After months of speculation and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 has finally been unveiled in NY! Not that it was much of a surprise since literally everything there was to know about the phone had leaked in the months leading up to yesterday's event, but the Galaxy Note 9 is without question one of the hottest smartphones in the world right now.
With a massive 4,000mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 9 supports both Samsung's Fast Wireless Charging and Adaptive Fast Charging tech and lasts about a day and a half on a single charge. The 42mm comes in rose gold and black, and the larger 46mm model is silver.
As an exclusive to Samsung, the game will not be available through the Google Play store, but will be available on other Samsung devices through the Galaxy game launcher.
The circular Samsung Galaxy Watch is getting closer to looking like a real watch that we don't want to take off for special occasions.
In the USA, the Galaxy Watch price starts at $329 for the 42mm version and is back to $349.99 for the 46mm version. It features slightly smaller overall dimensions, so it fits a bit better in the hand.
Just about everything you could possibly want to know about the Galaxy Note9 has already leaked out, but there's still the official launch event to look forward to later today in NY.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is dust- and water-resistant with a diving rating of 5ATM and a rating of IP68. There's also a stress management tracker, breathing exercises for wellness, an well as a "new advanced" sleep tracker. It'll also go up against the new iPhones, typically unveiled in September. Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 will begin on August 10th, with the device slated to start shipping and become available at major retailers on August 24th. The Note 9 is created to encourage adoption of the feature by allowing users to connect the phone to a monitor via an HDMI cable, bypassing the need to buy a separate docking station.
Samsung launched the Note 9 at 11 a.m.in NY on Thursday, or Friday midnight in Seoul. It'll cost you $1,000 if you want the base model, but the upgraded one is even more wildly expensive. This is likely due to the extra grunt needed to maintain a mobile connection.
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