Get to know the new Galaxy Note 9

In turn, it makes the Note 9 slightly more appealing.

Here's how the deal works: you choose between a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, then choose your preferred color, and then you get a free Chromebook 3 (with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage) when you complete your purchase. Besides that, the plan also comes with unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day benefits. Also, it is worth noting that the 12MP primary sensor on the back comes paired with a telephoto lens which is the secondary shooter. But with each new Note phone, the capabilities of the S Pen have grown. Another highlight is the battery of the device. "Everything is a little bit better, but nothing's revolutionary".

Cameras on the Note 9 are similar to the S9+ but with smarter algorithms that detect what you're taking a picture of. It takes a lot to break the stranglehold of Samsung and Apple, but Huawei has done it in 2018 with its 6.1-inch wonder.

Of course, not everything about Samsung phones is appealing. The company also revealed price for India.

"The partnerships are aimed at making the AI solution more accessible to users", said a Samsung official, adding the firm will expand its AI partnerships later. "This is the right innovation at the right time".

The Galaxy Watch sticks to the same rotating bezel design as the Gear lineup and runs on Samsung's Tizen OS. The Note 9 is of the latter.

Samsung on Thursday night launched its next flagship phone.

The new phones will come out August 24.

Samsung said the 512GB version would launch later this year for a recommended retail price of R23,999.

Korean tech giant Samsung hosted its Unpacked event in NY yesterday to announce the Galaxy Note 9 phablet. The upgrade comes in terms of camera improvements on software and artificial intelligence.

Unveiled during a key product launch titled "Unpacked", in NY on Thursday, Samsung said the stepped-up features and services are designed for gamers and music-lovers.

"The Note has always been our showcase product for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note 9 is no exception", said Koh Dong-jin, CEO of the company's mobile division, at Barclays Center in NY.

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The idea behind an AI camera is for the camera to be able to see what it's looking at, and adjust the settings accordingly. It's much like applying filters with an app, except that the phone will do this itself, much the way Google's Pixel phones already do. It also offers up to Rs. 14,850 off on exchange.

The Note's stylus will now have Bluetooth, allowing people to control phones and apps from up to 30 feet away. The Galaxy Watch supports Samsung Pay and either LTE or Wi-Fi.

Vanessa Coleman