Incremental improvements in new Samsung phone

But while earth-shattering new features are in short supply, it will carry an earth-shattering price tag: $1,000. It also comes as the smartphone industry has largely pushed the limits on hardware. Apart from the ability to take notes, the S-pen can now connect to your phone through Bluetooth and perform multiple functions like a remote shutter for your camera, play or pause music/videos, change presentation slides, etc. But the highlights will be a bigger battery, faster processor and improved cellular speeds. "Everything is a little bit better, but nothing's revolutionary". We've also compared it with last year's flagship, Note 8, so make sure you check that out as well.

According to Korean media, Samsung is considering ditching the Note altogether if consumers don't buy as many units as it hopes, and merge it with the premium Galaxy S lineup. Most of Samsung's phone sales are on the low end.

While the specs are exactly the same as the S9+, Samsung has pumped its processing engine full of AI smarts loaded with 20 preset scenes, which, Samsung says, "make it almost impossible to take a bad shot". "This is the right innovation at the right time".

The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

The current Note 8 maxes out at 256 GB.

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The Note 9 will come in two colors, lilac purple and ocean blue, and cost $1,000 for 128GB of storage and $1,250 for 512GB of storage. Borrowing from the iPhone's playbook, the Note 9 will have the same US price regardless of carrier.

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Equipped with 6 powerful speakers and 8 microphones, Galaxy Home is a device created to offer a high-quality music experience and all the potential of Bixby, thanks to the ability to recognize the user's voice even when it is not near of the device.

Samsung on Thursday, 9 August presented its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9.

Thursday's announcement in NY precedes Apple's expected release of new iPhones by about a month.

In a thinly veiled stab at major competitor Apple, Samsung Electronics Australia mobile division vice-president Garry McGregor said the new feature was something rival gadgets had yet to match.

The camera will also alert users if it detects a blur in a photo so they can quickly retake it. It's much like applying filters with an app, except that the phone will do this itself, much the way Google's Pixel phones already do.

The camera will also offer a warning if someone blinked in a shot, or if the image is blurry.

  • Delia Davidson