Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

To be fair to early buyers of the Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Note 9, they will also get something exclusive to them.

After many leaks, Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is now official.

Because the S Pen has Bluetooth, it needs power. An S Pen Remote section in the Note 9's Settings will let you customize the click feature in different apps.

Samsung had one more thing to unveil at its Unpacked event in NY earlier today after confirming everything we already knew about the Galaxy Note 9, taking the wraps off a new smartwatch with a simplified name, and presenting teasing its long overdue Bixby-controlled answer to Apple's HomePod.

So there is hope for playing the world's biggest game on any Android phone right now, but you'll have to go elsewhere to learn that information.

Samsung's DeX functionality returns to the Note 9 and is easier for users to harness than ever.

The fourth video is about the new Intelligent Camera.

For those folks as well as the PC gamers, the Note 9 could become a companion device in this situation. This is still mostly your standard Note phone, though.

To get the Galaxy skin in Fortnite, you need to play the game on Android, on a Samsung device - specifically a Samsung Galaxy device - and two of the newest, most expensive devices at that. Inside is a Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

Bixby did get a workout, from which we learned that Samsung has been working hard to license and integrate content. Ji Soo Yi, Samsung's veep of AI strategy, pointed out that restaurants could be booked via the voice-controlled assistant without installing Yelp. There's a 12-megapixel sensor (with f1.5 and f2.4 dual aperture and OIS) and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor (with f2.4 aperture and OIS ). If that's not enough, there's a 8GB RAM + 512GB storage version and you can load it up to 1TB of storage by inserting a 512GB microSD card.

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.

Although Samsung's Note phones are large, niche products intended for power users, they offer a preview of what's to come in the mass-market Galaxy S line. A lot of the ecosystem benefits that the company touts require more Samsung devices, but there just aren't that many people out there with a $3,000 smart refrigerator. The camera can also identify flaws like a smudged lens, excessive flare, a blurry exposure, or a blinking subject to prompt the user to fix the issue and try again.

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