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After months of, Samsung's latest phone has finally emerged from the shadows and into the light.
Samsung's event is going on now. Here's what we know so far:
- It starts at $1,000 for the 128GB version.
- Samsung touts an "all-day battery," the largest ever on a Note.
- Starts at a minimum of 128GB storage, and comes in a 512GB version.
- Up to 1TB with expandable memory cards.
- It's the most powerful phone Samsung has ever made, with a faster 10nm processor
- It has a 6.4-inch screen, the largest it's ever produced.
- The fingerprint scanner is now in the middle of the back behind the device, further from the camera lens.
- The S-Pen comes in different colors, including yellow, purple and brown.
- Along with other Galaxy phones, thye Note 9 will get exclusive first access to the Fortnite app.
- There's a new water carbon cooling system to help performance during games.
- It has a dual-aperture camera like the S9 with added "intelligence" in software.
- You'll receive automatic notifications for blurry areas and other flaws.
- Can optimize shots by recognizing subjects and improving color and other characteristics automatically.
Theis a big deal for Samsung, the world's largest phonemaker. With its trademark stylus and large screen, the Note represents the Korean company's most powerful, innovative phone for the year, and its last high-end model until next March's anticipated Galaxy S10. The Note 9 represents Samsung's best chance at taking on , expected in September, and , expected in October.
Worldwide, the Note 9 could help Samsung stave off, after the Chinese company overthrew Apple to become the world's second-largest phonemaker. Huawei is nipping at Samsung's heels.
Samsung must also outrun the spectre of 2016's stop making the Note 7 altogether., units of which as a result of multiple flaws in the battery design. Samsung was forced to recall both the , as well as a when those devices' batteries overheated and caught fire, and finally,
Since then,on all its phone batteries, including the Galaxy Note 9, though phone fans have not forgotten the Note 7 debacle.