Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch launched in India: Price, specs, features and everything else

first_imgSamsung on Wednesday officially announced the Galaxy Note 9 in India. The device has been available for pre-orders for a few days now and its pricing and availability have also been known prior to launch. Notably, the India launch takes place two days ahead of its global availability on August 24. The Galaxy Note 9 is the successor to last years Galaxy Note 8 and comes with a bigger display, battery while bringing the best of 2018 hardware under-the-hood.The Galaxy Note 9 comes to India following the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The new Note can be seen as a mix of the Note 8s design aesthetics and the S9+s hardware. We reviewed the Galaxy Note 9 and found it to be a stellar upgrade and probably the companys best flagship to date thanks to an attractive Infinity Display, powerful hardware, best-in-class cameras and a larger battery, among other things. The S Pen gets Bluetooth support as well which makes it even more useful than before.Samsung Galaxy Note 9 India price and availabilitySamsung officially announced that the Galaxy Note 9 is priced in India starting at Rs 67,900 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The top-end variant with a 8GB + 512GB configuration will cost you Rs 84,900. The flagship will be offered in three colours – Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper. It will be available to buy via Samsungs online store and Flipkart as well as across offline retail partners.Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications and featuresThe Galaxy Note 9 brings the largest display yet for a Samsung phone. It sports a 6.4-inch screen with QHD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED Infinity display. The phone gets Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and back, also allowing for wireless charging support. Additionally, the flagship brings a dual rear camera setup with the fingerprint sensor now placed just below.advertisementThe India variant of the Galaxy Note 9 gets Samsungs flagship Exynos 9810 chipset. This is coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and a whopping 512GB of internal storage. There is support for storage expandability as well up to 512GB, allowing you to keep 1TB of total storage on the device. Samsung has also fitted a large 4,000mAh battery, which is a major bump from the Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Galaxy S9+. The device runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung’s Experience UI on top.Cameras remain mostly the same as the Galaxy S9+. You get a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup with dual OIS and the f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture feature that has won the Galaxy S9 phones a lot of praise. The Galaxy Note 9 gets some added AI help as well where the cameras will be able to recognise a scene and change the settings to make the subject look more attractive. The front camera is also similar at 8-megapixel and F/1.7 aperture.Arguably, the biggest change comes to the S Pen which now gets Bluetooth support, adding more functionalities than ever before. You can now use the stylus as a remote to capture pictures, control presentations and music all via the button on the stylus. The stylus has a supercapacitor that lasts for about 30 minutes and can charge up in a matter of seconds.Samsung Galaxy WatchAlongside the Note 9, Samsung also announced the Galaxy Watch. The new smartwatch moves away from Samsung’s Gear-branded smartwatches of old. This is notably part of the company’s efforts to bring its diverse products under the Galaxy umbrella. The Galaxy Watch highlights an AMOLED display with high resolution, Gorilla DX+ Glass on top and an Always-On Display. The smartwatch is water resistant so you can take it for a swim. It will be offered in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm – along with several strap options.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A Note worth takingSamsung announced that the Galaxy Watch will be available in Rose Gold, Silver and Midnight Black. It brings some Gear S3-like features such as LTE connectivity and a battery that will last you “several days.” The Galaxy Watch will come with some typical smartwatch features such as a daily activity tracker and “daily briefing” that will sync with your calendar and show you your appointments.Samsung also said that the Galaxy Watch will come with over 60,000 faces. It also includes a heart-rate monitor which will prompt you to take a break and relax if it detects your heart rate shooting through the roof. The smartwatch will also track your sleep patterns and will provide a data on how well you’ve been sleeping. It also gets 21 new indoor exercises for a total of 39 workouts. Samsung did not mention the India price of the Galaxy Watch at the event.advertisementlast_img read more

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