Also upgraded this year for the Galaxy Note 9, which is set to go on sale August 24, is the battery.
The camera in the Note 9 will use artificial intelligence to detect what's in a scene - whether that's food, flowers or a sunset - to automatically tweak images to make them pop.
In another tweak, the S-Pen supports Bluetooth LE mode for certain functions, as a remote controller for presentations or selfies.
We were fortunate enough to register and receive a Fortnite Android beta invite and checked out the game on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Its flat top has an array of control buttons that will let you skip tracks and change the volume, according to the Verge. Samsung is offering the device in two color options, which are Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. Pricing will start at $999.99 for the 128GB model and go up to $1,249.99 for the 512GB version. Along with the usual yearly upgrades, the Note 9 features a much bigger battery along with a 512 GB storage tier and a high starting price. The dual-camera setup is still placed horizontally and it comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted right below it. Samsung says it's working with more than 30 carriers in more than 15 countries to bring LTE-enabled Galaxy Watches to users who want an untethered smartwatch.
Today Samsung announced its first smart speaker with the Bixby virtual voice assistant, the Galaxy Home The announcement was made at the company's Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York, alongside the Galaxy Note 9 phone.
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During the event, the company also unveiled its Samsung Galaxy watch with a wireless pad and charger duo for its watch and Note 9.
Samsung is getting into the smart speaker market with Bixby.
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The phablet also comes with an updated version of Samsung's signature S Pen, which will not only allow owners to draw with their phones but click to take selfies and interact with their phone.
There is heart rate monitoring and the Watch is water resistant. And Samsung also teased its first Bixby-powered home speaker, Galaxy Home, a distinctive tripod design that resembles a hipster barbecue.
"We expect the Note 9 to sell more than its previous model and we will mobilise all our sales and marketing resources to ensure the successful launch", KyeongTae Lee, Samsung's vice-president of mobile communication, told investors on the company's earnings conference call last week.