All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so the proverb goes. And perhaps it’s apt to describe a powerhouse like the Samsung Galaxy Note9. While it’s positioned as a workhorse, the Galaxy Note9 is anything but one dimensional. You see, it also has all the makings of an ultimate gaming device.
First, how can you miss the amazing near-bezel-less display? The expansive 6.4-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Infinity Display is super vibrant, super sharp and super bright. In fact, it’s the best smartphone display, period. That means, you’re going to enjoy every detail, whether you’re sideways on the streets in an EVO X in Asphalt 9, or inching close to your chicken dinner in PUBG Mobile.
And when you’re in need of some fresh air, the Galaxy Note9’s display delivers 1050 nits of peak brightness, so you’ll have no trouble gaming outdoors. Let’s not forget the display supports HDR10, so you’ll be enjoying the best contrast and dynamic range.
Like a race car, the Galaxy Note9’s magic lies under the hood. The 10nm octa-core Exynos 9810 chip is a scorcher, coupled with a Mali-G72 MP18 graphics processor. Equipped with up to a whopping 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage, the Galaxy Note9 doesn’t settle for less.
There’s nothing more detrimental to performance than heat. But don’t worry. While the CPU and GPU push out those frames and fantastic visuals, the Galaxy Note9’s water-carbon cooling system, now with a larger thermal spread, keeps the device cool always. And, a cool device means silky smooth gameplay with no lag and dropped frames.
Another crucial aspect of gaming is audio. Here’s where the Galaxy Note9 also doesn’t disappoint. The high dynamic range stereo speakers are tuned by audio specialists AKG. The built-in DAC on the phone provides an impressive, full sound stage and Dolby Atmos makes it an even more immersive audio experience.
When you need some uninterrupted game time, just plug in your favourite headphones into the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Now, what’s the point of having the most powerful hardware if you don’t have battery capacity to keep up. The Galaxy Note9 boasts a massive 4,000mAh battery, the biggest battery ever in any Samsung flagship device. It will give you hours of non-stop gaming.
However, if you do find yourself low on juice, the phone supports Adaptive Fast Charging via its USB Type-C port. Adaptive Fast Charging can get the Galaxy Note9 from zero to hero in just 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Another plus point for the Galaxy Note9 is Game Launcher. Now enhanced, Game Launcher allows you to tweak performance settings such as frame rates, resolution and battery usage for specific games. You can also record gameplay using Game Tools.
To ensure you’re fully immersed, you can use Game Launcher to turn off notifications and incoming calls, as well as turn off Bixby. Handy indeed.
The Galaxy Note9 is available in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. The 128GB model retails for MYR3,699 while the 512GB model goes for MYR4,599.
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