Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note 9 and, as always, it’s making its way to a number of markets including the Philippines. Curious how much the new phone will cost and if there are freebies waiting for loyal fans? Read on to find out.
Since the introduction of the Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) locally, we’ve noticed that Samsung’s pricing for its mobile phones has become more premium. The early Galaxy S9 flagships were also more expensive at launch compared to their predecessors, and the Galaxy Note 9 will not be different.
The Galaxy Note 9 will start at PhP 55,990 and that’s for the 6GB memory and 128GB storage variant. If you want the highest-end variant with the 8GB+512GB memory and storage configuration, you’ll have to shell out PhP 75,990. Do note that the 8GB+512GB variant is a pre-order exclusive, so it’s a limited edition.
The pre-order period is from August 11 until August 19 through Samsung Experience Stores and partner retail and online stores including Abenson, MemoXpress, Argomall, Lazada, and Shopee. For those under postpaid contracts, you can also get the Galaxy Note 9 through Globe and Smart.
If you pre-order the 6GB+128GB variant, you have the option choose between a Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear IconX, or a Galaxy Tab A for the freebie. As for the premium 8GB+512GB model, it’s bundled with a free 2018 Samsung 32-inch Smart TV. Samsung is also throwing in a free Nanofixit screen protection and a one-year insurance against screen cracking.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: YouTubers React
Is the Note line back to its glory?
Michael Fisher, Danny Winget, Joshua Vergara, Jaime Rivera of Pocketnow, David Imel and Lanh Nguyen of Android Authority, Ricky Vilcrez of GSM Arena, and Faisal Alsaif tell us what they think about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Aside from a reimagined S Pen, there are other new things about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: a larger battery, top of the line internals, and some heft in the pocket — both literally and figuratively. But are these improvements compelling enough for Note users to upgrade? And for non-Note users out there, is now the time to switch?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 live unboxing
Fresh and brand new!
Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone is finally here and we’re taking it out of the box just for you! In this Galaxy Note 9 live unboxing, we check out what’s inside the box and answer some of the questions of live viewers.
The Galaxy Note 9 looks a lot like its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8, but it has some pretty nifty upgrades. The S Pen is now equipped with Bluetooth and functions as a remote so you can use it for presentations, taking remote selfies, cycling through your photos in your gallery, and more!
The camera is the same as the one on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ but with some software improvements. The Galaxy Note 9 has what Samsung is calling an intelligent camera which automatically detects scenes and adjusts settings so there’s little to no editing required on your end. Just post right away! There’s also flaw detection that tells you if you need to retake the photo. That’s pretty neat!
For more details, check out all our Note 9 stories in this link.
Fortnite arrives on Android as direct download on Samsung’s Game Launcher
Rumors about Fortnite and Galaxy Note 9 were partially false
While Epic Games made it clear that Fortnite isn’t coming to the Google Play Store — instead becoming a direct download from the developer’s official website — rumors brewed about the popular battle royale game becoming a timed exclusive to the newly released Galaxy Note 9.
As it turns out, it’s partially true. The following Galaxy phones will get first dibs on Android’s own Fortnite:
- Note 9
- Note 8
- Tab S4
- Tab S3
- S9 and S9+
- S8 and S8+
- S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung says these phones and tablets can download the game beginning today through the Game Launcher app. The company claims this exclusivity will last for the next few days only.
Although the game will come to more Android devices in waves, Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 users will get special access to — you guessed it — a Galaxy skin for their in-game character.
Here’s the official trailer to get you pumped up:
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