Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note9 with 6.4-inch screen

Thursday's announcement in NY comes about a month before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones.

Samsung Electronics launched the new Samsung Galaxy Watch, a name change after Galaxy Gear, with a longer battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and timeless and personalized design.

Externally, the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 8 are nearly similar with only a few differences.

The new Note 9 indeed boasts powerful performance in terms of battery capacity.

Its new Bluetooth S Pen, though, is where it really stands out from competing devices.

Note 9 with Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display houses 4000mAh battery - 21 per cent bigger than Note 8 - that is paired with fast-charging technology compatible with both wired and wireless charging.

The Galaxy Note 9 is available in purple and blue. The Note 9 is of the latter. With an extra 512GB SD card, users can expand the storage to 1TB.

Compared to its predecessor, the Note 9's retail box features the S-Pen on the front, as Samsung's relying on iterative upgrades to the phablet and new features for the stylus to ensure that this year's Note is different from the Note 8. All three colour options for the Note 9 are available with the same welcome pack added as well. Some particular features in Samsung's Experience UI make full use of this impressive display including elements involving the S-Pen like Screen-off Memo, among others.

Senate votes against abortion
Argentina's Senate rejected a bill that would have legalised elective abortion for pregnancies of up to 14 weeks. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early August 9 following a 15-hour debate .

United Nations appeals for calm as hostilities in Israel, Gaza threaten ceasefire efforts
Israel's defense chief said last month that Gaza's only commercial border crossing, Keren Shalom, would reopen if calm persisted. Red Alert sirens continued to sound in the South throughout the night, with the latest salvo fired at 05:45 am Thursday morning.

Oscars to Trim Some Awards From Telecast, Add a ‘Popular Film’ Category
The biggest change is the announcement of a new category, which is being designed around "achievement in popular film ". For instance, this might have done more to hurt " Mad Max: Fury Road " (2015) and " Get Out " (2017) than help them.

Note 9 starts at a minimum of 128 gigabytes of storage and 512 GB version offered as well.

The S-pen was first released in 2011.

- In India, Samsung will launch the dual-SIM variant of the Note 9.

The company blamed the drop in part to disappointing demand for the Galaxy S9, but it also has been pressured by growth in Chinese competitor Huawei. Samsung's Note 9 shouldn't have that issue at all. Some noteworthy features of the S-Pen include Live Messages, Smart Select for creating GIFs, Screen off memo, Air Command and Air View. The AI software detects blurred images, bad lighting and stains on the lens. The Note 9 is priced at ₹67,900 for the 128GB variant and ₹84,900 for the 512GB version. The phone also houses AI-powered scene recognition, which optimises camera settings for flawless shots.

As for the contracts it's available on, the Red Plan throws in a R20 voucher from Sorbet (valid for 12 months) and R500 off a Galaxy Note 9 original cover.

'You can use it to take photos from any angle, ' she said, referring to the fact the stylus can be used as a remote shutter button for the main device.

Galaxy Watch will be available from August 24, 2018 in the USA, selected operators and official stores from August 31, 2018 in Korea and from September 14, 2018, in other markets and the price on Amazon Germany is around Euro 250.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy lead odds
Aug 12, 2018 - 03:42
Open champion, said a victory and chance to lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday would turn a good year into something else. Thomas plays the opening two days with Woods and Rory McIlroy .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California
Aug 12, 2018 - 02:58
The arraignment for Forrest Clark was supposed to be today, but the judge in the case said the suspect refused to go to court. The head of the Orange Country team fighting the Holy fire said the blaze started near Clark's cabin in Jim Canyon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google is making sure you know Fortnite is not on Google Play
Aug 11, 2018 - 23:46
Below that, the Play Store continues with the normal search results, which includes the competing PUBG mobile battle royale game. With the game not available on Google Play, it's highly recommended that you don't simply install any APKs from unknown sources.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Britain welcomes United States sanctions on Russian Federation over Salisbury nerve agent attack
Aug 11, 2018 - 22:00
Russian Federation did not and does not have, and could not have, any connection to the use of chemical weapons. Word of more US sanctions has rattled the Russian currency and stock markets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former VCU basketball assistant charged in NY death
Aug 10, 2018 - 17:51
Jones then slugged the 35-year-old Szabo in the head causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. The family believes he was knocking on vehicle windows to check on his ride when he knocked on the suspect's window.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump’s Parents Just Became United States Citizens
Aug 10, 2018 - 17:28
Now that the couple are USA citizens, it's important to note the president's hypocrisy when it comes to immigration policies. The Knavses raised Melania, born Melanija, in the rural industrial town of Sevnica while Slovenia was under communist rule.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India vs England: Sachin Tendulkar Returns Without Ringing Lord's Five-Minute Bell
Aug 10, 2018 - 17:00
Neither England nor India , who might also make changes, are obliged to confirm their teams until the toss takes place. In fact, an hour after the game was called off for the day, the sun peeped through the clouds for the first time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cleveland Browns: Preseason Week 1 instant reactions
Aug 10, 2018 - 16:59
Callaway, the Browns' fourth-round pick, played despite being cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. That's a good problem they should enjoy, for a change - and they should continue to avoid creating an unnecessary problem.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mauricio Pochettino backs Tottenham to improve despite lack of signings
Aug 10, 2018 - 15:25
Of course, we are open to improving but if you can't improve the most important is to keep your best team and players. Speaking about any possible incomings, the Tottenham manager said in a press conference: "I think it's so hard now".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samuel L. Jackson Will Be Back For SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Aug 09, 2018 - 05:12
Details from Captain Marvel have been tight, other than the fact that the film will also star Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury. A few familiar Marvel faces could soon be joining Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Premier League's Richard Scudamore hope Manchester City face challenge
Aug 09, 2018 - 04:43
Many are tipping Liverpool to be their closest challengers this season, after a a £123.6m spending spree this summer. Another target, Fred, joined Manchester United .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stephen Colbert Obliterates Alex Jones With His Rant Impression
Aug 09, 2018 - 04:30
These pages include the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page. But Dorsey admitted the platform has been "terrible" at explaining why certain people are banned.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chris Pratt’s ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Has Been Delayed Indefinitely By Universal
Aug 09, 2018 - 03:43
We'd expect to see at least one other writer to take a crack at it, in an attempt to get the movie back on track. But turns out that will have to wait because the movie has been delayed indefinitely.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla shares dip after Elon Musk proposes going private
Aug 08, 2018 - 23:44
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd, which took a 5-percent stake in Tesla previous year , could also be a possible partner. Tesla said on Wednesday the discussions had addressed the issue of how to fund such a deal, but gave no details.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Arabia crucifies convicted murderer
Aug 08, 2018 - 22:55
The kingdom has also expelled Canada's ambassador Dennis Horak, giving him 24 hours to leave the country over the intensifying diplomatic row .