Best Galaxy Note 9 tips and tricks you should know right now

Are you getting the most out of your new phone?

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Congratulations! Your Galaxy Note 9's top-shelf specs take it to another level beyond any other Android phone, including Samsung's own Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

The Note 9 has a huge 4,000mAh battery and a minimum of 128GB of storage. There's an excellent dual camera, a vibrant 6.4-inch screen and a cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. On top of that, you get extras like a headphone jack, wireless charging and waterproofing.

Watch this: 6 best Galaxy Note 9 tips and tricks

Those features are both fantastic to have and help support the Note 9's jaw-dropping price (it starts at $1,000), but if you know anything about the Note, it's surely that the Note 9's S Pen stylus is the real showstopping feature. This is what gives the phone capabilities that no other handset has.

Make sure you get the most out of your Note 9 and the S Pen by following these handy tips in the video above and gallery and links below. 

Remote control apps with the S Pen. You can use the S Pen to take photos from across the room, control a slideshow presentation, or draw fancy pictures. 

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The magic is in the settings. There are a lot of features and capabilities tucked away inside the Settings app, such as using the fingerprint sensor as a trackpad. 

The camera is bonkers. From taking fancy photos with blurry backgrounds to a shutter button that you can have wherever you want -- it's all there. 

Unlock the Galaxy Skin. Fortnite fans, listen up. Samsung and Epic Games teamed up and created a Galaxy Skin for Note 9 users to unlock. That's right, it's a skin you can only unlock with a Note 9 (or Galaxy Tab S4), and it looks pretty rad.   

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