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11 August, 2018, 07:00 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • Samsung launches the Galaxy Note9 with 6.4-inch screen

For example, if you are playing a track on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and walk into a room with a compatible Samsung smart TV, the TV can instantly continue to play the track. Apple sets the price for the carriers, and that's the end of it.

The new phone will get some automatic photo editing and a stylus that can serve as a remote control. Samsung promises the processor is 33 per cent faster than what came before.

A 21 percent boost in battery capacity from last year's Note 8 should translate to more than a day of normal use without a recharge. We've picked out five mobile phones that you should consider instead of Samsung's new behemoth, and the best-value deals on them that you can pick up right now.

Of course, not everything about Samsung phones is appealing. The company is also sending phones to outside labs, including UL, for independent safety tests.

"We're three generations removed now", Samsung's director of USA product marketing, Suzanne De Silva, said of the company's renewed confidence in the battery. "This is the right innovation at the right time".

But, from a safety standpoint, there was no way around it. Samsung shared the findings of an investigation into the phone with the wider industry in an effort to make sure the lithium-ion batteries we all walk around with in our pockets stay flame-free. Another thing the larger size allows is a larger battery: 4000mAh on the Note 9 compared to 3500mAh on the S9+. This is said to be more efficient than the passive cooling on the on the Note 8.

The new phones will come out August 24.

For more information on the Note 9, check out our previous coverage in the links below.

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Epic's Tim Sweeney announced at the Samsung Note 9 reveal event that the Android beta for the popular Battle Royale game is now live to all Galaxy users, and that it'll be coming to all Android devices later this week.

Thursday's announcement in NY comes about a month before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones. This pressure-sensitive stylus would be well suited for taking notes on the iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus, but support for the Pencil is limited to Apple's tablets.

"Samsung will have a tough time competing with Amazon or Google on AI capabilities, and Apple and Sonos are already jockeying for position as the premium audio choice".

That loyalty means there's an appetite for the Note 9 even if it's got an eyebrow-raising price.

As with the Pixel, the Note won't be saving a version without the tweaks.

There's also been an upgrade in the camera department.

'We've moved on from that, ' said Samsung's Kate Beaumont when we asked how her company's latest gadget, the Galaxy Note 9, is created to avoid a repeat of the exploding phone saga of 2016. It promises quality sound, in a potential challenge to Apple's Siri-based HomePod speaker.

"Samsung is, understandably, concerned that it is missing out on a product category that combines consumer electronics, AI and home automation - all areas where Samsung is making major investments", said Avi Greengart, research director for consumer platforms and devices at GlobalData. "Although listening to music is also a major use case, consumers new to the segment that are not audiophiles will likely be satisfied with a low-priced Echo Dot or Google Mini".

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