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Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 8: Six big changes you should know about

There's a new Galaxy Note in town, and existing phablet fans are inevitably going to wonder: what does the Note 9 offer that my Note 8 does not? Never fear, we've cut through Samsung's marketing-speak to pick out the details you need to know to make an upgrade decision. Read on for the six big differences between the Note 9 and the Note 8.

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Galaxy Note 9 release date and prices tease S9 buyers

Galaxy Note 9 release date and prices tease S9 buyers

This week the folks at Samsung responsible for promoting the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have a task ahead of them. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 event is set to take place on the 9th of August. Thereafter it's expected that the Galaxy Note 9 will be put on pre-release within the several days following the reveal, then the device will be available to the public likely by or on the 24th of August.

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Galaxy Note 9 release date, price, and buyers guide

Galaxy Note 9 release date, price, and buyers guide

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was leaked in a variety of ways over the past few weeks, allowing us access to most of its details. Today we're have a peek at the release date, the pricing structure, and the specifications with which it'll replace the Galaxy Note 8. Now the Galaxy Note 9 is under the microscope - or at least as close to the microscope as we can get it before it's gone completely official.

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Galaxy Note 9 release level dummy in-hand size analysis

Galaxy Note 9 release level dummy in-hand size analysis

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was close enough to its release date that in-hand dummy models began to arrive this week. A video from MrWhoseTheBoss showed a screen protector, a case, and a phone this week, all apparently prepared for the final release event. You won't be able to buy this model on pre-order or anything - it's basically a hunk of plastic. Instead, this is just the right size and shape to look at in-hand before the fact.

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How did OnePlus just beat Apple and Samsung?

How did OnePlus just beat Apple and Samsung?

A perfect storm of sales and big-name new phone releases made OnePlus win the quarter for premium device sales in India in Q2 2018. Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X are not currently in vogue as we're a few months away from a new launch, and Galaxy Note 9 is coming at the start of August - so that leaves OnePlus 6 to clean up, really. OnePlus took advantage of the day with promotions that work particularly well in India, too: EMI and cashback offers.

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Galaxy Note 9: Why fans are obsessed

Galaxy Note 9: Why fans are obsessed

Today we're exploring the latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but we're also having a chat about why this phone inspires such ravenous behavior in info-seekers and fans. Today we're seeing confirmation of a double-block of elements on the back of the Galaxy Note 9, that bringing on perhaps the largest change between generations - acknowledgement of the finger-smudge on the camera lens cover glass situation.

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PayPal on Samsung Pay: How to go live

PayPal on Samsung Pay: How to go live

This week the folks at Samsung Pay added PayPal top their roster to vastly expand the platform's entry points. PayPal users were allowed to use PayPal as their payment of choice in the Samsung Pay wallet starting immediately if not soon. With this combination, PayPal users around the world will soon be able to pay for products and services at 90% of all physical stores in the world with NFC and MST - like magic.

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Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Let it not be said that Apple doesn't know how to turn a profit. In the fourth quarter of 2017, iPhone X accounted for 35% of handset profit share worldwide. Thats more than a third of the profit generated in the entire world by mobile phone sales - all for iPhone X. One must go down to the 6th spot on the topmost smartphone model profit share chart to find a device not made by Apple.

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iPhone X Plus vs Galaxy Note 9: In this fight, everybody wins

iPhone X Plus vs Galaxy Note 9: In this fight, everybody wins

We're well out from the reveal and/or release of the next hero phones from Sasmung and Apple. But once we've moved past the last device in a brand line, there's no bad time to start hypothesizing about that'll come next. In this case, that means using the iPhone X (the first one), iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S9 Plus to figure out what both companies might well be up against.

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OK Google voice detection is still listening

OK Google voice detection is still listening

I just read about a user of a Galaxy Note 8 whose update to Android Oreo re-activated "OK Google." Or at least it seemed as though OK Google worked again after he'd previously turned off Voice Detection in settings via the Google app. This can certainly happen - but not necessarily for the reasons you might think. It's probably just a mistake, right?

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Galaxy S8, Note 8 get GIF support for Always On Display

Galaxy S8, Note 8 get GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung's flagship smartphones have included the Always On Display (AOD) feature for several years now, giving users a way to glance at essential information like notifications, battery level, and the time, by keeping these details constantly displayed even when the device is asleep. Since then, the feature has become more customizable in terms of color and clock style, and even allowing a photo to be shown. But now there's support for the internet's favorite media format: the GIF.

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Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update live today for most US users

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update live today for most US users

For a few weeks now, we've been waiting on Samsung to push Android Oreo out to the Galaxy Note 8. At the beginning of the month, the update passed through Google's certification process, letting us know that a release date was getting close. It would appear that day is today, with a number of users reporting that they're receiving prompts to install the update.

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