SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 is finally here, but it does not have many surprises in the store.
Thanks to the large number of leaks that build up to the smartphone launch, we already knew almost everything it's known: it will send with a new Bluetooth enabled S Pen; will pack a hefty 4000mAh battery; and it will start shipping on August 24th.
We've completed all you need to know about downloading the smartphone below. You can also check our Galaxy Note 9 hands-on review.
Galaxy Note 9 started shipping in UK on August 24th.
At the time of writing, however, the 512GB variant – both in Ocean Blue and Midnight Black ̵
Here in Blighty, the 6GB / 128GB Galaxy Note 9 is available for £ 899 SIM Free, while the higher 8GB / 512GB version is priced at £ 1,099.
SIM-free from Carphone Warehouse, but also offers prices with EE, iD, O2, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.
EE flogging note 9, and the operator's cheapest plan, which comes with 4GB of data, comes in at £ 63 per month – but this can be upgraded to 100GB for, is $ 88 per month.
On the O2 website, note 9 can be downloaded from £ 58 per month with 2GB data, a tariff that also comes with a £ 99 upfront charge. The network also offers deals with 8GB, 1GB, 30GB and 50GB of data.
Sky Mobile offers the note 9 from £ 42 per month, a deal that gives you 2GB of data and unlimited conversations and texts. 4GB, 5GB and 10GB plans are also available.
It's selling Galaxy Note 9 and it offers £ 48, £ 53 and £ 62 tariffs that will pocket you 4GB, 30GB and 100GB data, respectively.
The Virgin Mobile website is note 9 available from £ 37 per month with 1GB of monthly data. This can be up to 5GB, 20GB and 30GB, for £ 40, £ 46, and £ 51 per month, respectively.
Vodafone has also been quick to start taking note 9 orders. It offers the handset for, £ 63 per month with £ 79 pre-price, a deal that gives you 20GB of data for the 4GB price.
In the US, Galaxy Note 9 can be pre-ordered at AT & T, Best Buy, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
28/8/18: Teardown experts on iFixit have turned Galaxy Note 9 with a shonky four out of 10 repairability scores, citing hard to pull out chassis and glued battery together with the difficult to remove the screen, which requires "replace the entire chassis or tediously separate the glued cracked glass." Even the supplied S pen was difficult to open without breaking, iFixit noted.
Not all bad news but as iFixit notes It claims that the components are more modular for easy removal and the screws used are standard Phillips screws that make it easy to screw them of.
24/8/18: Galaxy Note 9 has started shipping in the UK, but some early buyers will not get their smartphone yet. We have heard from several INQ readers who pre-ordered their device via Argos that they have been warned about delays in the shipment, with the dealer's "customs issues".
Others have complained about Twitter, with a dissatisfied buyer saying: "Has anyone heard that Samsung will not send the note 9 to Britain on August 24?" Order Argos, but now they say they are not available for delivery and they do not know when. "
It is unclear how widespread the problem is and we do not know if it affects all configurations in Note 9. We have contacted both Argos and Samsung for comment, but have not yet received an answer.
20/8/18: Galaxy Note 9 has not been released yet, but it has not stopped Samsung from pushing out a software update to the smartphone. The update spotted by SamMobile adds a switch in Super Slow mode camera mode to allow users to record 0.2 seconds or 0.4 seconds moments in manual mode in 960fps or 480fps modes,  The update, bearing the N960FXXU1ARH5 building number, also contains the security update from August 201, plugging holes in both Android OS and Samsung's own Experience software.
17/8/18: ] Pre-orders for Galaxy Note 9 are reportedly "following" last year Galaxy Note 8, Yonhap News reports. Referring to sources from South Korean mobile operators, the report notes that while pre-orders is higher than S9, Note 9 compares with the demand seen last year's flagship company – which recovers 850,000 pre-orders.
"The number of advance orders we receive for Galaxy Note 9 is higher than Galaxy S9, even though they are less than Galaxy Note 8," an official told Yonhap News .
"It's hard to beat the record of Galaxy Note 8, as there was a lot of demand for the suspended production of Galaxy Note 7," said an official.
13/8/18: A teardown of Galaxy Note 9 has revealed that while the smartphone is almost identical to its predecessor in Note 8, it packs a new laptop's watercooling system. This, according to Samsung, will help protect note 9 against overheating, enabling the smartphone to drive to peak for long periods of time.
Otherwise, Hi-Tech's breakdown shows that Samsung has also established its stylus mechanism to hold the S-pen closer so it's more likely to fall out of the smartphone and get hurt.
10/8/18: You may struggle if you want to download a Note 9 from Samsung, as the company's website has been down for "maintenance." While the company's online store allows you to add a Note 9 to your shopping cart, if you are trying to check out, you are currently greeted with a message saying: "Uh, it seems that this page is currently under maintenance, sorry! " 
It is unclear whether the site fights on demand for Galaxy Note 9, or if it has been a temporary trip to Borksville. We have requested Samsung for more information.
9/8/18: Samsung has unveiled Galaxy Note 9, and that's exactly what you expected to be.
The large screened smartphone (6.4in, to be precise) looks pretty similar to its predecessor in Note 8 with its edge-to-edge display and a smooth IP68 certified chassis, but Samsung has touting a number of upgrades .  Firstly, note 9 is sent with a new and improved S-pen, supplied with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) baked in for the first time. Users can now use the supplied stylus to pause and resume music playback, for example or as a temporary camera release button.
Samsung shouted that the Controlled Note 9 presentation using banana-a-like stylus before announcing it plans to open SDK for developers, so functionality can be built into third-party apps.
Bigged-up by Samsung as "the world's most powerful smartphone", has note 9 also under the hood rigid. It comes with Samsung's internal 10nm Exynos 9810 CPU (or Qualcomms Snapdragon 845 in the United States), combined with either 6GB or 8GB RAM, depending on whether you download the 128GB or 512GB model. Both offer microSD slots, allowing users to expand Note 9's built-in storage up to 1TB.
There is also a 4000mAh battery inside, the biggest one to work inside a Notis smartphone as Samsung is promising to deliver "full day" battery life.
There has also been an upgrade in the camera department. While on the paper, the two 12MP camera sounds similar to last year's model, Samsung claims that the new horizontally adjusted sensors are "more intelligent" than before, with the AI fueled camera app, which now tells you when a picture is wrong if Some have blinked, for example.
Other places have 9 AKG-tuned stereo speakers that are "highest ever" on a Samsung phone, a rear fingerprint scanner, Google's Android 8.1 Oreo OS, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless charging and Samsung DeX, which can now be activated using an HDMI adapter.
And, as expected, Samsung announced that Fornite for Android will also make its long-awaited debut on Galaxy Note 9.
Galaxy Note 9 will be available in four colors: blue (with yellow S Pen ), lavender, copper and black.
8/8/18: Galaxy Note 9s British prices have leaked just one day before the official launch. Twitter tipster Roland Quandt has scoop and claims that the 128GB variant will cost £ 899, while the 512GB model will set you back with £ 1,099.
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128GB unlocked price in UK: 899 GBP.
– Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 7, 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note9 512GB Unlocked UK Price: 1099 GBP.
– Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 7, 2018
If legit means this, the note 9 will be pricier than its predecessor Note 8, available from £ 869 SIM free. However, it is worth noting that the base model was made available with a smaller 64 GB of storage.
7/8/18: You will be able to purchase Galaxy Note 9 in a & # 39; Value Pack & # 39 ;, according to a photo posted on Facebook. As you can see ( under ), the presumably-non-cheap "Value" package contains a pair of AKG headphones, a Galaxy Note 9 case, an HDMI cable, a car charger and what looks look like a 3M-burned car assembly.
6/8/18: A Reddit user, allegedly close to a "Samsung National Coach", has played some new details about Galaxy Note 9 just days ahead of its official disclosure.
The leak reveals that 6.4 in Note 9 will have a "very similar" footprint for note 8, but will include an upgraded camera with AI tech that optimizes the camera based on what you shoot.
Samsung will sell its S-pens in different colors, the Reddit mail notes, with the color of the S pen that matches the color of the stork when taking a screenshot. 40 seconds of S-load will eventually give you 30 minutes of use, while double-tap on the stylus button mechanic will turn the camera from normal to self-mode.
The Reddit poster notes that pre order in Note 9 comes with either AKG Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones or a Fortnite game package, or users can both get $ 99.
3/8/18 : Samsung has reappeared this time adding an official note 9 in video to its YouTube channel. Discovered by SamMobile The page-deleted video was posted by Samsung New Zealand and shows off the blue note 9 with the supplied yellow pen. It also confirms that a 512GB version of Note 9 comes that will support 512GB microSD card, which means users can have up to 1TB of storage on the device.
2/8/18: Samsung has opened reservations for the unannounced Galaxy Note 9. Before the smartphone launch on August 9, US users can now register their details on Samsung's website to guarantee that Their Note 9 will be delivered on August 24th. Samsung also allows users in Blighty to reserve the handset, but does not mention the release date.
1/8/18: Galaxy Note 9 has cut into its first hands-on video ( under ), thanks to Mobile Fun. The clip, as the accessories flogger achieved through its "extensive contacts in China", unfortunately does not show note 9, but gives us a good look at the handset's chassis and confirms that it will have thinner objections than its Note 8 predecessor.
As shown in previous leaks, the handshake also shows the handset's dual camera sensor and the rear fingerprint sensor.
30/7/18: Galaxy Note 9 may not be as expensive as first feared if a leaked pre-order poster from Indonesia is the real deal. While earlier rumors had claimed that Note 9 would be Samsung's most expensive smartphone, but with a starting price of £ 935, the excluded poster shows the 128GB model with a 13,500,000 IDR price tag, which amounts to around £ 714.
512GB- The model is listed as 17,500,000 IDR – around £ 926, much cheaper than previous rumors that tie it around the £ 1,100 mark.
 27/7/18: Fortnite for Android can come as an exclusive to Galaxy Note 9, both 9to5Google and XDA Developers are reporting .
Samsung wants a 30-day exclusive on the game's royal game, according to reports that Fornite may even come as a preinstalled application complete with additional S Pen functionality. Note 9 buyers can also be rewarded with some bonus content for pre-ordering the device, including free V-Bucks, playing skins and more.
26/7/18: Samsung has released a new teaser video (below) that appears to confirm rumors that the note 9 will pack a soup battery. The cliff, apparently a shot on Apple's competitor, shows how frustrating it can be when the battery dies and promises that Samsung's incoming flagship will save the day.
If online mood is To be believed, Galaxy Note 9 will contain a 4000mAh battery, a 20 percent improvement over the Galaxy Note 8s 3.300mAh offer and the biggest at any time to works in a Samsung smartphone.
25/7/18: Predictably Galaxy Note 9 has leaked again. The latest tour comes with the help of Twitter Evan Blass (] under ), based on the handset's official black, blue and brown color versions. There is no observation of the little purple model, so it is unclear whether this version will be made available at the launch.
Mark 9 in (from L to R) black, blue and brown. pic.twitter.com/Akr1tnrxiS
– Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 24, 2018
The legitimate leak, while not providing much new information, seems to confirm that the blue model will come with a contrasting yellow S-pen, while the black and brown models come with matching styluses.
24/7/18: Despite earlier rumors that the note 9 will cost around £ 869, a new report from WinFuture claims that the price of the flagship can exceed € 1000 .
According to the report, Galaxy Note 9's base 128GB variant will cost € 1,050 (£ 935) with Samsung not releasing its 64GB model in Europe. According to the report, it will constitute its 512GB variant, but can collect as much as € 1,250 (£ 1,115).
23/7/18: And & # 39; Coral Blue & # 39; variant of Galaxy Note 9 ( under ) has appeared online, thanks to MySmartPrice . The official appearance does not give us much new, but the 24th of August handset screen emphasizes rumors that this is when the smartphone is going to be used. This blue-hued model will be merged with n Black, Gray, Brown and Lilac color variants, according to the report.
20/7/18: Samsung plans to merge its Galaxy Note and S Series, which suggests that incoming Note 9 may be the latest in the setup.
The Bell referring to sources in the electronics industry, reports that the product line fusion has been discussed in the last year or so given the similarities between Samsung's Plus-branded Galaxy S and Note models. The decision is not final yet, and the report shows that Samsung is "struggling" to unify brands "because the concepts Galaxy S Plus and Note products overlap."
18/7/18: With just a few weeks to go to Not 9's disclosure, the smartphone has finally been depicted in the flesh.
While the images ( above ) – posted and deleted by a Twitter user in China – do not tell us much about the fact that we do not already know they are confirming that incoming note will be as fragile as its predecessor in Note 8. The device in the pictures is covered with scratches and scuffer, and there appear to be some chips on the edges.
Evan Blass has separately had an official look of Note 9 and the associated yellow S Pen.
S Pen? pic.twitter.com/xizmWw9J2W
– Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 17, 2018
17/7/18: Galaxy Note 9 is depicted in public – In the hands of, Samsung CEO Dj Koh. As you can see if you look closely at the picture ( under ), snapped by @ShungNin, the device in Koh's hand uses a horizontally adjusted camera layout with a fingerprint sensor located below – probably the only cosmetic difference between the incoming flagship and last year's Galaxy Note 8.
We can also see Koh using Samsung's new S Pen, which allegedly comes with Bluetooth support for the first time.
In the same media event where Koh was depicted, he commented on Samsung's plans to integrate in-screen fingerprint technology into his upcoming phones, including the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. He also relieved that the new Bluetooth-enabled S-Penn would contain some game related features.
16/7/18: Polish blog Spiderweb, showing a tipster familiar with Samsung's plans and a local Samsung representative, claims that Galaxy Note 9 will cost PLN 4.299 (around £ 880) when it going to sale next month, a sign that it can not cost much more than its predecessor. The blog also emphasizes earlier rumors that the smartphone is coming to shelves on August 24th.
13/7/18: An official looking poster, shared via Ice Universe ( under ), has given us a nice look at the Blue Galaxy Note 9, and its associated is, yellow s pen.
Galaxy Note9 / S Pen pic.twitter.com/uAqOpZY2VC
– Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) July 12, 2018
Due to the number of leaks that the note 9 has suffered, it's not something we do not already know but confirms the brand's 9 horizontal dual camera system and rear mounted fingerprint scanner, along with its USB-C port, headphone jack and S Pen slot. The poster also had the tag "The super powerful Note", which indicates that an under-the-hood upgrade is also likely.
12/7/18: Galaxy Note 9 comes for sale earlier than expected, according to a report on ET News . The Korean website writes that Samsung's flagship brand will arrive on shelves on August 24th, two weeks after it was revealed on August 9th. In comparison, last year, Galaxy Note 8 was launched on August 23 and was sold September 15th.
This early release, ET News claims, comes as Samsung appears to compensate for "slow performance" of the Galaxy S9 and S9 +, which are allegedly the most unpopular S Series smartphones since the Galaxy S3 . Samsung also wants to beat Apple's next-generation iPhones to the market, with the so-called iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and 11 Plus set for debut in September.
11/7/18: Android Headlines have taken care of what it claims to be an official rendering of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ( under ). The image, obtained through a "reliable source", does not tell us much about the incoming flagship, but confirms that it will be almost identical to its Note 8 predecessor, albeit for a slightly smaller chin. The recovery shows the same curved infinity display, the untouched front camera and iris scanner and its identical placed power and bitby keys.
6/7/18: Samsung has prematurely published its official support page for Galaxy Note 9, weeks before it was officially launched. Spotted by SamMobile does not disclose the official pages that have cropped on Samsung's websites in Denmark, France, Finland and Norway, some details about the device, except the SM-N960F model number already 5/7 / 18: The accessory maker Olixar has started flogging cases ( under ) for Galaxy Note 9, all-but-confirming that Samsung's flagship won & # 39; I do not have many surprises in the store. That's unless you're likely to be shocked by the handset's "hake", similar to what's seen on the Galaxy S9 and S9 +, as earlier rumors had suggested that Samsung would choose a full square design.
Items that are now available for pre-order at MobileFun also confirm that note 9 will pack two cameras placed horizontally with a fingerprint sensor and heart rate module located below. It also gives a glimpse of the handset's curved display, and notes the 9-track of Samsung's new and improved S-Pen.
4/7/18: Galaxy Note 9 will not launch for another five weeks, but it has not stopped the first hands-on review from surfacing online. The fondling, which comes with the article of Mobile Review Eldar Murtazin, who claims to have "had the opportunity to view this device, to evaluate the hardware" on a recent trip to the United States.
Murtazin does not reveal much we do not already know. He confirms that note 9 will be almost identical to note 8, in addition to its slightly heavier design, and he also watched Samsung's new S Pen, which boasts Bluetooth connectivity and improved accuracy.
Galaxy Note 9s two cameras will be aligned horizontally, Murtizan notes, with a fingerprint scanner underneath – instead of entering the AMOLED screen. This screen has "increased brightness" compared to the Galaxy S9 + but has the same curved edges.
In other cases, the so-called review confirms that note 9 will pack a 4000mAh battery – which Murtazin requirement provides 25 hours of video playback with the screen set to maximum brightness and will be available with a choice of 6/128 GB, 8 / 256 GB and 8/512 GB of RAM and storage.
2/7/18: Galaxy Note 9's bound S-Pen comes with built-in Bluetooth so it can "do something that is not related to the pen". So says Ice Universe (under) and while it is unclear what functionality the stylus will offer, online rumors say S Pen could pause and resume music playback and act as a camera release button.
Galaxy Note9 SPen can be used to control long distance self-timer, control music playback because it is a Bluetooth device, it will do something that is not related to the pen. pic.twitter.com/WPS83xUskq
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 1, 2018
27/6/18: Samsung has unveiled its new ISOCELL Plus- camera sensor that appears to debut on Galaxy Note 9, SamMobile reports.
The sensor, shown at MWC Shanghai this week, promises sharper and more accurate images, even in poor lighting conditions. Samsung claims that the upgraded technology will deliver higher color strength along with up to 15 percent improvement in sensitivity.
The technology also enables image sensors to equip 0.8 micrometers (μm) and smaller pixels without loss of performance, making it an optimal solution for developing "super-resolution" cameras with over 20MP.
"The ISOCELL Plus will not only allow the development of ultra high-resolution sensors with incredibly small pixel dimensions, but also provide performance improvements for larger pixel design sensors."
26/6/18: Galaxy Note 9 only appeared on the FCC one month earlier than Galaxy Note 8.
Although the note gives little distance beside the handset's SM-N960F model number and confirmation on the supplied stylus, it emphasizes past rumors that the note 9 will See an early August launch. Previous reports claim that Samsung will show its 2018 Note-branded flagship at an event in New York August 9th.
25/6/18: Galaxy Note 9 will send with a new version of Samsung's S Pen stylus that comes with a feature that is "worth the wait," claims Ice Universe.
Do you often use SPEN for Galaxy Note? Note9 The SPen feature is the wait time.
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 24, 2018
Although it is unclear what this feature is, earlier rumors claimed that this year's S-Upgraded Pen will have Bluetooth so that the pen can be used both as a wireless speaker and like a microphone to make and receive phone calls.
20/6/18: Good news – Galaxy Note 9, like the recently announced Oppo Find X, is not going to jump on the hack bandwagon. It's about a leaked front panel ( under ), obtained by Ice Universe, is legitimate, as it suggests that Samsung's flagship ships will boast a close-up design without adopting a troublesome clipart.
Screen Panel of Galaxy Note9 pic.twitter.com/OPcMOhGVSN
– Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) June 19, 2018
The inserts are visibly thinner than those on Note 8, despite the fact that they seem like an additional sensor upside down – maybe for better face detection.
19/6/18: A summary of the Korean retailer KT Plaza Shop has revealed some advance information about Galaxy Note 9 before the rumored August launch.
The listing, which was screened by an eagle-eyed Twitter user before it was deleted, confirms that note 9 will be available in 64 GB, 246 GB and 512 GB variants, but if newer rumors are to be assumed, the latter will only be made available in China and South Korea. The site also proposes to pre-order from Note 9 to be sent with a free DeX dock, although it is not unclear whether the same offer will be offered in Blighty.