to take pictures and control music wirelessly, it will also be capable of acting as a pointer during presentations, as well as creating digital signatures for authentication. With the 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE support, rumours suggest that the S-Pen will for the first time have a battery.

The Operating System is one area of concentration we do not exclude when we discuss smartphone specs and features.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to have been built on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung's Experience skin on top. On addiction is the probability that the Smartphone might also be launch alongside the much anticipated Bixby 2.0, the latest version of Samsung's digital assistant.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be released in varieties of colours so buyers can make their choice.
According to Galaxy Club, the Note 9 will be available in grey, blue, violet or purple, black
and brown. Also, the S Pen is said to match the colour of the phone.

We've come to the end of this discussion. Meanwhile, keep visiting Oshetech for more news on the Galaxy Note 9 and other tech discussions. Thanks for reading.

Tags: Note 9, Galaxy Note 9, Note 9 Specs and release date

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review, Specs And Price

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review, Specs And Price

The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has officially been released, it was launched in August 23 as was promised.  Before now, i published a post about the final specifications and release date of the smartphone, and now that it has been released, let's get to know if really the specifications and features we have been hearing and seeing online are exactly what is contained in the released Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung’s stunning smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, had its launch in New York two days ago. The smartphone is a very unique brand, it was designed with lots of amazing features which are discussed below, starting with its specs review.


OS: Of course Android 8.0 Oreo got released by the tech giant, Google, two days before the launching of Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so you should not expect it to be running on this new Samsung’s stunning device.
Galaxy Note 8 was built to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System, probably sooner or later it may receive Android 8.0 OTA updates.

Processor: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by two different processors depending on user's location. For users living in US and China precisely, the Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (10nm) octa-core CPU while  users in other parts of the world should have Galaxy Note 8 powered by Exynos 8995 (10nm) octa-core CPU.

GPU: Its GPU is also region-dependent. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have Adreno 540 (for Qualcomm Snapdragon processor) working in U.S and China.
And in other places it will be powered by ARM Mali-G71 (for Samsung Exynos processor).

Galaxy Note 8 has its dimensions as 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in), weighing 195.00 grams. Its build up is made with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel. In addition, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a very good protection rating as it is IP685 Certified- which means that the smartphone is dust and water resistant over 1.5 meter depth and 30 minutes duration.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is indeed a high-end device, it's display type is the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen having 16M colors.
The phone has its screen size to be 6.3 inches alongside its 1440 x 2960 pixels screen resolution

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a S-Pen which does more amazing things than the previous version.  One thing i love about the Galaxy Note8's S-Pen is its ability to perform translations of many languages to in your primary language. It can be done simply by highlighting the text with the S Pen via hovering, which will then provide the translated text in your primary language.  Another amazing feature of this S Pen is that, it converts currency to your preferred choice using the same method of language translation.

I know this is the feature you have been willing to come across. Before i drop this feature, you should know that Galaxy Note series will never have a poor memory size.

The Galaxy Note 8 comes with an internal storage size of either 64/128 or even 256GB, depending on the region. It also has MicroSD card slot and can accommodate up to 256GB. With all of these storage capacity is a whooping 6GB RAM to keep the smartphone up and running. But even if its storage spaces and RAM are indeed massive, there's still need for users not to cross at least 75% of the storage space to avoid slowdown in performance (follow the link for more details).

You can't really talk about any smartphone specifications without mentioning its camera quality and features. As for Galaxy Note 8, it comes out of its box having 12MP Dual Primary (rear) camera supporting f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, Auto HDR, panorama, smile focus, and other features.

The smartphone also feature a 8MP secondary (front) camera for shooting selfies and making high quality video call. Its secondary camera also supports f/1.7 aperture, autofocus, 1440p video @30fps, Auto HDR

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 offers its users a choice of whichever biometric authentication options to be used for securing the device from third-party or unwanted users. These biometric authentication options includes fingerprints and Iris scanners. Also, with the device, your personal information and data are protected and kept separate with its secure folder.

With all these features present in the smartphone, it is powered by a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery to keep it up and running.

I end the review here because i know you are getting tired of reading. But there are more specs you should know about this new flagship device. Anyway, below are full listed specifications of Galaxy Note 8 plus its price details, you can just take a glance through them.


Primary: Dual 12MP with the following features;
touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, Geo-tagging, f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures, phase detection autofocus, 720p@240fps, 1080p@60fps, 2160p@30fps, dual-video rec.

Internal memory: 64/128/256 GB - region dependent
Card slot: Yes, microSD, up to 256 GB
RAM size: 6 GB RAM

Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm ( height x width x
Weight: 195 g
Screen Size: 6.3 inches
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels

OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Exynos 8995 (10nm) octa-core CPU.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (10nm) octa-core CPU ( U.S, CHINA)
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 (for Samsung Exynos processor).
Adreno 540 (for Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (U.S, China)

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
3G bands: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands: Yes, LTE
Edge: Yes
Headphones: Yes

Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Talk time: Up to 22 h
Music play: Up to 74 h

Colors: Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Midnight Black, Deep Sea Blue
Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Iris scanner, gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, barometer, proximity, heart rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 supports the following:
#Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
#Qi/PMA wireless charging
#Samsung Desktop Experience
#S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

Yes, we have come to the price section, report has it Samsung Galaxy Note will be the first smartphone to cost more than $1000, oh $1000 is a huge sum of money! Not even adding the MORE THAN that was mentioned.

#1. Does the specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 worth the price?
#2. If such money is converted to your home country currency, then how much will it cost you to purchase Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Let us know your answers by dropping them in the below comment box… Thanks for visiting Oshetech, please do come back for more tech gists and info.