With a killer display, gorgeous design, a truckload of features, and a mammoth battery, the Galaxy Note 9 is a power user’s dream phone. The latest flagship from Samsung is a great allrounder that tries to be the jack of all trades and excels at most of them. Though the Note 9 is not marketed as a ‘gaming phone,’ it packs enough power and optimizations to perform better than most gaming smartphones. Samsung is trying to drive home this very point in a new blog post on its website, which lists all the reasons that make the Galaxy Note 9 a perfect gaming phone.
Starting with the CPU and GPU, the Galaxy Note 9 sports an advanced 10-nanometer Exynos 9810 (Snapdragon 845 in some markets) chipset that can handle even the most graphics-heavy games with ease. Samsung says the chipset (doesn’t specify which of the two chipsets) in the Galaxy Note 9 offers 33% better CPU performance and 23% better GPU performance compared to the Galaxy Note 8.
Apart from more raw power, the new Note 9 also packs an “AI-based performance-adjusting algorithm” to track a device’s heat and maintain performance, offering up to 40% more stable frame rates. Moving beyond the software solutions, the Galaxy Note 9 also comes with a Water Carbon Cooling system – a system first introduced in the Galaxy S7 – to tackle heat. The company has improved the system even further with a 3X larger (compared to Note 8) thermal spreader (heat pipe). All of these enhancements help the device stay cool and enable stable frame rates and smoother visuals for extended periods of gaming.
Galaxy Note 9’s battery enables gaming for long periods of time
A high-performing gaming phone doesn’t mean much if the battery doesn’t last long. Fortunately, the 4,000 mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 9, the largest ever in a mainstream Samsung flagship, offers enough juice to play graphic-intensive games for long periods of time. When you combine all of these improvements with the best smartphone display on the planet and AKG-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, it is easy to see why the Galaxy Note 9 makes for a great gaming smartphone.
Along with the hardware improvements, Samsung has also enhanced the Game Launcher app on the Galaxy Note 9 to offer a great mobile gaming experience. Apart from taking care of distractions while gaming, Game Launcher on the Galaxy Note 9 allows users to tweak performance settings such as frame rates, resolution, and battery usage for individual games. Recording gameplay is also possible thanks to Game Tools (and we have a nice little guide for you to get started with that).