Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: All about the S Pen

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The Note 9 is slightly shorter, wider, and heavier than the Note 8. The price of the base variant is same as the Galaxy Note 8's price that was launched in September past year.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 made its debut on Thursday alongside a host of gadgets and software at a New York City press event.

Samsung launches its own smart speaker, the Galaxy Home with Bixby built in. Apparently the S-Pen button is restricted to first party apps and select partners at launch, but more stuff is apparently on the way in the form of a public SDK for app developers. The Galaxy Note 9 was purported to sport a 2K 6.4 inch (and thus about 515 ppi) display with about 84% screen-to-body ratio.

The device that runs OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) will have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC) for the United States customers and the models powered by Samsung's very own "Exynos 9 Series 9810" chips will head to the rest of the world, including India.

These include an adaptive fast charger, eartips for the earphones, two USB-C adapters, a USB cable and AKG branded earphones.

'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.

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Remove them and the phablet sits comfortably at the bottom of the package. However, Airtel is giving a chance to buy the new Galaxy Note 9 at a down payment of Rs 7,900.

"Global Premium smartphone market contributes to nearly one fifth of the total smartphone market and the Note series is likely to do well in the segment", said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research. The Note also got curved edges before that became standard on Samsung's flagship phones. We'll find out soon enough. They give you an instant discount on your purchase before you ever trade-in your phone, unlike nearly everyone else who does this. Keep in mind that this is the black model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung's Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. This further cements the Note's position as a business device, as we saw a hands-on demo of the S Pen being used to flick through a PowerPoint presentation.

"S Pen is the core of overall Note series experience and Samsung has done improvement on the same which will drive the overall experience and brings in stickiness for note users", Pathak told IANS.

The camera in the Note 9 will use artificial intelligence to detect what's in a scene - whether that's food, flowers or a sunset - to automatically tweak images to make them pop.

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