Samsung Galaxy Note9 SM-N960U 128GB Smartphone (Black)

Samsung Galaxy Note9 SM-N960U 128GB Smartphone (Black)

Samsung Galaxy Note9 SM-N960U 128GB Smartphone (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM + CDMA/4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • North American Variant
  • Dual-Rear 12MP + Front 8MP Cameras
  • Automatic Dual-Aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4
  • Qualcomm 845 Octa-Core
  • 128GB Storage Capacity + 6GB of RAM
  • 6.4" 2960 x 1440 Super AMOLED Display
  • S Pen Stylus with Bluetooth Remote
  • 4000mAh Battery for up to All-Day Use
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
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Color: Black

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Capacity: 128GB

128GB 512GB

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Samsung SM-N960U overview

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Get to work or get creative with the Galaxy Note9 SM-N960U 128GB Smartphone from Samsung. Featuring a large, 6.4" curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a smarter S Pen stylus/Bluetooth remote, and Samsung's updated Bixby digital assistant, the Note9 can fit into both your work and personal life. Use the S Pen to jot notes or remotely control your phone and media. The large screen with edge-to-edge curved glass gives brilliant color and contrast to movies, and enough real estate for proofing a presentation. With an updated Bixby, you can enjoy a more conversational and personal digital assistant experience.

The Galaxy Note9's photo capabilities include dual-rear 12MP cameras with super speed dual-pixel and dual-aperture technology, along with some intelligent AI functionality. You also get a front-facing 8MP camera for all of your selfie needs. With dual-pixel tech, Samsung uses all of the pixels in the sensor to deliver faster autofocusing that's more precise and with better low light performance. Dual-aperture lets each camera automatically switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 based on available light for improved images, day or night. The cameras can also detect flaws in images, such as closed eyes or a blurry photo, and then notify you so you can quickly take another shot.

Running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by a 2.8/1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor (4 x 2.8 GHz Kyro 385 Gold, 4 x 1.7 GHz Kyro 385 Silver) and 6GB of RAM. You can store your apps, S Pen doodles, and dual-camera masterpieces on 128GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via an (optional) microSD card up to 512GB in size. This can give you a total storage capacity of up to 640GB. The Note9 also features a 4000mAh battery that provides you with enough power for up to all-day use.

This phone is unlocked and compatible with CDMA+GSM/4G LTE networks. Connect to the internet and other devices with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. The Galaxy Note9 also supports NFC technology for making phone-to-phone data transfers or mobile payments.

Android 8.0 Oreo
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your home screen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to millions of apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 8.0 Oreo adds major productivity and security capabilities to the operating system. They've introduced Google Play Protect, which scans apps on your phone to detect harmful behavior. With the touch of the Home button, continue to work in apps while watching active videos in Picture-in-Picture mode. Other features include, faster boot speed, automatically turning on Wi-Fi when near saved networks, limiting background activity for little used apps, notification snoozing, smart text selection, and more.
GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports, and that they will allow you to used carrier unlocked phones. You can check which bands this phone works within the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The SM-N960 is a US variant of the Note9. The SM-N960's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
All-Day Battery Life
Samsung wants you to do more and charge less, which is why they packed the Note9 with a 4000mAh battery. It's got enough capacity to provide you with up to an entire day's worth of power.
S Pen Stylus with Bluetooth Remote
The revamped S Pen can let you write memos and draw pictures as always, but now with the Note9, it can act as a Bluetooth LE remote control for a plethora of offline functions. Use it as a camera remote to snap photos at a distance, start/stop videos, scroll documents and websites like a mouse, or manage your music playback. The S Pen can remotely control features of the Note9's core functionality, as well as functions within third-party apps, such as Microsoft PowerPoint or YouTube.

Recharging the S Pen is as easy as putting it back inside the Note9. It takes approximately 40 seconds to recharge, which provides up to 30 minutes of wireless use. Samsung has also constructed the S Pen to be a precise stylus with responsiveness and control thanks to its fine 0.7mm tip and 4096 levels of pressure. You can utilize the S Pen as a stylus to quickly jot notes, even if the screen is off. Just pop out the S Pen to immediately turn on the Screen off memo notepad. From to-do lists to notes, write and pin them to the always-on display for easy access or find it later in the Samsung Notes app
Live Message with S Pen & AR Emoji
Liven up your chats with AR Emoji and the S Pen. Doodle and draw on your emojis or get your point across like only you can with a handwritten note.
Smarter Cameras
Tweak your photos less and snap more with the Note9's smarter cameras. The Note9's cameras have been given some AI to intelligently recognize the scene you're shooting, and automatically optimizing the settings for the best result possible.

The AI also features flaw detection, helping to make sure your shots are sharable by detecting when there are flaws, such as closed eyes, blurry images, lens smudges, and more. Once detected, the Note9 will prompt you to fix the issue and take another shot.
HDR Pictures
The HDR capabilities of the Note9 help to create sharp and colorful photos day and night. They are meant to reduce noise, keep details clear, and make colors vivid without washing out light sources.
Super Slow-Mo
Get every incredible instant of that epic flying fetch in super slow-mo. Note9's super-speed camera records at 960 frames per second so you can play back the moment in vivid, detailed glory.
Live Focus
Live Focus is designed to intelligently recognize the subject of your photo and put the spotlight on friends and family by blurring out the background. And when low light is detected, the Note9 camera takes multiple shots when you hit the shutter and blends them together for pin-sharp productions.
Scene Optimizer
With Scene Optimizer, The Note9's rear camera intelligently recognizes scenes and optimizes colors for brilliant shots. Scene Optimizer detects the subject of your photo and offers 20 different modes to enhance it, including Food, Portraits, Flowers, Indoor scenes, Animals, Landscapes, Greenery, Trees, Sky, Mountains, Beaches, Sunrises and sunsets, Watersides, Street scenes, Night scenes, Waterfalls, Snow, Birds, Backlit, and Text.
Bixby Digital Assistant
With an updated Bixby you can enjoy a more conversational and personal digital assistant experience. Bixby learns your tastes, understands more about what you are asking, and remembers your past requests. Ask for a cab to the airport and Bixby will automatically use your Uber account.

Ask for restaurants nearby and it will pop options with your favorite cuisine to the top of the list. Change the date and Bixby will remember you're asking for a restaurant reservation and will adjust the current request without additional information. Bixby will even populate the party size and time based on previous requests. These are just a couple of examples of Bixby's updated ability to be more personal, conversational, and useful.
Samsung DeX
Your Note9 is essential a powerful computer in your pocket. With Samsung DeX, you can use your Note9 for a PC-like experience with the simple addition of an HDMI display and Samsung USB Type-C to HDMI adapter cable (not included). Once connected, DeX will mirror your phone onto the display and your Note9 will act as a touchpad for navigation. Your Note9 still works like normal though. Simply swipe up to gain access to the Note9's screen to send texts, browse the web, use your S Pen and more.
Mobile Gaming Performance
The Note9 has been designed to have the power and technology to power through A+ gaming titles, such as Fortnite by Epic Games. In addition to the Qualcomm 845 chipset with an Octa-Core processor and RAM_QTYGB of RAM, the Note9 features a water-carbon cooling system. This cooling system helps to prevent overheating so your games will run smoothly no matter how long you play. Additional gaming features include:

Specialized Notifications: Pop-up notifications without pausing the game, or turn off alerts completely.
Theater-Quality Audio
Built-in stereo speakers tuned by AKG are designed to provide three-dimensional sound via Dolby Atmos technology. You also get four customizable preset modes to optimize your audio experience based on the content and situation, such as having one preset for movies and another for gaming.
Water, Dirt & Dust Resistance
The Note9 is IP68 rated for water, dirt, dust, and sand resistance. It can even be submerged in water for up to 5'
AR Emoji
Find a whole new side of you with AR Emoji. Create your avatar and personalize it with outfits and accessories. Then take a video in your new look-your emoji tracks every expression and movement along with you. Add in a background or choose from a variety of fun stickers to strut your stuff for your friends.
Disney AR Emoji
Add some magic to your selfies and videos with everyone's favorite animated characters. Bring your messages to life with Mickey, The Incredibles, and an ever-increasing variety of other Disney and Pixar faces that follow your unique expressions.
Samsung Knox Protection
Samsung Knox is fused into both hardware and software at the manufacturing stage, with multiple layers of defense and security components that are designed to protect your Galaxy Note9 against intrusion, malware, and malicious threats.
Intelligent Scan and Biometric Authentication
With Intelligent Scan, you can unlock your phone by using a combination of facial recognition and iris scanning. You can also unlock your phone with just an iris scan or facial recognition, in addition to the rear fingerprint scanner, using patterns, password, or a PIN.
UPC: 887276270722

Samsung SM-N960U specs

Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Memory 6 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Kyro 385 Gold Quad-Core
1.7 GHz Qualcomm Kyro 385 Silver Quad-Core
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 128 GB
Size 6.4"
Native Resolution 2960 x 1440
Display Colors 16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
Pixel Density 514 ppi
Display Technology OLED
Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 5
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.1 - Type C (Input/Output)
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
CDMA 2G CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE, LTE Advanced: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE 
Front Camera
Resolution 8.0 MP / Video: 2560 x 1440p 30fps
Aperture f/1.7
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 25mm
Sensor Size 1/3.6"
Pixel Size 1.22 µm
Front Camera Flash
Front Camera Flash No
Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 3840 x 2160p 60 fps
Aperture f/1.5
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 26
Sensor Size 1/2.6"
Pixel Size 1.4 µm
Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
Image Stabilization Optical
Optical Zoom 2x
Secondary Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 3840 x 2160p 60 fps
Aperture f/2.4
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 52
Pixel Size 1 µm
Sensor Size 1/3.6"
Image Stabilization Optical
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Rear Camera Flash Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Optical Heart Rate, Iris Scanner, Proximity, Pulse Oximeter (Sp02)
Water Resistance Resistant
IP Rating IP68
Keyboard Virtual
Pointing Device Stylus
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (4000.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Wireless Charging Technology Qi, PMA
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 6.4 x 0.3" / 76.2 x 162.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 7.09 oz / 201.00 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.8 x 2.4"

Samsung SM-N960U reviews

Galaxy Note9 SM-N960U 128GB Smartphone (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 73.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING PHONE First of all, I want to congrats to all Samsung team for the hard effort to bring out this beautiful and fantastic phone. After the incident with Note 7 - which I was one of the thousands of people had to give up, and get the S7 Edge, well it was worth to wait. High-speed performance, the quality of the pictures are so incredible HD, the features are handy, the free headphones are incredible, and the battery lasts longer if you know how to turn off or put to sleep your apps by using the device maintenance, the design is sexy. If you bought this phone and didn't like, then something is wrong with you. THUMBS UP TO SAMSUNG!!!!
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Phone has every feature you need I bought this phone 2 months ago and wanted to wait a bit to review it. I have compared it with its competitors and I keep coming back to the Note 9. This phone has mega battery life, a huge beautiful screen, a headphone jack, a pen, expandable storage. It has it all, and it runs smooth to boot. This is the best phone on the market and I can't imagine not recommending it. Every time I need to do something, from writing an email, signing a pdf (big in my profession), downloading files to the SD card, taking great pictures, even just watching movies, this phone doesn't let me down. I paid full price and feel I've got my money's worth.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic screen! Fantastic audio! Fantastic speed This is, by far, the best device I have ever owned - and I do have quite a few of them. Crystal clear screen, crystal clear calls, the new S Pen 'on steroids' really is an amazing device on its own and one thing I've been needing from Samsung for a few years finally happened with the Note 9: the battery. The battery on this this really is fantastic. A lot better than the battery of the Galaxy S9 Plus before it. If it keeps its actual properties for at least 1 year... I'm happy. Overall the Galaxy Note 9 really is a fantastic experience - couple this with the new Galaxy Watch and it's amazing!
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true Workhorse This is a great phone. It has all the computing power you will need, and a battery to last. I upgraded from an S7 Edge, which I loved. But I now realize I did not know what love was until I got the Note 9. The S Pen is awesome, and becomes more awesome everyday as I learn to unleash its final form. The cameras are good, probably one area they could improve. But it is like improving from a 9 to a 10. You will be very pleased with the camera still. I know the fingerprint sensor location is often maligned, but I really like it where it is.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Workhorse of a device. Solid all-rounder w/extras. I'll be brief. Great device all around. Solid battery life. Wonderful screen. Incredible audio features (though Dolby Atmos and the high quality codec are not on by default) especially when using Bluetooth. Dangerous with out a case. Feel like it's going down. I've no real complaints, however. I use the device heavily. VPN enabled. Games, productivity (mmmm, this is the first Note I'm actually using the S-Pen. Doesn't feel forced).
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long time IPhone user but the Note changed it all I always used iPhone Ava will never say a bad thing about Apple and their products. Never used Samsung phone and finally decided to use note 8.. After using it for a while the note 9 came to the picture.. Great phone by all means...I know some customers had their complains but my honest opinion is wow what a great phone especially the unlocked version in silver color... Very sleek not one problem and today is my day two with the phone...I still don't like to responsiveness of S Pen very cheap for an expensive phone... totally recommend
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far teh best note yet! I've had every note ever! this was a small but much needed and appreciated upgrade. Everything is amazing. Batteyr life is great! evrything works so well and the S pen with bluetooth LE woooo thats just the tip of the iceberg! I love Samsung for this and will continue to be their most loyal fan ) Keep the good job!
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Phone Just received my Note 9 today and it blow my old Note 5 away. Amazing speed, screen, camera, software upgrades, intuitive, easy to use, 8gb ram, 512 gb, this is the complete package. Extremely satisfied with my purchase!
Date published: 2018-08-29
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