Samsung said for the new phablet, the S-pen is no longer just a writing tool, but is a means to engage shortcuts to activate applications, or turning pages of presentation slides.
The stylus pen of Samsung's phablets has been evolving since the company showcased the original Galaxy Note in 2011.
It also sports two storage variants, 128GB internal storage for the base variant, priced at INR 67,900, and 512GB built-in storage for the higher-end version, with support for 512GB micro SD card, priced at INR 84,900. The question now is, when will Samsung bring the Note 9 to India? The Apple Watch gets at most a day and a half between charges if you don't take it exercising, and Google's Wear OS watches tend to average about a day, too, which isn't ideal if users want to use the sleep tracking feature... which many Fitbit and Garmin owners do.More news: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas’ fam-jam at the US Open
The camera department is similar to the S9+ as well with the same 12MP dual camera setup with variable aperture, with the addition of some intelligence built in like detection of closed eyes while taking a picture.
"The Note has always been our showcase product for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note 9 is no exception", said Koh Dong-jin, CEO of the company's mobile division, at Barclays Center in NY. More powerful S Pen.
Here we are running the Galaxy Note 9 specifications up against the Huawei P20 Pro to see how the devices differ.
Samsung said the Note 9 will be the first Android phone to support Fortnite, a hugely popular video-and-smartphone survival game that was only playable on computers, consoles and Apple products until now.More news: Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump In Speech - 'He's Capitalizing On Resentment'
The Notes, of course, were the devices that way back in 2011 ushered in the era of now common large-screen phones.
Samsung made several big announcements today. Both its rear cameras offer optical image stabilisation.
Samsung is all set to launch its next highly anticipated model Galaxy Note 9 in the Galaxy Unpacked Event held tonight at 11 EST (20.30 IST). Expandable storage can be added up via microSD up to 1TB in size and, you'll find you might be using that storage for gaming.
Samsung also previewed a new voice-assisted speaker, the Galaxy Home, using its homegrown digital assistant, Bixby.
Under the hood, both phones run on the same SoC, which is Samsung's current-gen flagship chipset, the Exynos 9810 on global variants, while the USA variant sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.More news: Meghan Markle dazzles in indigo dress at 100 Days of Peace concert