At Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Samsung took off the wrap of its stylus-equipped smartphone, a companion to the previously announced Galaxy 9. Yes, even with it, both phone and S Pen are rated to IP68 endurance standards: complete protection from particulates and immersion under 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Of course, being a Samsung device, there's Bixby functionality built in, too. The battery is also substantially larger in the 46mm watch; it's 472mAh, and the 42mm watch has a 270mAh cell.
Things kick off in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 11:00 EDT (that's 16:00 BST), and watching the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 live stream is the best way to get the lowdown on this flagship handset as soon as possible. The Note 8 had recorded brisk pre-orders.
When the original Samsung Galaxy Note launched, it included the first iteration of the S Pen: a stylus that could dock into the body of the phone.
As rumoured the S-Pen is Bluetooth-enabled with a button that can be used to activate the camera shutter. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus meanwhile only comes with 6GB. Matt states it is much easier than setting the phone's camera timer.
In terms the Note 9's camera, Matt reports that the the phone comes with a dual 12MP rear camera that uses dual aperture technology to flip between a f/1.5 aperture for low-light shooting, and a f/2.4 aperture for normal light photography. It has the same Samsung-made Exynos 9810 chipset, a slightly larger 6.4-inch 2960 x 1440 Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera system with dual OIS, as well as an 8MP front-facing shooter.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alleged specifications The Galaxy Note 9 has been in the news for quite a while and has faced too many leaks. This smartwatch is ready to be released in two sizes and with interchangeable watch straps for unlimited customization options. Keeping with tradition, the Note 9 will also have a 512GB microSD card slot, so users can get over 1 TB of storage. Epic Games may have put it in place to prevent non-Galaxy Note 9 users from attempting to run the game.
Samsung execs described it as "all-day battery life" during the presentation. This watch will retail for around $349, give or take a few bucks depending on the size and the metal - stay tuned for more exact details here (in the gallery above) once we've priced the whole set! It has the right amount of heft and the display is still the one of the best you can get on a smartphone.