Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs and camera review with samples.

Released in August 2018, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one the best flagships in the market right now considering the massive price drop since it first launched. Have a quick look at the specifications.

Body Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
Weight 201 g
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5),
Aluminum frame
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M
Display Size 6.4 inches, (83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Display Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (516 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Android Version Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0
(Pie); One UI
ChipsetExynos 9810 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUMali-G72 MP18
Adreno 630
Internal Memory128GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
Memory Card SlotmicroSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) -dual
SIM model only
CameraDual Camera Setup
12 MP, f/1.5-2.4 (variable aperture) 26mm (wide), 1.4µm,
dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, AF, OIS,
2x optical zoom
Selfie camera-8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1.22µm, AF
SoundLoudspeaker with stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
3.5 mm audio jack
Added featuresIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted),
gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate,Oxygen saturation percentage.
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 15W.
Qi/PMA wireless charging
ColoursMetallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue,
Black, Alpine White, Cloud Silver

The dual camera setup on the smartphone with 12MP lens provides crisp image quality. Both the telephoto and normal lens are optically stabilized and the main lens has variable aperture introduced by Samsung initially on Galaxy S9+. The Note 9 shoots 4K@60fps which is pretty great.

It still features the super slow-mo video which is fairly usable considering the quality and is a fun feature to shoot something real slow. Samsung also introduced its version of photo AI called the ‘Scene Detection’ mode which basically detects the things you are pointing at be it landscapes, people, food, animals or plants.

Here are a few samples as to how the images on the phone actually look. (NONE of the images have been retouched in any way)


A bright sunny day in Manali
Morning Ride (RE Himalayan)
Christ Church, Kasauli



Wholesome Breakfast




Samsung introduced ‘Night mode’ in its recent update.It has significantly increased the camera’s performance on dark shots.

a shot from a rainy night

Overall, pictures are typically Samsung. There is plenty of detail in the photos and it adapts quite well to various shooting situations.

Abhishek Rana

Abhishek Rana

Abhishek Rana is a Mechanical Engineer by profession based in Chandigarh,India. He is also a WordPress content developer and definitely a technology enthusiast. He has keen interest in automobile mechanics and stock market trading and spends his free time enhancing smartphone photography skills. Convinced by the interplay of technology and durability, he uses a Galaxy Note as his device and drives a Toyota.