Samsung Unpacked 2018 Pt.2 – Live Website (11am ET)
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11:21AM EDT – 128GB storage as the base version – with 512GB as the maximum capacity with expandable storage.
11:21AM EDT – 4000mAh battery confirmed – this is Samsung’s largest battery in its flagships. This is a 21% increase compared to the Note 8.
11:20AM EDT – Four colours are available for the Note 9 – blue, purple, red and black it seems.
11:19AM EDT – Again confirming the leaks in terms of the desgin – relocation of the fingerprint sensor below the cameras.
11:19AM EDT – The Note 9 comes with a 6.4″ diameter, although obviously not comparable to the different aspect ratio of the original.
11:18AM EDT – 5.3″ in the original Note seems small compared to nowdays devices.
11:17AM EDT – “Since the beginning the Note series has been at the cutting edge of expectations”
11:17AM EDT – “Note users expect more” – indeed the Note series has been a super premium range for Samsung in last few years.
11:16AM EDT – Drew Blackard taking the stage to talk about “the worlds most advanced smartphone”.
11:15AM EDT – Galaxy Note 9 introductory video – similar to the one leaked a few days ago.
11:13AM EDT – We’re promised some surprises today – but naturally main a new smartphone.
11:13AM EDT – New products and services to enable connected living today.
11:11AM EDT – “A Galaxy of Experiences” for future devices.
11:10AM EDT – “Only Samsung is able to achieve this” – through its wide range of products – in a scale no other company can match.
11:09AM EDT – Samsung explains that experiences are interrupted – AI is said to help you to anticipate your needs and make your usage more seamless.
11:08AM EDT – As we’ve seen with a lot of other vendors this year, Samsung’s talking about artificial intelligence and how it will expand the possibilities.
11:07AM EDT – “No company is in a better position to achieve this vision than Samsung”
11:06AM EDT – Samsung envisions a future of seamlessly connected devices.
11:06AM EDT – The Note series has been the leading smartphone for creative users.
11:05AM EDT – Mr Koh expressing his gratitude for the loyalty of Note users and his enthusiasm for creating the new generation.
11:04AM EDT – DJ Koh, head of Samsung Electronics taking the stage.
11:03AM EDT – Naturally over the coming years we saw wide-spread success of the lineup as people saw real value in the bigger screen.
11:02AM EDT – Introductory video looking at the history of the Note lineup. Back when the original was released a lot of people were joking at the size.
11:01AM EDT – Again the theme here today seems to be battery level anxiety as well as storage worries.
11:01AM EDT – The event’s starting.
10:52AM EDT – As always quite a crowd – connectivity is always an issue and why we fall back to stream capture. Events such as there is what future 5G as well as 802.11ax deployment will vastly improve dramatically.
10:50AM EDT – Nate’s finally on location!
10:40AM EDT – While battery capacity is yet to be confirmed, we’re expecting the likelihood of a 4000mAh unit. This would represent a 21% increase over the Note 8’s battery capacity.
10:39AM EDT – In a recently leaked video sourced from one of Samsung’s regional YouTube channels it was revealed that the new phone will come with up to 512GB of storage capacity: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13158/galaxy-note-9-leaks-in-officially-uploaded-video
10:37AM EDT – Samsung’s pre-release marketing push for the Note 9 this year seems to be focused on improved storage as well as battery life.
10:30AM EDT – The events starts in half an hour at 11am local time.
10:29AM EDT – Our editor Nate Oh will be on location, although he's running late on the subway! Andrei is covering remotely from the live stream.
10:28AM EDT – Hello all! Today we'll be covering Samsung's Unpacked event here in at the Barclays Center in New York.