Samsung Galaxy Home, Powered by Bixby and AKG Speakers, Now Official

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10 August, 2018

No one reported any problems with the Note 8, and analysts don't foresee problems with the Note 9.

Specifically using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the S-Pen can now be used as a mini remote for the phone to trigger selfies or group shots if you place it out of reach, switch slides in a presentation or pause video. The S Pen is said to be the highlight of the handset and come with new features such as camera shutter, control music playback and more.

Beyond a better battery that I'm hoping Apple goes for this year, I'm also curious to see if the technology giant challenges Samsung's S-Pen.

The Galaxy Note 9 itself has some notable upgrades of its own. As detailed in the cnet article linked above, the upgraded model features the usual processor and software upgrades, a slightly larger display, and some fingerprint reader/speaker improvements such as those seen in the Galaxy S9 line. We don't like the way it looks and we would prefer the vertical dual-camera layout on the current Galaxy S9+.

If you prefer, there is also the option of tuning in on the Samsung Mobile pages on Facebook, or the Samsung Newsroom on Facebook. Today, at its Galaxy Unpacked event, along with the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch, the company also unveiled Galaxy Home, the firm's first smart speaker that is powered its own digital assistant, Bixby, which will nearly certainly take on the likes of the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod.

The device comes in a fantastic high-end variant that features 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

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Samsung officially revealed its new Galaxy Note 9 phone today at an event in New York City. Just in case you want to be changing phones every year. There's an AMOLED screen on the watch, although we don't now know the screen size for either watch, or the resolution.

Announced during the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch event, the Fortnite Android beta is now live for select Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S8, Note 8, and even the Galaxy S7.

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 isn't as exciting as the Note 8, it's still a very, very refined and capable flagship smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy owners will be the first to be invited with owners of other Android devices getting invites in the next few days.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available for pre-order starting at 12:01 EDT on August 10th. The device supports LTE connectivity for more than 30 carriers across 15 countries so you don't need a phone to use the smartwatch all the time. The device has a mesh black design and a tripod-like stand. Samsung called the announcement a preview and said it would share more details in the near future. Keeping with tradition, the Note 9 will also have a 512GB microSD card slot, so users can get over 1 TB of storage.

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