Everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 9, Fortnite, Bixby speaker and Galaxy Watch

(Last Updated On: October 7, 2018)

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 is finally official. Samsung on Thursday launched its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship phone at the Barclays Center in New York. It’s a huge fabulous phone, as you sway expect, and it costs a missile… But there was much more than Samsung bestowed off, including Fortnite’s Android presentation, Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Home smart speaker.

Here’s a recap of everything you should know.


With a 6.4-inch device that will ship with Android 8.1, and it’s set with a 4,000mAh battery inside. That’s the largest battery inside a Note device to date, trying to improve the past Note 7 incident. Functions like doubling as a remote shutter for selfies and presentations can be delivered with the help of new S Pen stylus which added Bluetooth in it. Yes, S Pen requires a battery to do such task and it has super capacitive charging that enables it to retrieve power when you stick it back into the Note 9.

Bixby 2.0 coming with the Note 9 that was announced back in October 2017. Just by using a single button, you can automatically enter a party of 2 and completely based on previous reservations, says Ji Soo Yi, Vice President of AI Strategy.

SIZE 6.4 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
RESOLUTION 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
CARD SLOT microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
INTERNAL 512 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
DUAL CAMERA 12 MP, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, 2x optical zoom
FRONT CAMERA 8 MP Dual video call, Auto-HDR
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Samsung said the 128GB version of the phone, its lowest offering, will cost $1,000 when it hits stores Aug, 24. The 512GB Note 9 model will set buyers back $1,250 and will be available in four colors: Midnight (Black), Metallic (Copper), Ocean (Blue), Lavender (Purple).
samsung note 9 variants



Samsung just announced its first smart speaker with Bixby and it has called it, drum roll, the Samsung Galaxy Home. The design is interesting and much bigger than any of its competitor, built to compete against the likes of the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home. It isn’t as simple to tip over as it resembles. The AKG logo inflaming up – and there’s a circular ring that flashes around the perimeter of the top of the speaker.

Just like its rivals, it’s available in a standalone smart speaker. Bixby, a talking robot [Assistant] voice similar to Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri, debuted on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets last year and has since appeared in the company’s smart refrigerators and smart TVs.




Spotify integration is coming to Galaxy devices. Samsung brought Daniel EK [CEO of Spotify] at #Unpacked 2018, moreover, Daniel talked about its partnership with Samsung where Samsung’s gonna ride on Spotify on its phone, watches, refrigerators, galaxy home, smart tv. With Spotify, so you can connect your account to Bixby and make the service the default music player when you ask the assistant to play a song.

In the past, Samsung’s announced it would use Google Play Music as its default music service when it launched the Galaxy S8 in 2017.



Galaxy Watch, on a single charge it can be used for several days. The company has introduced a new charging port – the Samsung Galaxy Duo. Wait a sec… Apple is in the queue in the process of launching a dual charging pad for the iPhone and Apple Watch. It seems Samsung has got there first.

DIMENSIONS Silver (46 mm) Midnight Black & Rose Gold (42 mm)
DISPLAY 1.3” (33 mm) 1.3” (33 mm) Full Color Always On Display Corning® Gorilla® DX+
BATTERY 472 mAh 270 mAh
AP Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz
OS Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0
MEMORY LTE: 1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory Bluetooth: 768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
CONNECTIVITY 3G/LTE, Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass
CHARGE WPC based wireless charging
COMPATIBILITY Samsung: Android 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above Other: Android 5.0 or later iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

The Galaxy Watch in two sizes, a 42mm and 46mm face priced at $330 and $350 and will be available in three colors.


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