But where the Note 9 stands out is its all-day battery life, a smarter camera and two fun new colors.Oh, and Galaxy owners will be the first Android users to get access to the immensely popular game Fortnite.
Samsung announced the highly-anticipated speaker alongside its Galaxy Note 9 phone on August 9. Keeping with tradition, the Note 9 will also have a 512GB microSD card slot, so users can get over 1 TB of storage.
Of course, there are a few exceptions here.
All-in-all on paper and from Raymond Wong's hands-on with the Note 9, it seems to be a solid device.
For the person who doesn't use a computer for more than checking email, shopping online, watching movies and TV as well as social media, this phone could essentially handle all those tasks as well as dedicated hardware.
A 128GB model is also available that comes with 6GB of RAM while the larger capacity model has 8GB of RAM.
For those folks as well as the PC gamers, the Note 9 could become a companion device in this situation. Now, if you get with the Galaxy Forever program, it allows upgrades any time to the latest Galaxy after just 12 Sprint Flex payments. Specifically, it'll work on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, S8 and S8+, S9 and S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, and Tab S4.
Design-wise, not much has changed, but there is one huge improvement on the back of the Note 9: the fingerprint sensor's positioning.
No one reported any problems with the Note 8, and analysts don't foresee problems with the Note 9.
You can turn off the microphone temporarily, too.
The launch comes about three weeks earlier than its predecessor's release date, a move prompted by increased competition in the second half of the year as rivals release new smartphone models. That's right, I'm talking about the camera module. Speaking of which, the Note 9's Super AMOLED Infinity Display is as excellent as ever.
With this new Bluetooth connectivity, the S Pen also acts as a remote control where you can use it to control your presentation slides, gallery and YouTube playback without having to touch the phone. Since the very first Note, the S Pen has been an unpowered inductive stylus based on Wacom technology.
Samsung is counting on its latest device to lead the charge during the crucial holiday season and revitalize a mobile division where profits nearly halved last quarter.