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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch highlights: Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Home announced, Fortnite and Spotify become partners

Follow our live blog to know more about what Samsung has to offer with the Galaxy Note 9.

  • Updated: August 9, 2018 9:39 PM IST
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Finally, the day is here. Samsung will soon be unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone at its “Unpacked 2018” event in New York. The event kicks off at 11:00AM local time or 8:30PM IST and Samsung will also be live streaming it across its social network platforms and YouTube.

In the run-up to the launch event, we have come across a number of leaks and rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 9. Almost everything has been leaked, right from the renders to specifications, live photos and retail box. It is already evident that the Galaxy Note 9 will not be much different from its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9. However, so far, there is no word on the software optimizations that we will be seeing as a part of the package.

This year, Samsung seems to be returning to the roots of Galaxy Note series, which has always stood apart for its large display, big battery and a utility called S Pen. In case you aren’t able to catch the live streaming for some reason, you can follow our live blog below to catch the updates live.

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Samsung has delivered a stunning smartphone with ecosystem of devices.

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Koh thanks everyone and wraps it

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It is not easy every year, says Koh

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The future of connected living begins here, says Koh

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So I am excited to announce Galaxy Note 9 will available beginning August 24 – DJ Koh

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Koh is back on stage

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Spotify just announced a big competition to Apple Music

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Wow. That demo was flawless

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Spotify is just seamless across Samsung devices

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Spotify becomes go to music partner for Galaxy Note 9

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Seamless connection is key part of our devices – Drew Blackard

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Drew is back on stage

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The Galaxy Home seems very well designed

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The Galaxy Home details will be announced at later stage

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Samsung announces Galaxy Home with Bixby

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:23 pm

Bixby speaker is tuned by AKG. No surprise there

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:22 pm

Bixby speaker…. Bixby Speaker.. Bixby Speaker

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:17 pm

Bixby’s contextual awareness is getting better

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:16 pm

My question: Why do you need Bixby when there is Google Assistant?

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“Bixby was designed to help you get things done”

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Time to talk Bixby

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Samsung Galaxy Watch has My Day watchface that syncs with the calendar

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:14 pm

Samsung Galaxy Watch seems to be following Apple Watch to become health-oriented device

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:12 pm

Samsung Wireless Charger announced. Can charge both Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:11 pm

The Galaxy Watch comes with AMOLED display and Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance

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Read how Note 9 compares to Note 8: https://bit.ly/2M96FIr

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:09 pm

Elina Vivez will tell us about new smartwatch

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:09 pm

Samsung is launching a smartwatch
Didn’t see that coming

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20189:06 pm

Here is our first impressions: https://bit.ly/2B2usoO

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Samsung DeX now connects with single HDMI cable

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The S Pen is what makes the Note the Note

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The S Pen is core to Galaxy Note experience

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Mr Doodle is really fast with S Pen. Very very fast.

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Everything you need to know about Galaxy Note 9: https://bit.ly/2noNUm9

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S Pen can also control PowerPoint presentation and SDK is coming soon

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It can be used to play and pause YouTube videos

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The S Pen now supports Bluetooth LE

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Jonathan Wong on stage to talk about S Pen

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S Pen now acts as remote shutter
That is cool. Super Cool

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 uses scene recognition with dual aperture camera

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with water cooling carbon system

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Galaxy Note 9 delivers performance gamers need with AKG tuned speakers

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Sweeney is off and Drew is back

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Special skin Galaxy announced

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Fortnite Beta on Android this week. Galaxy Note 9 gets first access

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There are over 125 million people playing Fortnite

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Tim Sweeney from Epic Games on stage

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Time for fortnite

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Wait. It can also accept 512GB SD card .That is crazy

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Galaxy Note 9 comes with all day battery life thanks to 4,000mAh. Starts at 128GB and goes all the way up to 512GB

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It comes in ocean blue, lavender purple, midnight black and metallic copper

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Galaxy Note 9 looks awesome. Yeah, you shouldn’t expect anything less

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“Redefining expectations all over again with Galaxy Note 9”

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Drew says Samsung wants to exceed user expectations and not just meet them

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Galaxy Note is for people who want the best of the best

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Drew Blackard is on stage to talk about the Galaxy Note 9

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It looks beautiful

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:44 pm

Galaxy Note 9 is here. It has mighty S Pen

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Galaxy Note 9 in Koh’s words: A phone that raises bar for speed, performance once again

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We have a great show for you today, says Koh

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Koh has beautifully detailed his ambitious vision for Samsung. An understated but meaningful message from him today.

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“At Samsung, we are committed to meaningful innovation”

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Would you like to see a Galaxy Car? I would only if it flies

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Samsung’s vision for connected lifestyle which includes everything from phones to TVs to appliances

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Open > Private > Seamless

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It is time to transcend our digital lives – DJ Koh at #GalaxyUnpacked

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:38 pm

No limits, no barriers, no interruptions, says DJ Koh about new connected lifestyle

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:38 pm

Koh is emphatic today. Why wouldn’t he be? He is President of Samsung Mobile, the leader in smartphone business.

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:36 pm

Time for connected devices. Speaker?

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:36 pm

Note 9 dubbed as most powerful device. Wow. That is a beautiful hype

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:35 pm

Note is for people with desire to do more

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Your loyalty to NOTE is the best in the world – Koh

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:34 pm

Koh welcomes people. Says there are over 3,500 media and Note fans at the event. That’s huge

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:34 pm

And we get started

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:34 pm

DJ Koh is on stage

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:33 pm

Samsung is playing the story of Note series. Remember how people laughed at the first Galaxy Note….. (laughter)

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:31 pm

Samsung starts with the sign of a depleted battery. Big battery is definitely on the cards.

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:29 pm

Hang tight. We might be getting started.

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:27 pm

I would also love to see Mark Zuckerberg at the event. Just like he showed up at Galaxy S7 launch in 2016.

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:26 pm

For me the question is, will Samsung surprise us with a Bixby speaker. A Galaxy smartwatch. An electric toothbrush. Maybe a drone.

Karthekayan Iyer August 9, 20188:23 pm

So we know almost everything there is to know about Galaxy Note 9. What are you excited about? Tweet to us. We live @BGRIndia

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If you wish to catch up on some reading: https://bit.ly/2vRD6AL

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Hello Note fans. I will be your host for this live blog. Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy Note 8. Scratch that. A redesigned Note 8.

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  • Published Date: August 9, 2018 6:38 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 9, 2018 9:39 PM IST