Is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 the most anticipated smartphone of 2018? That’s a controversial idea, but there’s no denying that expectations are high for the new phablet. With the Note 9, the screen grows slightly, to 6.4-inches of Super AMOLED running at Quad HD+ resolution.
Inside, there’s a Snapdragon 845 processor and either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Samsung will have both 128 GB and 512 GB storage variants, each with a microSD slot that supports up to 512 GB cards. There’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the Dual Pixel camera with twin apertures and 2x optical zoom from the Galaxy S9+ has been carried over. Now, there’s a new AI-powered auto mode that automatically identifies the scene and adjusts the settings accordingly.
The big news, though, is the S Pen. Samsung’s new stylus has Bluetooth LE, which allows it to act as a remote control for the phone. That means you can trigger the camera, control your music playlist, skip through presentations, and more, all using the button on the side of the stylus.