Samsung’s most powerful phone is back…and better.

Samsung has officially unveiled its long-gestured Galaxy Note 9—a boosted iteration of the company’s best, accompanied by a spunky new banana-colored Bluetooth-enabled S-pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 returns in familiar and formidable fashion: a large 6.4-inch screen with teensy bezels, a gorgeously immersive Super AMOLED-powered WQHD+ display, and bold color options to fit any and all personalities.

Galaxy Note 9 Philippines: Price, Specs, Availability

Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy Note 9 at the recently concluded event in New York.

Inside, it’s even more promising: Samsung’s new beastly phone ships with a robust Exynos 9810 octa-core processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/512GB internal storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with fast-charging and wireless charging support.

The cameras are worth noting, too. The dual camera system sports both a wide and a zoom lens, powered by large dual 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.4 and f/1.5 apertures. The self-camera is an 8-megapixel shooter with an impressive f/1.7 aperture, which should allow for brighter, better selfies. Most interesting—at least to me!—is that this camera is chucked snuggly in the phone’s slim *ahem* notch-less bezel.

Galaxy Note 9 Philippines: Price, Specs, Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with the all-new Bluetooth-powered S-Pen

Here’s the complete specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full list of Specs

Display 6.34-inch Super AMOLED WQHD+ (2960 x 1440), 514ppi
CPU Exynos 9810 Octa octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU
GPU Mali-G72 MP18
RAM 6GB/8GB
Storage 128GB/512GB internal storage
Expandable Storage expandable via microSD up to 512GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom, telephoto
12MP f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, wide-angle
Dual-tone, dual-LED flash
Video Recording [email protected] video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p
Front Camera 8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
Connectivity 4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps
256QAM
4×4 MIMO
SIM Dual SIM (nano, hybrid)
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC NFC
GPS GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB USB Type-C
Sensors -Fingerprint Scanner
-Iris Scanner
-Heart-rate Scanner
Features -Bixby Vision 2.0
-Heatpipe cooling
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
-S-Pen with Bluetooth remote control capabilities
-Samsung Dex built-in
Audio Port 3.5mm audio port
OS Samsung Experience v9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 4,000mAh battery w/ Fast Charge, Wireless Charging
Colors – Midnight Black (Black S-Pen)
– Metallic Copper
(Copper S-Pen)
-Ocean Blue
(Yellow S-Pen)

Details regarding pricing and availability have also been announced. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is priced between PHP 55,990 (for the 6GB/128GB model) and PHP 75,990 (for the 8GB/512GB model).

Galaxy Note 9 Philippines: Price, Specs, Availability

All the available color options for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Interested buyers may also pre-order starting 11th of August until the 19th.

Pre-orders get different freebies respective to the config they buy: Those who pre-order the 128GB variant will get a free  Gearfit, Gear Iconx, or Galaxy Tab A7, a Nanofixit protection, and 1-year insurance; those who pre-order the 512GB variant will get a free 32-inch HD Smart TV with 2-years warranty, a Nanofixit protection, and 1-year insurance.

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