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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Epic phone, epic price

Value is subjective, and little illustrates that quite so well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Long the largest physically of the company's smartphones, now the Note family pushes Samsung into a new price bracket, too: like Apple's iPhone X, you're looking at a $1,000 membership fee if you want access to the Note 9's exclusive club. In return, though, you're getting one of the most powerful, full-featured, and at times frustrating Android smartphones around.

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Caviar Galaxy Note 9 puts 1 kg gold on its back

Caviar Galaxy Note 9 puts 1 kg gold on its back

Your $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 not premium enough? Fortunately, there are the likes of Russian company Caviar who are more than willing to burn a hole in your bank account. For the right price of course. It’s not a scam. though. and you do get what you pay for. And in the case of the new Galaxy Note 9, you will be paying 60 times as much for the privilege of having 1 kilogram of gold hugging your smartphone’s rear.

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Galaxy S10 specs: Cameras on deck

Galaxy S10 specs: Cameras on deck

The camera array for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is this afternoon's subject of leaks from South Korea. It's become apparent that Samsung's plan for the most expensive of its multi-Galaxy-S lineup for 2019 will be delivered with some rather obvious differentiating factors. The most expensive device, that is to say, will have an extra camera on its back.

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Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos soundbars tap Harman Kardon tuning

Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos soundbars tap Harman Kardon tuning

Samsung and Harman Kardon have a pair of new soundbars, packaging Dolby Atmos and DTS:X into a simple home theater upgrade. The HW-N950 and HW-N850 are the first co-branded speakers to be released since Samsung acquired Harman back in March 2017.

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Samsung’s Exynos Modem 5100 reveals 5G for future Galaxy models

Samsung’s Exynos Modem 5100 reveals 5G for future Galaxy models

Samsung has revealed its first 5G modem, the Exynos Modem 5100, promising not only compatibility with the new next-generation networks under construction but backward support too. The new modem follows 5G chips from Qualcomm and Intel, all of which are angling to find their way into future smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other hardware.

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Android Pie update OEM checklist: who’s in and who’s not

Android Pie update OEM checklist: who’s in and who’s not

It’s that time of year again. New Android version, new guessing and then waiting game for which phones will get the update and, just as importantly, when. Things have gotten better over the years, in no small part thanks to high-profile security scares and Apple gloating, but it’s far from being ideal. Ideally, that would be when lists like this will be superfluous. But until that glorious day, here are some of the smartphone makers who have gone public about their love for Pie and those that have been unsurprisingly yet annoyingly silent for the past weeks.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Smart Home Edition is a bundle with a dongle

NVIDIA has a smart TV device called SHIELD TV which, as of this week, has a fourth individual bundle. A bundle includes the SHIELD TV itself and an assortment of controllers. This week the device was officially wrapped up in a bundle called "SHIELD TV SMART HOME EDITION" complete with a SmartThings Link. That SmartThings link otherwise costs approximately $40 on its own.

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Galaxy Note 9 screen gets DisplayMate’s highest grade ever

Galaxy Note 9 screen gets DisplayMate’s highest grade ever

While there has been an obsession over screen cutouts, most smartphone wars are still waged in terms of camera features. But no matter how good your smartphone camera may be, you might think that it isn’t just because it isn’t being displayed correctly on the smartphone screen. That is why DisplayMate continues to emphasize that the display is the crown jewel of smartphones. And, not that surprising, it’s giving the crown of smartphone displays to the latest flagship to come our way: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet access for things like online gaming, streaming media, and general browsing, the mesh networking system also integrates an IoT hub that could leave you spending less time jumping between apps and more time letting your connected home do the hard work in the background.

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Fortnite Android download: A new way to Beta today

Fortnite Android download: A new way to Beta today

There's a new way to get in on the Fortnite Android beta just released to the web today. This new method involves getting yourself banned from ever playing the game again on any platform with your original account. But there's a LEGIT way to get in on the Beta, so let's discuss both the way that's right as well as the way that's wrong.

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Galaxy X foldable smartphone sees Samsung fight its natural inclinations

Galaxy X foldable smartphone sees Samsung fight its natural inclinations

Samsung has a folding phone challenge. On the one hand, the smartphone-maker can't afford to rush its flexible smartphone - colloquially, though unofficially, known as the "Galaxy X" - to market and risk it being underwhelming. At the same time, however, the company's addiction to being first out of the gate with new technologies leaves it paranoid that rivals might beat it to the finish line.

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Galaxy S10: These details beat iPhone X, or all is lost

Galaxy S10: These details beat iPhone X, or all is lost

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series appeared in a video created by CC, in three parts, showing the possibilities from front to back. These devices, if they look like this and act like this, won't allow other brands any breathing room. If the Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones - three phones - look like this, Samsung won't have need for any other phones the rest of the year.

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