Samsung Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note9 - The New Super Powerful Note

Aug 23. 2018

New S Pen With Bluetooth Support, Remarkable Performance Plus Large Storage Space

 Premium Galaxy Note9 Achieves All Your Business and Life Goals

Galaxy Note 9

Hong Kong – August 23, 2018 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today announced a new addition to its flagship Note series – Galaxy Note9. The Note series has long been recognized as Samsung’s most groundbreaking mobile phones, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers the ultimate performance to meet all the demands of work and everyday life effectively and efficiently. For the first time ever, a new S Pen supports leading Bluetooth functions with connectivity; its unbeatable performance along with Samsung’s intelligent camera and best-in-class technology combine to become an extraordinary next-generation smartphone. 

“The Note has always been our showcase for Samsung’s premium technology, leading the industry in innovation breakthrough. With the best and most innovative technology, Galaxy Note9’s advanced performance, outstanding S Pen, battery and intelligent camera are designed for what today’s power users want and need. Strong performance and functions make Galaxy Note9 the ideal gaming smartphone, so we have partnered with PUBG MOBILE to offer realistic and immersive gaming experience. In this fast-paced mobile era, Galaxy Note9 is the best phone for users to get the most out of their busy lives, whether it’s work or play,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.

Powerful S Pen Sets Galaxy Note9 Apart

The S Pen not only maintains the signature feature of the Note series, but for the first time also supports Bluetooth Low-Energy, acting as a remote for Galaxy Note9, enabling it to become an intelligent tool that is much more than a pen. Users can take photography to new heights with just one click on the S Pen through remote camera feature. There is no need to rush to beat the self-timer or strain the arm to take a selfie – S Pen remote function reaches up to 10 meters in an open space to snap a wefie. Moreover, by double pressing the S Pen, users can switch between front and rear cameras to conveniently and steadily capture a selfie. 

By connecting Galaxy Note9 to Samsung DeX, S Pen acts as a presentation clicker. Users can switch the slides using the S Pen while pulling up the presentation on a large screen. Versatile remote control of S Pen enhances the experience when controlling Gallery, Media Player[1] and some third party apps. From photos in the Gallery to YouTube videos, users can use the S Pen to play, pause or switch to the next file. For greater control, user can set customized functions. 

The S Pen enriches Live Message with new options such as pen effect, color and more. Users can draw Live Message on AR Emoji as well to liven up the chats. Write in the matching color of the S Pen, or write whatever comes to mind anytime on Sreen off memo. With the PENUP app or photo drawing option, users can express their creativity to create unique masterpieces with fine tip S Pen. When users insert the S Pen into Galaxy Note9, it can be fully charged in 40 seconds for 30 minutes standby time or 200 clicks, freeing users from power concerns.

Extraordinary Performance For All-Day Assistance

Galaxy Note9 provides 128GB/6GB or 512GB/8GB of internal storage and RAM memory with dual slot support. Users can either insert two SIM cards or a SIM card and microSD[2] card for up to 1TB total storage, and no longer need to delete photos, 4K video and apps. Also, Galaxy Note9 comes with 10nm processor and supports the fastest network speeds available in the market (up to 1.2 gigabits per second) to stream videos, upload and download documents smoothly. 

Galaxy Note9’s 4,000mAh battery, 21% larger than the previous generation, is the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone. Its long-lasting power allows for all-day[3] usage to talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night. 

Galaxy Note9 also includes a super large Thermal Spreader and an industry-leading Water Carbon Cooling system developed by Samsung, enabling better cooling performance compared with the previous Note series, reducing sluggishness caused by overheating during gameplay. Samsung has also added a game-optimized UX to Galaxy Note9: Pop-up panel allows users to enter other apps while playing games, while Floating pop-up lets users respond to messages or answer calls without stopping the game. 

With easy-to-carry HDMI adapters[4], users can connect Galaxy Note9 with a monitor to activate Samsung DeX and deliver a PC-like experience. Once connected to a monitor, Galaxy Note9 can act as a touchpad and  drawing pad for the S Pen. Users can then take notes with the S Pen while watching a video, so that the two screens work independently while the mouse can be used seamlessly across the monitor and phone. It’s never been easier to be more productive. 

The Revolutionary Intelligent Camera That Takes Perfect Pictures

With advanced intelligence features and leading premium hardware, Galaxy Note9’s camera leads the market. Apart from F1.5 and F2.4 modes of auto and manual Dual Aperture lens and HDR ability, new features also allow users to snap the perfect picture at ease. 

The Scene Optimizer uses real-time intelligence to identify the scene of a photo, automatically classify it as one of 20 scenes, such as food, portraits, flowers, sunrises and sunsets, night scenes and backlit, and instantly optimize it based on the scene. The result is a stunning, lifelike image with bold colors and dynamic definition. With image-synthesizing algorithm, Galaxy Note9’s camera improves photos taken in low light quality by reducing low-light noise and suppressing bright area saturation. 

The new Flaw Detection notifies users of any flaws when taking photos, so they can instantly take another picture without losing the moment. An immediate notification will appear if the image is blurry, the subject blinked, there is a smudge on the lens, or there’s backlight impacting the image quality. 

Users can now create more realistic and expressive personalized AR Emoji by customizing facial details, more accessories and background. Samsung has added a series of Disney and Pixar characters to AR Emoji, including Mickey & Friends, The Incredibles, Frozen and Zootopia, so users can express themselves through their favorite characters. 

Galaxy Note9 comes with 12MP dual rear camera with 2x optical zoom. The telephoto lens and wide-angle lens work together to shoot the whole scene even when zooming in, or creating unique portraits with Live focus. And with dual OIS, photos will come out sharp, even if the camera is a little shaky. Galaxy Note9's 8MP front camera intelligently detects faces to make sure they are in focus. What’s more, the super-speed camera shoots videos to capture the moment with incredible detail, recording at an incredibly fast 960 frames per second.

Beyond Galaxy From Work To Play

The Infinity Display is the cornerstone of Samsung’s design heritage, and Galaxy Note9 has the largest edge-to-edge display ever on a Note. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display provides a truly immersive multimedia experience. Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display is complemented by stereo speakers, tuned by AKG with the ability to deliver Dolby Atmos® immersive audio for a lifelike experience. Mobile video has never looked or sounded better than it does on Galaxy Note9. 

The Galaxy Note9 continues to embody premium Galaxy technologies: fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance (both smartphone and S Pen)[5], and Samsung services such as Samsung Health. It also supports MST and NFC, so mobile payment can be conveniently made with Samsung Pay and Smart Octopus across many facets of Hong Kong users’ everyday lives, whether it’s public transport, parking, access control facilities at commercial premises and more. Galaxy Note9 features Samsung’s trusted, defense-grade Knox security platform and biometric security options including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and facial recognition capabilities to keep important information safe. 

Galaxy Note9 opens up a world of possibilities – it’s a portal to the full Samsung ecosystem of devices and services. For instance, use Galaxy Note9 to control connected devices, or get more done with Bixby[6], a personalized intelligent assistant.

Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note9 Offers

Customers who purchase Galaxy Note9 can enjoy below offers[7], including: 

Order / Purchase Period


Aug 23 – Sep 9, 2018

Samsung Pay Smart Octopus HKD500 Octopus Top-up Value[8]


Galaxy Note Fans Exclusive Offers

Galaxy Note series* customers who purchase Galaxy Note9 from August 23 to October 31, 2018 can enjoy below exclusive offers[9] after filling out relevant information[10] on Samsung website and verficiation, including: 

  • One extra Harman Kardon Onyx Mini (valued at HKD899)[11]

  • Extending the 1-year official warranty (valued at HKD499) 

*Galaxy Note series includes Galaxy Note, Note2, Note3, Note3 Neo, Note4, Note edge, Note5, Note7 and Note8. Applicable to Hong Kong and Macau only. This limited-number offer is only available while stock lasts. 

For terms and conditions of above offers, please visit

Trade Up Premium Offers

Users who purchase Galaxy Note9 from August 23 to October 31, 2018 and trade-in old mobile phone via Trade Up for Samsung app, can exchange battery at half-price, and transfer data from old mobile to new mobile for free[12].

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy Note9 will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail price:



Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Note9 (128GB/6GB RAM)

Midnight Black, Lavender Purple and Ocean Blue

Aug 31


Galaxy Note9 (512GB/8GB RAM)

Lavender and Ocean Blue

Aug 31


Samsung Galaxy Note9 Product Specifications:

Special Features

S Pen with Remote Control:

- S Pen connects with Galaxy Note9 via Bluetooth

- Use S Pen as a remote control to take a picture

- Supports remote control on various apps

Refined design:

- 6.4" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display ( 2960 x 1440, 516ppi)**

- Cinematic view 18.5:9 infinity display

- Immersive infinity display

Best Performance Camera:

1) Intelligent camera:

- Automatically recognizes 20 kinds of scenes and optimizes color settings

- Auto-detect common glitches (closed eyes, smudges on the lens, blurring, and excessive backlighting)

- Flaw detection alerts you to get the perfect shot

2) Super Slow-mo:

- 960fps super slow-mo allows you to enjoy moments you missed

- Auto movement detection for easy capture

- GIF file generation with different modes (swing, reverse, loop)

- Slow-mo video can be set as lock screen video wallpaper

3) Super Low Light

- Dual aperture (F2.4/ F1.5) for best picture in any environment

- F1.5 lens to ensure crisp and clear picture in dim light

- Noise reduction technology combining 12 images into one clear picture

4) Expressive AR

- AR Emoji creates personalized avatar and animated emoji

- Fun emoji can be shared in major SNS (WhatsApp, iMessenger, WeChat, LINE, SMS, etc.)

All Day Battery and wireless fast charging:

- 4,000 mAh battery* lasts nearly all day

- Wired fast charging▲▲

- Wireless fast charging▲▲

Bixby your personal assistant

- Bixby Translate: Real-time translation of captured text (via Google translate)

- Bixby Text: Capture text in image and conveniently edit text

- Bixby shopping: Capture image and find lookalike items (via Taobao)

- Other: Bixby Voice (English/Mandarin), Wine, Image, QR code, Place

Advanced Feature:

- Support Iris Scanner ###

- Support Samsung Pay##

- Expandable Memory: microSD™ (up to 512GB)

- Dust & Water Resistance: IP68 (1.5M water for 30 mins)^

- Support 4G & 3G in Hong Kong & China (6 mode)++

- Stereo speakers tuned by AKG and support DOLBY ATMOS™

- Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^^

- Reversible USB Type-C

Operating Platform***

Android 8.1


4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(850), B28(700), B66(AWS-3)

4G TDD-LTE: B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900



161.9 (L) x 76.4 (W) x 8.8 (D) mm


201 g


6.4” (162.0mm , full rectangle) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display (2960 x 1440, 516ppi)


Octa-core (2.8GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)

10nm processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845


Storage: 128GB/ 512GB

RAM: 6GB (128GB Ver.) / 8GB (512GB Ver.)

Support microSD™ (up to 512GB)


Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple




Rear Dual Camera

- Rear camera 1: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.5/F2.4)

- Rear camera 2: 12MP OIS (F2.4)

- Support Live focus feature

- Support Scene Optimizer function

Front Camera

- 8MP AF F1.7

- Selfie focus mode

Video Recording and Playback

- UHD(4K): 3840 x 2160 pixel (60fps)

- Recording mode: Super Slow motion, Hyperlapse

Music Player

- Stereo speakers tuned by AKG

- Ultra High Quality Audio: ~192KHz, 32 bit (FLAC, WAV)

- SoundAliveTM Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)

Audio / Video Play Format

- Video Play Format: MP4, M4V,3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


Internet Tool

- GoogleTM (Chrome, Gmail, Google, Maps, Play Movies & TV, Drive, YouTubeTM , Photos, Voice Search, Duo)

- Exchange Active SyncTM (Email, Contacts, Calendar)

- Samsung Galaxy Apps


Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Dust & Water

Resistance [IP68]^

For both device and S Pen:

- IP6X: Dust resistant

- IPX8: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes



Data Transfer^^

- LTE Cat 18:1.2Gbps / 150Mbps

- DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS


- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM

- Wi-Fi Direct


v5.0 LE up to 2Mbps(A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP)

Data Connectivity

USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity


- GPS (Support A-GPS), GLONASS, Beidou, GalileoΔ

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.4” in the full rectangle
* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile
▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery
***Please visit for latest Operating Platform
^  Please visit for the Dust and Water Resistance lP68 level
^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.
++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA and WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services.
Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.
+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.
Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc
# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.
### Iris Scanner might not work properly due to environment factors
##The use of Samsung Pay in each place is subject to the laws and regulations of the service territory and any other rules determined by the relevant merchant, payment processor, payment network, regulator, and government authority. You should check the service availability for your region before use of Samsung Pay. 

For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.


* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

[1] All 3rd party music player apps based on Android OS standard support the remote control feature
[2] Up to 512GB additional storage with external microSD card, sold separately.
[3] Actual battery performance varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages and many other factors.
[4] Samsung’s HDMI adapters include HDMI Adapter, Multi Port Adapter and DeX Cable.
[5] Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet.
[6] Bixby service availability and features may vary by country or carrier. Voice Command recognizes English (U.S.), Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Not all accents, dialects and expressions are recognized. Voice command works with a select, growing list of Samsung and third-party apps. See “Apps with Voice” in Bixby for a list of compatible apps.
[7] Applicable to Hong Kong customers only.
[8] Users are required to complete registration process from Aug 31 to Sep 23, 2018 at, and redeem the reward from Sep 27, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019. This limited-number offer is only available while stock lasts.
[9] Users are required to redeem the offers from Aug 31 to Nov 14.
[10] Users are required to complete registration process from Aug 31 to Nov 14, 2018 at, and redeem the reward from Aug 31 to Dec 31, 2018. This limited-number offer is only available while stock lasts.
[11] Applicable to 512GB edition users only. Users are required to redeem the offers at Causeway Bay or Mongkok service center in Hong Kong, service center in Macau or Samsung Experience Store.
[12] Offer available till Dec 31, 2019. This limited-number offer is only available while stock lasts. Applicable to Hong Kong users only. Users are required to redeem offer at Causeway Bay or Mongkok services center in Hong Kong.

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