Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 9 at Annual Unpacked Event in NYC

August 15, 2018 •

Note 9

Image via Samsung

Aficionados of Samsung’s smartphone products were eagerly anticipating the company’s latest offerings, which were revealed at the annual Unpacked event in New York City on August 9. For those of you who were unable to attend the event in person, here’s a recap with details on the Galaxy Note 9.

About the Galaxy Note 9

The Galaxy Note 9 runs off of a 4,000 mAh battery (the biggest Note battery to date, according to the Verge) and has a 6.4-inch display, the better to view websites as well as stream video. It comes with Android 8.1 installed. What’s more, Samsung is making the Galaxy Note 9 the first device that ships with the latest version of the digital assistant Bixby 2.0.

For easier interactivity, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with a new S Pen stylus, which connects with the device via Bluetooth and can also function as the camera’s remote control to trigger selfies. Your images and videos will look great thanks to the device’s dual 12-megapixel cameras.

Set to go on sale August 24, 2018 with pre-ordering starting on August 10, the Galaxy Note 9 is priced starting at $999 in the basic configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

More Gear

Samsung also debuted its Galaxy Home smart speaker, which some critics have describe as looking like an incense holder. With 8 microphones and 6 speakers, users begin by uttering “Hey Bixby” to ask Samsung’s assistant at home just as they would when speaking to their phone for help.

If you like Spotify, you’ll be glad that Samsung has formed a partnership with the streaming music service so you can link your account with Bixby. This allows you to use Spotify as the default player when you ask Bixby to play music for you.

Finally, Samsung’s used to brand its smartwatch line “Gear” but at the Unpacked Event, the company announced it is now calling its smartwatch the “Galaxy Watch.”

Are You Going to Be an Early Adopter of the Galaxy Note 9?

Whether you tend to be an early adopter when it comes to new Samsung devices or are biding your time before making your next smartphone purchase, you should know that you can get a lot more out of the Galaxy Note 9 when you secure it in a custom car phone holder. You’ll reduce distractions while keeping you and your passengers safer while out and about.