Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 9

Episode 1514 (02:05)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 on Thursday morning, and it'll be out already on August 24. Leo says the Note phone has a lot of devoted fans, but there's also a lot of people who think it's too big and too expensive. It starts a $999, and goes even higher if you want to get more internal storage. It's a beautiful phone, and slightly larger than the old Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has put a very big 4,000 mAh battery in the Note 9. They're putting in water cooling, though, so it won't get too hot and won't explode. This is the largest battery ever in a Note smartphone. Reviewers are all reporting exceptional battery life. The $999 price tag gives you 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with the option to use an SD card. If you want more, you can spend $1300 for 512GB of internal storage. That, combined with a 512GB SD card would make it possible to have 1TB of storage on a phone.

The phone comes in blue with a yellow S Pen, or you can get a lavender phone with lavendar S Pen. The S Pen operates with Bluetooth LE and can work as a remote control for slide shows or a selfie cam button. In order to do that, the pen is now active and has a battery with a supercharger in it. It only holds a charge for half an hour, but it will charge up in 40 seconds.

It has a dual aperture 12MP camera for great low light photography, with an 8MP camera on the front.

Samsung continues to prove Apple and Google wrong by including a headphone jack, and that might be a big reason for buying a Samsung phone.