The smartphone will be available globally from August 24 and for the India market, it will be manufactured at Samsung's largest mobile manufacturing plant in Noida that was recently inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This could definitely be on the cards in the future - after all, there are many devices from many manufacturers that support Spotify Connect: "Spotify continues to partner with other smartphone/in-home device makers and is now integrated with over 300 products across 80 hardware brands including a number of in-home devices and cars", we were told.
You can preorder a Galaxy Note 9 direct from Samsung where you will be asked to select your carrier (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or US Cellular, or an unlocked model) and color (Ocean Blue or Lavender Purple). In a jab at Apple, Samsung executives also frequently emphasize that their phones have standard headphone jacks, which newer iPhones no longer do. "Our goal has always been to make music accessible to everyone by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it". Then, you can enable these for individual apps in the settings. In the UK EE will be supporting the Samsung Galaxy Watch, and will be the place to purchase the 4G version of the smartwatch.
Will Spotify's Samsung integration work without a Spotify Premium subscription? This smartphone is now in the process of being torn apart in more ways than one. For example, they'll give you $450 off today if you trade-in a Galaxy S9 or S9+.
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Samsung also announced a new smartwatch and a partnership with Spotify meant to make it easier to switch music playback between phones, TVs and the company's new speaker.
Epic Games will start rolling out access to players not using Samsung phones in the next few days.
"As a result of a late start, it will be hard for Samsung to compete with Amazon and Google in the short term", Kozak said.
Samsung did, however, demo new capabilities for its smart assistant Bixby. I'm just not sure what that is yet.