The Galaxy Note9 is Samsung's fanboy phone

Samsung finally unveils its much-anticipated Galaxy Watch

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Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 in NY, banking on the larger-screen device to rejuvenate sales of a struggling flagship line and fend off Apple Inc.'s upcoming iPhones over the holidays.

Prior rumors about the leaked "Galaxy" skin being a Samsung exclusive were confirmed at the launch event, and it will be available to Galaxy Note 9 and Tab 4 owners that download the game. Samsung gives you a discount today and then forces you to prove it later by sending your phone in after your new Note 9 arrives.

Samsung Galaxy users with an S7 or a later device will be able to play the game too, although their devices may not be as optimised for gaming as the Note 9.

OnePlus 6 only costs $579. There's an upgraded phone with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. 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.

While the big-screened smartphone (6.4in, to be precise) looks near identical to its Note 8 predecessor with its edge-to-edge display and glossy IP68-certified chassis, Samsung is touting a number of upgrades.

The "phablet" - combining features of a phone with a tablet - comes with Samsung's largest battery in a flagship phone - and the company seems to be confident in having left the explosive failure of the Galaxy Note 7 batteries behind it. But with each new Note phone, the capabilities of the S Pen have grown.

In terms of network support and retailers, in the United States 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.

One of the biggest bonus features of all Note phones is the iconic S Pen which, over the last few years, has been radically advanced with a more accurate nib and extra features.

If you're happy enough with the base model, the perhaps it's best not to interrogate the larger capacity version. Fortunately the battery isn't needed for the typical stylus features that classic Galaxy Note users will be used to. The 512GB model will run you $52.08 a month for 24 months or the full $1,249.99. The Home is a smart speaker that's powered by Bixby, and unfortunately, there really isn't much more to share there, as more information is on the way about that.

The Apple Watch may dominate the smartwatch market, but Samsung is finally clapping back with the health-focused LTE Galaxy Watch.

"One thing is sure that Note 9 has removed the aspect of a 64GB entry variant in the premium segment".

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