Features of electronic giant’s first smartwatch revealed — Samsung Galaxy Watch

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The phone launches on August 24th.

Mr McGregor said the Galaxy Watch would also be the first cellular smartwatch to work with payment technology from all of Australia's "Big Four" banks, allowing users to pay for goods by tapping the wristwatch on contactless payment terminals at the counter.

We'll obviously reserve full judgement for when we can use the phone unencumbered by Samsung bodyguards. Marketing is all about getting a product into the minds of prospective buyers, and that's what a massive event does, with every tech outlet attending if they can. It would be a fair assessment, but misses the bigger picture. Samsung lists a number of phones from Samsung, LG, Apple, and Google that they'll accept for hundreds of dollars off.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wallpapers are very colorful and abstract. It uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 inside, paired with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB the smaller S9 comes with.

It works as more than just a stylus too.

The display is mostly the same as last year's Galaxy Note8, something that I'm really not a fan of. Yes, only by 2mm, but that's still a wider grip that hands have to deal with on an already-large phone.




Corning, today announced that Samsung's newly introduced Galaxy Watch would come with its new glass composite called Corning Gorilla Glass DX+, which is highly scratch-resistant and anti-reflective.

Then there's the storage increase: you can now get 512GB of internal storage, along with another 512GB through a microSD card. Samsung pointed out that you'd have enough space for apps, games and movies... but it's hard to see many people topping that out.

It can even sync with your calendar so you can stay on top of your appointments and free time. Granted, most carriers and retailers are running promotions for the Note 9, but not a single one directly impacts the starting price of the device. Of course, they weren't, and big phones went on to become the norm, with smaller handsets now being the odd exception in the marketplace. The S Pen, which now supports Bluetooth Low Energy, is just a touch heavier as well. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back beneath the 12MP dual cameras, along with a health sensor that measures biometrics like heart rate, blood oxygen, and blood pressure.

The S Pen is always an important aspect of the Note series and invariably gets more features in each iteration. The style options include three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customisable watch band colors. If you want the spiffing 512GB version, that'll be £1099. It'll cost you $1,000 if you want the base model, but the upgraded one is even more wildly expensive. "My worry is that the Note 9 may meet the same fate". The Note 9's camera upgrade is on par with the one given to the S9 in March, adding enhanced colours and exposure. Samsung has let on that, as far as functionality goes, the Galaxy Home will be able to do numerous same things Bixby does on smartphones. That's simply because the smartphone market is stagnating and there's nothing headline-grabbing here, there's just a few smart improvements. So there's no scope to test out things like battery life or how it handles things like being caught in the rain (It's IP68 rated waterproof) or knocked off a desk.

Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Home is an interesting one.

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