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Samsung is prepping a software update for its Galaxy Note 9 and a few other high-end handsets, though what it has in the works is more than just a new build of Android. In addition to doling out Android 9 Pie, it's readying a final build of its recently announced One UI, which the company says "helps you focus on what really matters most." If you own a Galaxy Note 9, you can test out a beta version of One UI. "Made for all our users, the One UI Beta Program is the chance to try One UI before its official release. As one of the first to enjoy the new features and design, send us your feedback and... Read more...
We've seen some excellent deals going on smartphones of late, particularly during Black Friday. Samsung has been dealing on its flagship Galaxy Note 9 dating back to October when it announced it was doubling the trade-in offer to lure buyers to upgrade to the Note 9. Amazon had a deal on the Galaxy Note 9 in early October that included a free Galaxy S3 Frontier smartwatch. Those deals were good, but for a lot of people, all they want is a healthy price cut. Today only via the Samsung store you can get a sweet $300 instant rebate on the Galaxy Note 9 good on both the 128GB or 512GB versions... Read more...
Just over a week ago, Amazon was running a pretty enticing deal on the Galaxy Note 9 where it discounted the 128GB model by $70 and included the Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds and a Samsung Qi wireless charger for free. Today, Amazon is offering an even sweeter deal on the 512GB version of the Galaxy Note 9. The range-topping version of the Galaxy Note 9 typically sells for $1,249, and that's no different today with the Amazon's current promotion. However, the company is throwing in a free Galaxy S3 Frontier smartwatch with the deal. Sure, it's not the fancy new Galaxy Watch (which we... Read more...
Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphones include the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9, however, sales volume for the former two devices hasn't exactly been impressive. In July Samsung reported softer profits with the finger pointed directly at lower than expected sales of its flagship devices. Samsung has now stepped up to the plate and is doubling its Galaxy Note 9, S9, and S9+ trade-in offer on eligible smartphones. Samsung's double trade-in value deal runs from October 5, 2018, through November 3, 2018, and is valid at Best Buy, AT&T, Samsung.com, and other retailers.... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hasn't been on the market for very long, but Amazon is already discounting the flagship smartphone for those that want an unlocked device and don't want to deal with carrier financing or contracts. The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 has a regular MSRP of $999, but Amazon is currently selling the device for $929 (in either Ocean Blue or Lavender Purple). $70 off a device that costs $1,000 might not seem like much (it barely covers tax for many people), but any discount is much appreciated given how expensive flagship smartphones from companies like... Read more...
There has been a myriad of complaints about the new iPhone models in their short time on the market. Some of the big complaints about the iPhone XS and XS Max include unreliable charging with many users claiming that the smartphones often won’t recognize the charger. Users have also complained that the new iPhones have less run time per charge and that the cellular and WiFi signals are weaker than on previous iPhone models. PC Magazine has taken an iPhone XS and had Cellular Insights perform testing on it and other smartphones using fancy Rohde & Schwarz measuring equipment. The iPhone... Read more...
Have we all lost our minds when it comes to smartphones? Or perhaps the better question is, have smartphone OEMs completely jumped the shark? Apple announced its new 2018 lineup of iPhones last week, and the flagship iPhone XS starts at $999. That itself isn’t too surprising, given that that iPhone X launched at the same price last year. However, Apple's iPhone XS Max takes the cake with a starting price of $1,099. Maybe I’m just a cheapskate, but that’s a boatload of money for a smartphone that isn’t all that much of an upgrade over last year’s iPhone X... Read more...
One of the biggest smartphone launches so far this year has been the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. When the smartphone went on sale last week, we ran down some of the best deals that you can get on the smartphone from all the major carriers. The thing that they all had in common was that you were tied to a contract with the carrier to get the discount. Costco has stepped in and is offering one of the better deals on the Note 9 that's going right now if you don't want a contract. The only caveat to this deal is that you need a Costco membership to save the money. Assuming you don't mind shelling out the... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 officially went on sale last week (read the HotHardware review here), and it brings an incredible wealth of features to the table, along with an enormous price tag ($999+). But for those that are hip to the idea of an S Pen-equipped flagship phone, there are deals to be had. With that being said, now that the Galaxy Note 9 is out in the wild, it means that the gadget repair gurus at iFixit have given the smartphone the teardown treatment. We're now privy to a plethora of high-resolution shots and a step-by-step process on how to disassemble this mobile... Read more...
In the Android smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is pretty much an apex predator (check out the HotHardware review here). It comes with a massive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage that can be augmented with a 512GB microSD. Well, today the Galaxy Note 9 officially is available both online and in brick and mortar locations -- including from America's top wireless providers. While the Galaxy Note 9 brings a lot to the table, it requires a steep price of entry.  The... Read more...
With the high price that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is commanding, you might expect that many buyers would be getting the entry-level 128GB version of the smartphone that still costs $999.99 in the States and 1.09 million won in Korea. That’s not the case in South Korea, where a new report claims that over half the preorders for the smartphone have been for the more expensive 512GB version of the phone. In the States that 512GB version sells for $1,249.99 or 1.35 million won. The information cited in this report comes from industry data. The Note 9 started going out to those who pre-ordered... Read more...
Samsung has done very well historically with DisplayMate ratings, with the Galaxy S8 receiving its highest ever rating at the time it launched. Earlier this year, the Galaxy S9 was crowned the best smartphone display in the world. DisplayMate's test report for the Galaxy Note 9 shows that the smartphone's display performance has reached record-setting "Outstanding" levels and set many new Display Performance Records. One of those records was for Absolute Color Accuracy scoring a "very impressive" 0.5 JNCD making it "Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect." DisplayMate wrote in the test... Read more...
If there's one bit of messaging we keyed on, with respect to Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Note 9 flagship and its high-level feature set, it was the promise of a robust thermal solution that would maintain performance over time and under pressure. Samsung claims the new Galaxy Note 9 employs a "water-carbon cooling" system, with a heat spreader for its Snapdragon 845 SoC and associated circuitry, that's three times larger than the previous generation Galaxy Note. So we figured we'd like to put that to the test. Meanwhile, we've also been spending quality time in the test lab with none other... Read more...
The biggest buzz in the tech world this week was Samsung's official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone that had been oft-leaked and much talked about for weeks now. The Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event back on Thursday. The main specs for the smartphone (our live hands-on) include 8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 512GB of storage, S Pen, and a big 6.4-inch screen. Preorders opened on Friday and Samsung is already running commercials for the Note 9 poking fun at Apple's iPhone X. Preorders may have only started yesterday, but the folks at the Russian... Read more...
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