The launch of the Galaxy Note 9 launcher is less than two weeks away, but some out there could already test the handset in the wild, complete with the supervision of a representative familiar with all the new Notes tricks.
It's hardly the first time we hear about a hands-on experience with the unmanaged handset. But because we are so close to launch, this preview is even more relevant, since this note 9 is the real deal, not just a prototype.
Reddit user Autopsy15 hosted a Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session after his hands-on with the phone, confirming the key note 9 rumors we have heard throughout the year. But the post gives us some new details about the handset.
The phone should resemble the Galaxy S9 series when it comes to processor selection, says the report. The base model will pack 6GB of memory, with an 8GB model also intended to be available. Storage-wise, the base model comes with 1
The phone packs a 4000 mAh battery, the practical review revealed, which should be good enough for up to 4-5 days of use.
S Penen comes with Bluetooth connectivity, but you may not be able to connect it to anything but note 9. The style can take pictures, skip back and forth in music clips, and work as remote control in PowerPoint presentations.
Note 9 comes with DeX support built-in, which means you can connect it directly to a screen using a USB-C cable. It will help you with up to 5 different windows. With a DeX accessory you can view and control 20 windows simultaneously.
The big question is how to control the Android experience on your desktop when a DeX drive is not available to connect to an external keyboard and mouse.
The report notes that note 9 will support the Vulkan API, as Samsung plans to support top games on the new phone. Autopsy15 said that the note would have "some exclusive titles for the Galaxy, one of which would be a high-profile Vulcan game (Doom?)." Another report told us that Fortnite for Android would be a Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days.
The rear camera has two lenses with optical image stabilization support, with Samsung adding a new AI feature to optimize images depending on the subject.
Finally, the phone should be wider than the note 8 and the dark blue version like Autopsy15 is used comes with a banana yellow stylus with a blue hood.