That means an all-day battery (whatever that means, in technical terms), alongside 128GB and 512GB variants. If that is not enough space, the Note 9 has an expandable storage slot located on the top of the phone that allows for insertion of a microSD card (up to 512GB). Samsung promises the processor is 33 per cent faster than what came before. This is said to be more efficient than the passive cooling on the on the Note 8. Additionally, the camera app proved to be smooth and responsive when recording everything from 4K video to 960fps super slow-motion clips.
"Samsung will be mindful to criticism that the S9 offered iterative improvements to the S8", commented Shaun Collins, chief executive of the CCS Insight consultancy. If the image is out of focus, or if the device detects that a subject in the frame has blinked at the moment of capture, it will notify you of this. Like the S9's Bixby Camera it's also capable of detecting what's in frame and altering the settings accordingly, though it's now restricted to 20 different objects - which isn't all that many.
The trademark feature of the Note series is the S Pen stylus. But that's not all.
Its new Bluetooth S Pen, though, is where it really stands out from competing devices. Samsung showcased this last one on stage in real time, showing us that there's no limit to the size of the presentation itself. "But it isn't likely to get people to consider the Note for the very first time".
And while Samsung is touting the S Pen's fast charging-40 seconds will give you 30 minutes of use-what it isn't telling you is that it it has to be charged again after 30 minutes, because that's the extent of its longevity. The Note 9 will be available in global markets from August 24. There are various DeX adaptors such as the HDMI Adapter (EE-HG950), Multi Port Adapter (EE-P5000) and DeX Cable (EE-I1300). You'll get a free band if you pre-order it by August 23 via Samsung's website. There's no word on United Kingdom pricing, but those dongles are $50 (£39) in the States.
The Galaxy Home has a somewhat unique vase-shaped look compared to most of the other smart speakers we've seen to date, being something of a crossover between Google Home and the Apple Homepod, except it uniquely sits on a kind of tripod leg structure made from shiny metal, rather like a lamp.
You can preorder a Galaxy Note 9 direct from Samsung where you will be asked to select your carrier (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or US Cellular, or an unlocked model) and color (Ocean Blue or Lavender Purple).
The device will be available at prices starting Rs.67,900.