On August 9, 2018, Samsung unveiled its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9. As every year, the Korean launches his smartphone equipped with a stylus four small months after the marketing of its Galaxy S range. The Galaxy Note 9 is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones on the market or even the best. We have a purpose to believe that he may experience the same flop as the Galaxy S9. Explanations.
It was the event of August 2018, the presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Korean has put the dishes in the big by raising the veil on his most successful smartphone in New York. The Galaxy Note 9 is beautiful, powerful, enduring, and its new pen S-Pen is full of novelties.
Alas, except the stylus, all these qualities were already present in the Galaxy S9 +. Surprisingly speaking, the Galaxy Note 9 is a Galaxy S9 + in a Galaxy Note 8 body with a new stylus. All for a price of 1009 euros (up to 1259 euros for the 512GB / 8GB version) that is not within reach of all. Especially, the new Galaxy Note 9 (justifying according to Samsung this price so high) they meet the needs of the majority of users?
Finally, the Galaxy Note 9 is a product caught between the next iPhone X 2018 presented in September 2018, and Chinese competitors offering smartphones at the techno/price ratio unbeatable. Samsung has already fallen into this trap with its Galaxy S9 and S9 +. Result: Sales are disappointing, far from the expectations of the brand. The Galaxy Note 9 left to know the same flop? In any case, this seems to think investors who have dropped the share of Samsung following the announcement of Note 9. That of Apple, it is soaring.
The Galaxy Note 9 is the best smartphone of the moment
No need to beat around the bush, the Galaxy Note 9 is undoubtedly the best smartphone of the moment. Always as beautiful and endowed with the beautiful screen that is, it is also very powerful with its processor Exynos 9810 and its 6 to 8 GB of RAM. It includes a record memory: 512 GB for the most powerful version with possibility to reach 1TB via microSD. It’s a first in the world of the smartphone. Samsung has also worked on the autonomy of its Note 9 by integrating a 4000 mAh battery and optimizing the software. The Korean promises two days of autonomy, enough to be among the best in the market. Finally, on the photo side, the Galaxy Note 9 benefits from the same dual variable sensor as the Galaxy S9 with software optimization, enough to refer. The Galaxy S9 is now one of the best on this field.
No Galaxy Note without a stylus. To accompany the Note 9 Samsung launches a brand new S-Pen full of novelties. The main one is the integration of Bluetooth to control the Note 9 remotely using the stylus. It is for example possible to trigger the camera or control Youtube with the S-Pen. The Galaxy Note 9 is a technology monster; it’s a fact.
Galaxy Note 9: the Galaxy Note 8 ate the S9 Plus?
If we dwell on the purely technical part of the Galaxy Note 9, we realize that it is ultimately not so innovative as that. Its design first is quite similar to that of the Galaxy Note 8 to some detail. Under the hood, we find little or no what contains the Galaxy S9 +. The screen is bigger, but it’s the same technology. The processor is identical, the camera also. One could vulgarly summarize that the Galaxy Note 9 is a Galaxy Note 8 with the specs of the Galaxy S9 Plus and a new stylus. In this sense, the Galaxy Note 9 is both competing with its predecessor, developments being less.
A finding that we were already doing on the Galaxy S9 compared to the Galaxy S8. About S9 sales, consumers have drawn the same conclusions. But, by its technical sheet, the biggest competitor of Note 9 is the S9 Plus. It is just slightly smaller and does not have a stylus, which in itself completely changes the type of use. But for users for whom the S-Pen is not essential, the Galaxy S9 Plus becomes a much more interesting alternative; its price has dropped drastically. The Galaxy Note 9 is offered at 1009 euros when it comes out when the Galaxy S9 Plus is offered around 650 euros at the same time. The Galaxy S9 Plus was launched only four months earlier. The Galaxy Note 9 has already in its ranks two serious competitors: the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S9 Plus.