My new note 9 arrived yesterday to replace my Note 8 and I was again heart broken at the lack of IR blaster. Loving the huge 512GB storage and 8GB ram, I actually felt a little silly putting my 128GB sd card in! Impressed with the camera, as always on my Notes, but it would be nice to have more control over the super slow motion recording though.
I agree the note 9 is awesome.
Loving my Black 512gb Note too.
The duel speakers are way better than my previous phone the s8.
Sadly it does look like the ir blaster has had its day.
It's not a deal breaker for me that it's not on my Note 9 if I'm honest.
Current Phone ~
Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G SM-N9860_256Gb SnapDragon 865+
Samsung One Ui 3.1/ Android 11.