The Galaxy Note 9 is here and it’s a beast of a smartphone with a huge £899 price tag to match its massive screen and insanely powerful specs.
There are two versions of the super flagship available to pre-order right now: a 128GB version and a £1,099 model with a whopping 512GB storage, expandable to a whopping 1TB.
Samsung The Note 9 starts from £899 for the 128GB model
This pricier variant has enough space all your games, pics, videos, and then some.
Both models tout a a massive 6.4-inch AMOLED Infinity Display screen (the biggest-ever for a Note), an upgraded S Pen stylus, and a beefy 64-bit octa-core processor.
And both will be available in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, with matching S Pen, and Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen.
There’s 6GB RAM on the 128GB model and an insane 8GB RAM on the 512GB model.
At its Unpacked event in New York today, Samsung declared it the “most powerful phone we’ve ever made”. It also contains the largest ever battery for a Note, at 4,000mAh.
Whichever way you cut it, this is a handset for power users.
Comparably, the 256GB iPhone X costs £1,149 and the 64GB version is £999 – while the Note 9’s chief Android rival is the £799 Huawei P20 Pro.
The era of ludicrously expensive smartphones is officially in full swing.
Like the Galaxy S9 before it, the Note 9 sticks to the same design framework as its predecessor, the Note 8, with subtle tweaks sprinkled on top.