Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9 with big screen and Fortnite

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9 with big screen and Fortnite

Now we have the Galaxy Note9 and it's more than just a minor upgrade from the Galaxy Note8.

We're not entirely sure how they managed to bypass Fortnite's device checks, the footage above shows the game in action at the highest graphics settings.

The Galaxy Watch will launch in two sizing options - a 42mm size with a silver color and a 46mm size in midnight black and rose gold colors. So if you have played before, you should have no trouble signing in. The Note 9's 6.4-inch screen is slightly bigger than the Note 8's 6.3-inch display, but unless you get both phone's side-by-side it is nearly impossible to notice. "The Note announcements have always been a more significant step in technology evolution compared with [this device]". That's right, I'm talking about the camera module. The dual-camera setup is still placed horizontally and it comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted right below it.

The Galaxy Note 8 also has a dual-lens camera, but there's no variable aperture here.

Then there's the S Pen stylus, which lets you write by hand as well as do useful things like write notes on the screen even when it's off.

"We're intimately familiar with these costs from our experience operating Fortnite as a direct-to-customer service on PC and Mac", he added. This year, the S-Pen has Bluetooth support, but, rather than a battery, it has a super capacitor that can charge in 40 seconds when docked.

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With this new Bluetooth connectivity, the S Pen also acts as a remote control where you can use it to control your presentation slides, gallery and YouTube playback without having to touch the phone. Besides the prices, the poster also lists the available colour variants.

What's new in the Galaxy Note 9? The phone's body is slightly thicker at 9mm and heavier at 205g, accommodating a significantly larger 4,000mAh battery, which Samsung says should provide all-day battery for the heaviest of users. And while it needs charging to use you can do so in under a minute.

If you care, it also turns into a desktop-like experience through Samsung DeX. If you need to plug in your physical keyboard or a thumb drive, you can get their multi-port dongle that has additional LAN and USB ports.

When it comes to performance, Samsung is really throwing everything they have on the Galaxy Note9. Both phones also have a microSD card slot though - if you get the 512GB Note 9 and slot in a 512GB you'll be one of the first people packing a 1TB mass-market smartphone. Its liquid cooling system has been upgraded with 3x larger thermal spreader which allows faster dissipation of heat. As with the S9 it has the variable dual-aperture system (f/1.5 and f/2.4) created to mimic the human eye, a 2x optical zoom on the secondary lens, and a dual-pixel sensor for super slow-mo video recording.

XDA Developers obtained the first ever footage of Fortnite running on an Android device.

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