IPhone X smokes Galaxy Note 9 in speed tests

Samsung debuts its funky Galaxy Home Bixby-powered speaker

Samsung debuts its funky Galaxy Home Bixby-powered speaker

The Galaxy Note 9 was revealed at an event yesterday and has already been scored on Geekbench and a number of other performance testing tools.

The Note 9's other new features include a stylus that wirelessly communicates with the phone to act as a remote control.

Samsung announced the much-awaited Galaxy Note 9 at a special event in NY yesterday.

Samsung led the smartphone market by volume in the second quarter, shipping 71.6 million units while Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones. This smartphone is now in the process of being torn apart in more ways than one. It will also be interesting to see if charging the S Pen from the Note 9's own internal battery has a negative affect on the daily battery life of the phone - but more on that below.

There exist in this world the kind of people that are going to pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and to hell with the price tag. The Note 9 will get an update... eventually. Ocean Blue is the hero colour, and it comes with a yellow S-pen for differentiation. Pre-orders start August 10 in stores and online. 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. Samsung said the pen's battery will last for 200 clicks, or a half-hour. It recharges in less than a minute, too.

And that redesign really is key, arguably, to the success of the Galaxy Watch, as despite this new smartwatch packing some neat new features, the fact that it looks more like a regular watch will no-doubt be the foremost decider in whether potential adopters pull the trigger.

In a nod to the battery fires that forced the company to recall and discontinue the Note 7, Samsung reiterated that its eight-point battery check that was instituted after that debacle remains in place.

The Galaxy Note 9 in India is priced at INR 67,900 (~$987) for the base 6 GB/128 GB variant.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will officially launch on Friday, August 24.

"Every gamer wants to know the same thing, when is Fortnite coming to Android?".

It later emerged that the Fortnite Galaxy skin could not be obtained from the item shop. Non-gamers can choose to get headphones from AKG instead.

Samsung's latest device enters the ring at a time of slowing smartphone demand globally and a disappointing performance by its cousin, the Galaxy S9.

It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official following the company's Unpacked event. Samsung has borrowed the unnecessary-but-nice-to-have variable aperture from the S9, and new camera software can detect problems with your photos like someone blinking or a blurry lens.

AT&T's will price the Galaxy Note 9 at $33.34 for 30 months on an AT&T Next installment plan. Numerous features announced for the Note 9 are already par for the course for Chinese firms. Some also have licensed technology to put the fingerprint reader in the phone's screen.

Looking for something a bit simpler?

Thursday's announcement in NY comes about a month before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones.

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