Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a 2018 smartphone. It measures 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm and weighs 201 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 6.4" inches. The resolution is 1440 x 2960 and 516 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Dual with 12 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China CPU with 512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM memory. The battery is 4000 mAh.

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Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Release date

2018, August


161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)


201 g (7.09 oz)

Body build

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame


Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White


4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Approximate price750 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

6.4" inc

Screen area

103.2 cm2

Screen format

18.5:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1440 x 2960 px

PPI /points per inch/

516 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Other - HDR10
-Always-on display

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

12 MP, Dual

Camera specs

-12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom


LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score103
DxOMark Photo107
DxOMark Video94
Front camera, selfie

8 MP, Single


8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF


Dual video call, Auto-HDR

Video 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score92
DxOMark Photo96
DxOMark Video86


Operating system OS

Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI


- Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China

Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
-Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China

External memory

microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Internal memory

512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM

Antutu 8 score 320265 (Rank 304 of 1138)
Antutu 7 score 249456 (Rank 56 of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 480 (Rank 661 of 1569)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 2002 (Rank 431 of 1564)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 2358 (Rank 58 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 8531 (Rank 41 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript9353
GeekBench 4 Battery5154

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- SM-N960F/DS (Global); SM-N960U (USA); SM-N9600/DS (LATAM, Brazil, China)
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Samsung. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Samsung may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - comments and opinions

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Rich Manley

2021-12-24 21:48:20

Great phone. I’m buying another one as a replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was around 750 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, August.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is 201 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is 6.4" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (HxWxD).

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