Everything You Need to Know About the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Updating)

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The latter, however, will only be given to those who order the 512GB model.

Samsung has come up with many launch offers to sweeten the deal for Note customers. It's only a 0.2-inch difference, but more screen real estate is more screen real estate.

Once you've propped up your phone for the flawless shot or you're trying to take a group selfie with your friends, simply click the S Pen again to snap the picture. AT&T and Verizon are doing buy-one-get-one-free promotions, and Sprint is doing a 50-percent off the monthly payment plan, but every single one of those promotions starts at Samsung's listed price of $999 (or $1,249). You can still use it to write, click and draw on the Note 9 if you wish - though that sort of thing has never really appealed to me. "Being able to unlock your phone with your face". If your workers struggle with connectivity when they're on the go, the Note 9 will be their best chance at staying connected. The so-called "phablet" touted massive storage space, a new intelligent camera, and a revamp to its signature stylus, the S Pen. There's been speculation - unconfirmed by Apple - that all new iPhones will ditch the home button and fingerprint sensor and rely entirely on facial-recognition technology found in the iPhone X. The Note 9 will still have a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

The first commercial dubbed "Pen" talks up the Galaxy Note 9's powerful Bluetooth-enabled S Pen.

It can be used to trigger selfies, play and pause YouTube clips, and move along PowerPoint slides.


The S-Pen can be recharges in the phone, with 30 seconds of charging offering 30 minutes of charge. "It wasn't distinctive enough for consumers to justify the upgrade", Bryan Ma, vice president of devices research at IDC, said. But if you have sensitive business data that employees are carrying with them everywhere, you'll want a bit of extra protection.

"Samsung will be mindful to criticism that the S9 offered iterative improvements to the S8", commented Shaun Collins, chief executive of the CCS Insight consultancy.

The primary feature of the Galaxy Watch is connection, particularly through improved battery life.

The Note 9 launches with Android 8.1, which would have been fine a few weeks ago. Samsung has been conservative on battery improvements ever since its Note 7 phone in 2016 developed a tendency to ignite, prompting an expensive recall and delivering a hit to the company's reputation. The biggest reservation that most businesses will have is the speed of updates. You'd be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its predecessor, but while it may look a lot like the Note 8, it's what's inside that counts. It's not uncommon for Galaxy phones to lag a month or two behind Pixel phones when it comes to security updates.

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