Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch; How to watch live stream


Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphone is the productivity-focused Galaxy Note 9: a larger, longer-lasting version of its stylus-touting phablet.

Epic Games and Samsung have agreed to make the game exclusively available to Galaxy phone and tablet owners for the opening weekend. Samsung says the cameras on the device are now powered by AI, and it's able to optimize things like the white balance and exposure based on the scenery.

If you play Fortnite on a Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 you'll also get an exclusive character skin called "Galaxy".

This latest offering may reprise numerous major features and design elements of the Note 8, but we loved the Note 8, and still do.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs: A noteworthy leap in performance? You can expect the same Infinity Display, the same headphone jack, and numerous same technologies that you've come to expect from the Galaxy Note brand, including IP68 dust and water resistance, fast wireless charging, Samsung Knox, and several biometric security options, including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and facial recognition capabilities.

The person rocking the watch was also standing next to a Samsung employee, which TechRadar speculates as meaning they're going to be modelling the watch for people at the event. It'll be interesting to see just how much better the Note 9's camera is once we have the device in for review.

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The third and final change that Samsung highlighted in our hands-on meeting was the "intelligent camera", which are near-identical dual 12-megapixel lenses with dual OIS to that of the Note 8, but with added software enhancements to ensure that every photo you take looks like it has already been professionally edited. And it's exactly what we have expected it to be.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will start at $999. Only 102,000 AKG noise cancellation headphones, 46,000 Game Bundles, and 36,000 Bundles will be made available, according to the company.

As you'd expect, there's no shortage of official accessories for the Note 9.

Unlike previous Notes, there'll not be a complex Samsung DeX docking station.

Samsung is rushing the Note to market this year, with availability set to begin three weeks earlier than the Note 8. Priced at $11.99 and available through Samsung direct, it includes on-site technical support and assistance, along with a replacement device if yours breaks.