Buy Samsung Galaxy Note9 (Unlocked & SIM Free / UK)
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
A lot can change in a day.
Samsung continually pushes the boundaries of smartphone technology every year. Generally, they release two flagship smartphones every 12 months; a Galaxy S phone in the Spring, with a Galaxy Note model in Autumn.
For 2018, we have the incredible Samsung Galaxy Note9. Samsung's Note range phones are always targeted at those who want the pinnacle of mobile technology and it is where Samsung push themselves the hardest to test new technologies.
This time around we benefit from further evolution of the S Pen stylus, DeX (Desktop Experience) technology built-in without the need for an external dock and enhancements across the board for performance, battery life and camera quality.
Samsung Note 9 SIM Free & Unlocked Prices
When you order a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM, 3G & 4G/LTE networks.
Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).
Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.
If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.
This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin. The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.
If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.
Dual SIM options
Samsung manufactures the Galaxy Note 9 in both Single & Hybrid Dual SIM versions. In the UK, Hybrid Dual SIM is only officially available through Samsung directly. All of Clove's UK specification stock will, therefore, be Single SIM.
We aim to obtain Hybrid Dual SIM options post-launch from suppliers on the European mainland (see above). If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" in the description then it has the hybrid slot.
Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note9 Unlocked
- Edge-to-edge Infinity Display with curved 3D glass
- Intelligent S-Pen stylus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity
- Invisible pressure-sensitive home button
- Bixby Assistant for context-sensitive search, suggestions and navigation
- Samsung DeX technology built-in & accessible via USB-C port
- High-resolution rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
- High-speed face recognition screen unlocking
- Iris scanner screen unlocking technology
Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Note9 SIM Free & Unlocked Quick Specifications
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience UI
- 6.4 inch QHD+ (1440 x 2960) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED
- Samsung Exynos 9810 Octa processor with 6 or 8 GB RAM
- 128 or 512GB storage & microSD support (up to 512GB)
- Dual 12MP rear camera with OIS, dual pixel phase-detection autofocus
- 8MP selfie camera with autofocus
- Super Slo-mo video recording
- 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi or PMA)
- Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual-Band Wi-Fi / NFC
- Gorilla Glass 5 front & back
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
- USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack / Dedicated Bixby button
Colour and memory variants
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 will be officially launched in the UK in 3 colour options: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple.
Both Black & Blue will be available as 128/6 GB and 512/8 GB configurations, with the Lavender exclusively available as 128/6GB.
Other colour & storage / RAM options may be available in other regions. If these are available to Clove at a later date then we will list them.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SIM Free Smartphone
- Samsung Adaptive Mains Charger
- USB-Type C cable
- Micro USB to USB Type C adapter
- SIM tray removal tool
- AKG tuned headphones
- Quick start guide
Samsung Note9 SIM Free Overview
Every time Samsung release a Galaxy Note device, new ground is trodden. In some ways, we know what to expect in terms of incremental performance boosts, although there's always something different about a Note device. The Note9 is no different.
The Infinity Display was the first successful mainstream move towards the now commonplace trend of having extended 'bezel-less' displays. At 6.4 inches, this is Samsung's largest example of the technology to date.
Always-on Super AMOLED technology delivers incredible colour contrast with excellent power efficiency.
All the required front-facing sensors such as the selfie camera, iris scanner, proximity sensor and others are all neatly tucked away in the smallest possible space at the top of the phone. A pressure-sensitive section at the base of the phone mimics the feel of a traditional home button.
Unlike many of their contemporaries, Samsung retain the 3.5mm audio jack. Elsewhere on the phone are the usual control keys as well as a dedicated button for launching and interacting with Bixby, Samsung's AI assistant. A fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear of the handset underneath the cameras.
It is the S Pen that sets the Galaxy Note range apart from every other smartphone on the market.
More than just a simple stylus, the S Pen can completely rework the way you interact with your phone. With it, you can make short work of otherwise laborious tasks and turn the Note 9 into a true productivity booster for the corporate or creative professional.
The tip on the S Pen measures just 0.7mm thin, with the whole unit capable of recognising 4096 distinct levels of pressure. Perfect for doodling or writing notes.
But it's more than just a writing, drawing or highlighting tool! You can also use the S Pen to interact with the Note 9 remotely.
For instance, the button on the side of the S Pen can be used to remotely activate the shutter when taking a picture! It will also integrate with presentation software, letting you transfer between slides. Perhaps you want to pause and restart video? Done. Some apps will even let you make your own custom controls for the S Pen.
Beyond these features, S Pen can be used to doodle over pictures and messages, as well as opening the Notes app without having to unlock the phone.
The Dual Aperture technology first seen on the Galaxy S9 returns to the Note9. This intelligent technology adapts automatically to your surroundings, choosing between two f-stop modes.
The overall effect is to brighten up shots taken in dark environments or make the most of brighter environments to enhance detail.
HDR capabilities now work in low light, better-preserving details and avoiding unwanted noise in shots that have high contrast or competing light sources.
Make the most of having two lenses; one is a telephoto lens, the other a super-wide angle. Together you'll find that the camera may have actually taken more image than your current filter, mode or zoom level shows on screen. When you go to edit pictures after taking them, you might find there's a whole lot of extra image around the edges you can play with!
Dual lenses also allow you to play with editing effects such as Bokeh, background blur and defocusing. You can also choose from up to 20 preset modes and filters when taking your pictures.
Not the best photographer? Do you often have to retake due to a shaky hand or bad timing? Samsung have you covered. Intelligent software will recognise blinking, motion blur, smudges on the lens or bright backlights, suggesting a retake or change of mode.
Battery life is the bain of all modern smartphone owners. We're dependent on lithium batteries technology, so there's only so much we can do until new technology arises. Until then, manufacturers like Samsung will continue to eke out not only the density and performance of their cells but also optimise the hardware and software for ultimate efficiency.
The 4,000 mAh cell on the Note9 is a great start but it's more than just numbers that produce excellent battery life.
The new Exynos processor is fine-tuned and optimised for the best possible performance in conjunction with Note9's software. Both CPU & GPU are faster than ever before and will only use the requisite amount of power for the task at hand. If you're just reading the news, the phone doesn't need to work as hard as if you're playing a game. So it won't.
Speaking of gaming, if it's your thing then sit back and play safe in the knowledge that Samsung has introduced a unique water-carbon cooling system. With games such as Fortnite becoming a multiplayer sensation with cross-play enabled on console & mobile, should you want to jump in for a session on the go, Galaxy Note 9 will make sure you still have an edge.
512GB of storage should be enough for most of us. If you can see yourself filling that up though, why not add a 512GB micro SD card from Samsung or SanDisk? With this on board, you'll be in possession of the first smartphone tested and certified to work with a Terabyte of storage.
*Since September 2013, Samsung has implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only has access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||8.1 (Oreo) with 9 (P) update before end of 2018|
|Custom Skin||Samsung UI|
|Speed||Octa-Core (4 x 2.7GHz & 4 x 1.8 GHz)|
|Make/Model||Samsung Exynos 9810 Octa|
|Other||Mali-G72 MP18 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||512 GB|
|RAM||6 / 8 GB|
|Capacity||128 / 512 GB|
|Type||Super AMOLED Advanced|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 (~516 ppi)|
|Other||18.5:9 ratio,Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10 compliant, Always-on technology|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (MHz)|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)|
|Speed||LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps|
|Functions||A2DP, LE, aptX|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||USB (3.1) Type-C (1.0)|
|Power||USB (3.1) Type-C (1.0)|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home / Samsung Connect|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Bixby Assistant|
|Other||Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Phase detection autofocus & dual-LED flash|
|Camera Lens||12 MP(1): f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS | 12 MP(2): f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC / FLAC player|
|Formats||MP4 / DivX / XviD / H.265 player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Software||Google Play, Google Apps, Samsung Apps|
|Other||Qi/PMA wireless charging, QuickCharge|