Everything Samsung announced at its Unpacked event

It houses an enormous 4000mAh battery which is the biggest of all Samsung present flagships and additionally it supports Wireless Fast Charging.

The new Note phone is bigger, has more generous storage and touts improved camera performance in low light. Let's have a look to decide if you should make the switch to the new Note 9. Samsung has been conservative on battery improvements ever since its Note 7 phone in 2016 developed a tendency to burst into flame, prompting an expensive recall and delivering a hit to the company's reputation.

It will be released in Australian stores on October 4, with Samsung eyeing off a sales spike in the lead-up to Christmas, when wearable devices are typically popular.

Daniel Ives, an analyst with GBH Research, says the poor sales of the Note have been a "black cloud", for Samsung that it's yet to overcome.

The 6.4-inch Note 9 comes in four colours and two variants - 6GB RAM and 128GB in-built internal memory (expandable up to 512GB) and 8GB RAM with 512GB ROM that can be expandable up to 1TB with an additional 512GB microSD card - a delight for the gamers and heavy-duty users. A dual-lens camera, with better zooming, came to the Note 8 months before the S9 Plus got it, for instance. There's been speculation - unconfirmed by Apple - that all new iPhones will ditch the home button and fingerprint sensor and rely entirely on facial-recognition technology found in the iPhone X. The Note 9 will still have a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. Samsung's new smart speaker will compete with Amazon's strong lineup of Echo speakers and Apple's HomePods.

That being said, during its press announcement, Samsung has mentioned that the Galaxy Note 9 will handle playing Fortnite like a champ, not only because of the sheer hardware power that the company included under the hood, but also its new cooling system which will keep the device running games at optimal speeds. It seems like Samsung managed to get Fornite Android exclusive for a short while, after which all those other phones will get access to the game, though we do not have specific timeframes just yet, but we're probably looking at a couple of days difference, not more than that.

The camera will also offer a warning if someone blinked in a shot, or if the image is blurry. The Galaxy Note9, the Galaxy Watch, and the soon to come Galaxy Home. The new smart speaker also supports Spotify music streaming service.

Vanessa Coleman