Samsung Electronics East Africa today announced the introduction of latest addition to the premium Note series, a smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance, a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time, and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.

"The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need.” Said Samsung’s Head of Mobile Division Charles Kimari, during the launch.

The Galaxy Note9 will be available at all Samsung Experience Stores, Safaricom shops and authorised dealers across the country at a recommended retail price of Ksh104, 999.

Through a partnership between Barclays Bank and Samsung dealers, Platinum and Gold Barclaycard holders can purchase the device through an easy instalment payment plan at 0% interest.

Some of the unique features Galaxy Note9 comes with includes; All day battery: Galaxy Note9’s 4,000mAh battery, the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone for long-lasting power to use all-day to talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night.

Ability to store more, delete less: Galaxy Note9 is available with two internal storage options – choose from 128GB or 512GB. And with the ability to insert a microSD card, Galaxy Note9 is 1TB ready to have peace of mind knowing there is enough room for favorite photos, videos and apps.

Scene Optimizer: Galaxy Note9’s camera is Samsung’s smartest yet. It uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and instantly optimize it based on the category. The result is a stunning, lifelike image with bold colors and dynamic definition.

Galaxy Note9 is also fast and powerful equipped with cutting-edge 10nm processor and support for the fastest network speeds available in the market (up to 1.2 gigabits per second) to stream and download without slowing down.

The Evolution of the S Pen

The S Pen is the signature feature of the Note series – it’s how users have made their mark, and how Samsung has expanded the notion of what a smartphone can do. What began as a tool for writing and drawing is now putting more power and control in their hands.

Now with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, the new S Pen delivers an entirely new way to use the Note. With just a click, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more. Developers can even integrate the S Pen’s new, advanced BLE functionalities into their apps later this year.