With the Samsung Galaxy Note9 being out now, everyone is looking for the price and availability in their country. The price for the standard 6GB/128GB version is INR 67,900 ($985) while the 8GB/512GB is INR 84,900 ($1,232).
Customers who purchase the device with HDFC Bank cards will get a cashback of Rs 6,000.
You can preorder a Galaxy Note 9 direct from Samsung where you will be asked to select your carrier (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or US Cellular, or an unlocked model) and color (Ocean Blue or Lavender Purple). It will ship with the Snapdragon 845 processor elsewhere in the world. The Note 9 is launching with Android 8.0 Oreo just a few weeks after Android 9 Pie is released.
"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.
In addition, it also claims to be able to tell you if the lighting is bad - such as when shooting against backlighting - and even if you have a smudge on the lens that may be compromising image quality.
The move by operators to skip the premium Note 9 model comes after Samsung suffered lower-than-expected sales of its current flagship model, the S9. The front camera is also similar at 8-megapixel and F/1.7 aperture.
A 21 percent boost in battery capacity from last year's Note 8 should translate to more than a day of normal use without a recharge. On this side of the pond, I've been emailed by Carphone Warehouse in the United Kingdom saying you can get a Galaxy Note9 for £46 per month on with 30GB per month and zero upfront cost. It's most blessed Note ever in terms of specs, battery size, and screen size, and has an S-Pen stylus with useful remote control tricks. The phone also comes paired with fast-charging technology compatible with both wired and wireless charging.
Samsung's going big on intelligent systems and AI too, much like every other big-name phone company, and has added intelligent systems to the main camera. Users can now use the bundled stylus to pause and resume music playback, for example, or as a makeshift camera shutter button. In a jab at Apple, Samsung executives also frequently emphasize that their phones have standard headphone jacks, which newer iPhones no longer do.