Samsung Galaxy Note 9: how does it compare to its rivals?

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note9 with 6.4-inch screen

The story is no different in India where Samsung bounced back in the second quarter with 29 per cent market share, toppling its Chinese rival Xiaomi which garnered a close 28 per cent, says Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research. It'll ship with Samsung's in-house 10nm Exynos 9810 CPU (or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 in the US), paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on whether you pick up the 128GB or 512GB model.

"The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry defining innovations".

Samsung announced that the Note 9 will be available on August 24. The company now is trying to take a dig at Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available in a black box, with the device visible as soon as the top cover is taken off. This time the Galaxy Note 9 is backed by a 4000mAh battery which is bigger as compared to that of the Galaxy Note 8. It's big, pretty, and comes with a stylus. What makes the new S Pen special is its new remote functionality - it now uses Bluetooth Low Energy to control certain functions of the phone from a distance.

As rumoured the S-Pen is Bluetooth-enabled with a button that can be used to activate the camera shutter. It can guide entire presentations at office meetings.

Its fingerprint sensor has also been placed below the camera system on the rear, making it easily reachable.

A substantial amount of buzz has been generated regarding the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The flagship smartphone has also retained the iconic 3.5-mm headphone jack. There are also improvements to the camera, internal specs and, of course, the S Pen stylus. It has never made sense to me why Samsung, the largest phone maker in the world, has let carriers set their own pricing instead of telling carriers what to charge. The other colours have a matching colour S-pen.

"The new Galaxy Watch was designed for all lifestyles to help meet consumer needs, such as more efficient battery life to stay connected longer, and better wellness tracking to help users maintain their goals - we are delivering them with connected experiences, all at the touch of a wrist".

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Samsung sold the Galaxy S9 for $720 when it launched, while Sprint charged $792 and AT&T charged $793 for the same device.

As its interactive capabilities, the Galaxy Home boasts eight far-field microphones for picking up voice input.

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