Gurgaon (NCR) August 23 2018: With their global President and CEO D.J. Koh present, Samsung launched the latest edition -- Galaxy Note 9 -- in its flagship series in India at an event here yesterday.
The S series and the Note series are parallel streams of premium phones that the Korean device maker has been launching annually.
"Since Samsung entered the country in 1995, we have grown together with India and we are now the most beloved mobile brand,” said Koh. Having recently opened a factory in Noida in the Indian national capital region, with the capacity to roll out 120 million phones a year -- that's 14,000 a minute -- Samsung is vigorously promoting the 'Make in India' ideal. Koh added that this has now grown to 'Make for India' -- and 'Make for the World in India' .. a connection underlined by his smart new yellow Modi-style jacket. He also let the audience in the launch event into a culinary secret. He comes to India as often as he can for its masala dosa.
Enhanced S Pen
The new Galaxy Note 9 builds on the legacy of this S Pen-enhanced device aimed at those who want to work and play with the phone. New productivity features include remote control options for the Bluetooth controlled S Pen which includes the ability to click photos including sefies remotely, much as one would with a timer in old style cameras. Also enhanced is the Samsung DeX feature, that allows the phone to link to PCs and seamlessly display phone content.
"Galaxy Note 9 combines the power of a laptop, media streaming device, power bank, external hard drive, gaming console, DSLR camera and a selfie stick” , said Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
The battery in this large 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display device is 4000 mAh, good for a full day's work. It is available with two internal storage options , 128 GB or 512 GB. And with the ability to insert a microSD of another 512 GBG, Galaxy Note 9 is 1TB -ready.
A new feature of the camera ( 8 MP selfie; 12 MP + 12 MP rear) is flaw detection . If the first shot doesn’t come out right, it lets users know, so they can take another picture without losing the moment. An immediate notification will appear if the image is blurry, the subject blinked, there is a smudge on the lens, or there’s backlight impacting the quality of the image.
Galaxy Note 9 will be available in India starting tomorrow at Rs 67,900 and Rs 84,900 for 128 GB and 512 GB variants, respectively.