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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB) vs Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)

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Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)vsGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported

56 Common items in both devices
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
8GB LPDDR4X
512GB (482GB user free)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
201 grams (7.04 ounces)
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
+49 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) SM-G9600/DS (8GB RAM), Samsung CrownGalaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) 8GB RAM, Samsung Crown
Country or region availableLatin AmericaBrazilChina
Latin America, Brazil, China
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018August, 2018
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (482GB user free)512GB (482GB user free)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.96W/kg (head) | 0.92W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered