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Galaxy S9+ with Android Pie: here’s what it will look like

Galaxy S9+ with Android Pie: here’s what it will look like

Having launched before Android Pie did, it’s not really surprising that the Galaxy S9 is still on Android 8.1 Oreo (the Galaxy Note 9 has fewer excuses). And given Samsung’s track record, it’s also unsurprising that it hasn’t been upgraded yet. That said, it’s good to hear that Samsung is actually already working on its Samsung Experience 10 based on Android Pie. Even better, it seems to be well on its way to being stable. Even better than better, Samsung is taking a few visual cues straight from Android Pie itself.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 given hearty Amazon discount on Note 9 release day

Samsung Galaxy S9 given hearty Amazon discount on Note 9 release day

Just as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was released today, Samsung seemed to put the Galaxy S9 on sale on Amazon. The price, as of some point in the last few hours today, was dropped from a standard $719.99 down to $619.99 - with free shipping so long as you're using Amazon Prime. What's more, there's a bit of a discount on the Galaxy S8, making it several hundred dollars cheaper than today's new Note 9. Why would Samsung do such a thing?

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Galaxy Note 9 tipped bringing a gift (you choose)

Galaxy Note 9 tipped bringing a gift (you choose)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wasn't always going to feel like such a big-time release. At one point the Galaxy Note 9 was going to be a yearly bump in specs, bringing heat with a couple new S Pen features, maybe a new color. That's about it. Now, here just before the reveal and Galaxy Note 9 release date, Samsung's been tipped to bring all sort of incentives to the party.

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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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Keep your old phone and buy a new tablet

Keep your old phone and buy a new tablet

I need to get this message out to the world because it's apparent there's a bit of a break between sense and common sense going on right this minute. Over the past few weeks, I've witnessed a trend. People keep buying new smartphones when what they really want, what they don't realize they'd be better off with, is a brand new tablet - or even a used tablet, for crying out loud. Let's talk about why.

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The Note 9’s success may seal the Galaxy S Plus’ fate

The Note 9’s success may seal the Galaxy S Plus’ fate

Samsung may consolidate its Plus-sized Galaxy S flagship with its Note range, after several generations of increasing screen size - and struggling sales - have worn away the differentiation between the two. Currently Samsung offers the Galaxy S9+ with a 6.2-inch display, and is expected to launch the 6.38-inch Galaxy Note 9 in just a few weeks time.

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This Galaxy S9 update has likely Note 9 camera feature details

This Galaxy S9 update has likely Note 9 camera feature details

In an update to a select few Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones showed what's likely a release day feature for the Galaxy Note 9. The version of the Galaxy S9 in question is the South Korean version - of course - and the feature upgrade is in the camera realm with super-duper slow-motion. This new mode offers up 480fps (frames per second) slow-motion capture at 0.4s - above and beyond anything we've seen here before.

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Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Ads that try to poke fun or even diss competitors often fall under one of two types: tastefully funny or outright mockery. Samsung’s anti-iPhone ads have fluctuated between those two, sometimes even falling somewhere in between. This newest video clip is somewhat of the latter, explicitly calling out the iPhone X and its “not as fast as the Galaxy S9” download speed. Whether the ad is actually entertaining or not, you decide.

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Sluggish Galaxy S9 sales reportedly a drag on Samsung’s Q2 2018

Sluggish Galaxy S9 sales reportedly a drag on Samsung’s Q2 2018

Samsung's Galaxy S9 may have polished off what remaining rough edges its predecessor had, but it hasn't been rewarded with anything more than dismal sales, it's claimed. The South Korean company released its latest earnings guidance this week, predicting Q2 2018 will see around $13.2 billion in operating profit.

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Apple’s best-selling phone isn’t iPhone X, Galaxy S9 fades

Apple’s best-selling phone isn’t iPhone X, Galaxy S9 fades

Apple might want to reconsider their next-phase set of iPhones if the rumors are true. Word was that Apple will be releasing three devices, all with iPhone X-like displays. In the weeks and months after the iPhone X was first released, that one phone dominated shipments around the world, according to Strategy Analytics back in Q1, 2018. Now it would appear that the tide has turned, somewhat - for sales, anyway.

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Unlocked US Galaxy S9, S9+ phones now support FM radio

Unlocked US Galaxy S9, S9+ phones now support FM radio

The unlocked version of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones sold in the United States now support FM radio. The newly accessible feature was made available via the latest software update, enabling anyone to plug in a pair of wired headphones and listen to their local terrestrial radio broadcasts. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets sold through US carriers already support FM radio.

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Sunrise Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+ add fourth color for US

Sunrise Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+ add fourth color for US

Samsung may have the Note 9 on the horizon, but it's biding its time with a new color version of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ being announced today. Sunrise Gold will be headed to the US from June 24, adding a fourth color option to the existing line-up of Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black.

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