Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Samsung's new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowed

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone on Thursday during an event in Brooklyn, New York. Samsung Electronics plans to build an internet of things (IoT) ecosystem where smartphones, the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Home are connected to various home appliances.

It all starts with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset and Adreno 630 GPU, which is 20% faster and 30% more power efficient than the Snapdragon 835 powered Note 8. All variants of Galaxy Note 9 will be available across retail and online stores.

"When we look at the trend of Galaxy S9 sales, the figure has been increasing, and in some regions, the performance even outpaced the Galaxy S8", said Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics and head of the mobile business. In fact, the new Galaxy S flagships may be unveiled at CES 2019, which takes place during the second week of the new year.

The South Korean OEM is reportedly working on a "dedicated" 5G-ready phone instead. For those who would like to get a mid-range, Samsung offers regularly, and it is now the case with the Samsung Galaxy A7 version 2017.

"The battery in the Galaxy Note9 is safer than ever", Koh said.

This announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as a number of rumors and "leaks" over the past few months have speculated that the phone will contain a 5G chip.

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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. Essentially, the S Pen is a remote control for your smartphone. It's never been easier to be more productive.

"Samsung's clever bezel-free design also means that, despite its giant 6.3-inch screen, the overall dimensions aren't that much larger than the iPhone 7 Plus". Galaxy Note9's Infinity Display is complemented by stereo speakers, which are tuned by AKG, and ability to deliver Dolby Atmos® immersive audio for a life like experience.

Where the Galaxy S10 is concerned, ETNews claims to know exactly what Samsung has planned for its new triple-lens camera.

The Galaxy Note 9 is also not running on Android 9 Pie.

It's been whispered for a while that the Samsung Galaxy S10 might have a triple-lens camera, but now we know the possible specs of it.

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