By Sohn Ji-young
The Korea Herald
Asia News Network
Following this initial rollout, the South Korean tech giant plans to bring the Note 9 to 120 markets by early September, and embark on expanded marketing activities, the company said.
The ninth edition of the Galaxy Note series sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and the largest-ever battery volume of 4,000 milliampere-hours for all-day performance.
Its standout feature is the low-power Bluetooth-enabled S Pen that serves as a remote control for taking selfies and group pictures, presenting slides and more. It is also compatible with the Samsung Dex, which enables a desktop experience on the smartphone, and Bixby smart assistant.
The device’s intelligent camera is powered by deep learning-based capabilities, including Flaw Detection and Scene Optimizer, to deliver high-quality pictures.
The Note 9 is available in 128-gigabyte and 512GB models, with support for up to 1 terabyte of storage via expandable memory. It is available in three colors: midnight black, lavender purple and metallic copper.
In Korea, the 128GB Note 9 is priced at 1.09 million won ($970), while the 512GB Note 9 costs 1.35 million won. It is available through the country’s three major telecom companies as well as online retailers.