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

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in NY on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales.

The power upgrades inside aren't that massive, perhaps, but 6GB or 8GB of RAM is pretty huge, and should expand the possibilities of what the phone can do. That's just the base model, though.

The 6.4-inch Note 9, launched here on Thursday, comes with a mammoth 1TB memory, a bigger battery and a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen which is unique to Note devices. In the USA, the Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon as well as at Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy users with an S7 or a later device will be able to play the game too, although their devices may not be as optimised for gaming as the Note 9. The adjustable aperture module debuted on the Galaxy S9, and was one of the only upgrades over the GS8. That was a real hand-stretcher.

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You can click each image in the grid below to download one of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wallpapers that catches your eye, or you can scroll a little further down and click the button to download all 12 in a ZIP file.

Samsung has nabbed the exclusive Android release of popular survival game Fortnite as part of the launch for its Note 9 phablet, which the company is marketing as a premium phone for gamers. An upcoming public SDK will allow developers to program custom functions into their apps specifically for use with the S Pen. Samsung lists a number of phones from Samsung, LG, Apple, and Google that they'll accept for hundreds of dollars off. Samsung cleverly included inductive charging in the S Pen, so it'll fill up when docked in the phone. The pen can be used in this "smart" mode for 30 minutes, and 40 seconds inside of its silo will give it a full charge. A Pixel 2 XL will still fetch you $450 off, as will an iPhone X. You could pay just $550, 600, $650, etc. for a brand new $1,000 Note 9. And the unusual, three-legged, cauldron-like design is sure to set it apart from the Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod devices of the world. At first glance, the Galaxy Note 9 seems like a Galaxy S9 Plus with a few extra bells ...

USA carrier Verizon Communications Inc said the new device will be available for pre-order from August 10, with the 128 gigabyte model priced at $999.99 for the and 512GB model at $1,249.99.

Finally, in terms of hardware, both the Bluetooth and LTE/4G versions of the Galaxy Watch pack the dual-core 1.15GHz chipset and 4GB of internal storage space.

"With Apple soon coming with new launches, with three new model line-up, it will certainly change the market dynamics very soon".

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