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Samsung finally unveiled its long-awaited Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, as it looks to keep pace with Apple in the high-end of the market.

Samusng uneils the Galaxy Note 9 during an Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in New York City on August 9, 2018. Samsung is providing another option to customers with smaller wrists by also offering the Galaxy Watch in 42mm.

Now that it features a much bigger 4,000mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 9 has a nice heft to it.

However, you may remember Note 7 devices notoriously catching fire while charging back in 2016, and even some replacement phones overheating.

Firstly, the Note 9 ships with a new and improved S Pen, which comes with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) baked-in for the first time. Well, that's because you can use the S Pen as a remote control. It has a built-in battery which is charged when in the silo. It's still largely similar to the Note 8's S Pen, and it works just as well too.

Samsung's latest Galaxy Note has arrived. The device features the usual set of health-related functionalities, but it now comes with a new stress management tracker that will prompt you to relax when it detects any level of stress.

Samsung also previewed a new voice-assisted speaker, the Galaxy Home, using its homegrown digital assistant, Bixby.

You don't need power to jot down notes with the stylus, which is not only water resistant (just like the Note9), according to Samsung, but also color coordinated to match the model you choose. There are various DeX adaptors such as the HDMI Adapter (EE-HG950), Multi Port Adapter (EE-P5000) and DeX Cable (EE-I1300). Samsung cleverly included inductive charging in the S Pen, so it'll fill up when docked in the phone. Biometric security is catered for with Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition or the "Intelligent Scan" combo of iris and face. Fortnite is now available on certain Android devices starting today, specifically Samsung's Galaxy lineup. USA pre-orders Start from 10 August (tomorrow) and pre-orders get a free pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones (worth about $299) or 15,000 in Fortnite V-Bucks. It'll cost you $1,000 if you want the base model, but the upgraded one is even more wildly expensive. I'm not going to lie; as a player who is more comfortable with a controller, I'd much rather be able to play on PC and only be matched with other controller players.

When you pick up the Galaxy Note9, it feels familiar and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Looking for something a bit simpler?

However, it wasn't initially available on phones running the Android operating system.

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