Samsung unveils Note 9, taking aim at iPhone X

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

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the brand new Samsung Galaxy Home.

According to industry analysts, Note 9 can build a robust road-map for Samsung at a time when the premium segment globally is reporting flat or lower sales amid Chinese players offering flagship devices at a much lower price points in price-sensitive markets like India.

Samsung has also increased the size of the display from 6.3 inches to 6.4 inches, upgraded the wide-angle lens of the rear dual camera, bumped the RAM up to 8GB on the new 512GB model, and increased the size of the battery from 3,300mAh to 4,000mAh.

There were a lot of marketing words spoken about the handset, about how it was "inspiring", "removed borders and interruptions" and basically worked with you... a lot of words that don't really tell us much, meaning that most of us were left wondering 'what's actually new here?'.

The S Pen pops in and out of the phone's body with a satisfying click.

Fortnite will be available on other, non-Samsung Android devices in "the next few days", according to The Verge.

Still, if you're going to buy a Samsung device and you want a smartwatch, this is the one to get right now.

In terms of network support and retailers, in the USA the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch, which is set to cost more than the base model, is being sold via AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and the official Samsung online store. Both the phone and S-pen are IP68 certified for water/dust resistance. In the US, the Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon as well as at Samsung. Since the very first Note, the S Pen has been an unpowered inductive stylus based on Wacom technology.

The Galaxy Watch comes in a silver 46mm version and 42mm option in black or rose gold. The only real sacrifice is in your wallet since it costs around $1,000. The 512GB model will run you $52.08 a month for 24 months or the full $1,249.99.

Here, we'd expect to laud the Note 9 as a harbinger: it usually provides clues for the future of the Galaxy S series. And since Samsung hasn't seen fit to fill Barclays Center with treadmills, we obviously couldn't take the Watch's exercise recognition features for a test.

If these mega-featured smartphones are overwhelming or unnecessary for you - you might be more interested in the iconic Nokia 8110 banana phone, available to pre-order today at Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2, Vodafone and other key retailers and e-tailers for a RRP of £69...

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