All the major similarities and differences between Samsung’s high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was announced earlier this month, and on the surface, it bears a lot of similarities to Samsung’s previous smartphone, the Galaxy S9.
Both devices have features like a high-end camera, facial recognition, wireless fast charging, and come in similar colors.
But there are a few key differences between the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9, which are worth bearing in mind if you’re trying to decide between the two devices (or, three devices, if you count the larger Galaxy S9+).
Here are all the similarities and differences between Samsung’s latest high-end smartphones.
The Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 all have futuristic features like AR Emoji, Samsung’s smart assistant Bixby, and face unlock.
The phones also have water resistance, wireless fast charging, NFC payments, and an always-on display.
The Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9 come with Android Oreo.
However, there’s a slight difference in the operating systems: the Galaxy S9 comes with Android 8.0, while the Galaxy Note 9 comes with Android 8.1.
Oddly enough, the Galaxy Note 9 came out only a few days after Android 9 Pie was released, so it’s unclear why the device doesn’t have the latest version of the Android operating system.
All three phones have identical selfie cameras.
The Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9 all have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
All three devices are also capable of portrait mode selfies and wide selfies.