"Samsung Unveils its Latest 6.4" Galaxy Note 9 Flagship Smartphone

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Oh, and the Galaxy Watch has one more crucial thing in common with the rest of Samsung's wearables.

The trademark feature of the Note series is the S Pen stylus. The main change is that the Pen now has Bluetooth LE, so you can use it as a remote control for the phone. It has a built-in battery which is charged when in the silo. It has improved battery life over previous Samsung watch models, and will be compatible with a new charger that can simultaneously charge smartphones and the watch.

The big new feature for this round is, you guessed it, an AI camera. That 4,000mAh battery is a huge upgrade on what was there before (and validated by an independent body as very unlikely to catch on fire this time). It is good to see the rear camera with telephoto/wide lenses have even wider apertures and dual OIS. The Samsung Galaxy S10 should have a much larger battery, for starters, and it sorely needs such a thing. On stage a pro-doodler demonstration even swapped between the two devices. In fact, Knox is so secure that recent Galaxy phones were approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense to handle sensitive military data. If it's blurry or the subject has their eyes closed, you'll receive an instant pop-up notification letting you know you need to take picture again. Biometric security is catered for with Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition or the "Intelligent Scan" combo of iris and face.

Samsung also said the popular shooter game "Fortnite" is coming to Android and will be exclusive to Samsung phones until Sunday. Through Aug. 23, Sprint is also offering a free pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones or the Fortnite Galaxy skin with 15,000 in-game V-bucks for free. Although the OnePlus 6 scored higher, it packs 8GB of RAM compared to the Note 9's 6GB. Can you get your hands on one soon? Of course many more retailer offers will be going live as I write this, so shop around. It has wireless charging technology built in, so it can be charged with the new wireless charging pad that Samsung announced along with the Note9.

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The launch comes about three weeks earlier than its predecessor's release date, a move prompted by increased competition in the second half of the year as rivals release new smartphone models.

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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.

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