Samsung's latest monolith of a phablet has officially been unveiled, and we've now got the lowdown on what makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 special. For instance, we know it features a record-breaking display, and is quite capable of replacing the average user's home PC.
The Note 9 has been announced in three different colours – Ocean Blue, Metallic Copper and Midnight Black – as well as two configurations, one with 128GB of onboard storage and 6GB of RAM for $1,499, and the other with an unprecedented 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM for $1,799.
For more in-depth thoughts, check out our Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on review.
The best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 plans
Given the $1,499 starting price of this monolithic handset, there's a good chance you'll want to soften that blow with a 24-month contract. Although the plans are still fairly steep, some come with some excellent bonus offers and other neat ways to reduce the wallet-damage.
As you may be able to tell, Optus is crushing it on the Note 9 deals at the moment. This isn't all that surprising though, as the carrier has tended to favour Samsung's flagships with its deals in the past as well, while Telstra is a bit more of an Apple fan.
Optus is offering a limited deal right now, and it's seriously off-chops, sliding into both our best budget and best overall value plan categories. Although there's no international calls, 50GB is incredibly generous at this price, considering Telstra is charging $124 for the same dose. Total cost over 24 months is $2,136
Considering carriers are no longer offering hte 512GB model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, this is the best value you can get for a big data plan at the moment. A massive 200GB data and 4GB roaming data, along with unlimited international calls and texts and all the other Optus goodies. Total cost over 24 months is $2,718