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The big Note 9 deals on preorder day

The big Note 9 deals on preorder day

It's Galaxy Note 9 preorder day, and the carriers all have deals hoping to get you to put a brand new Samsung phablet into your pocket or purse. The new S Pen, bigger display, and huge battery don't come cheap, but with payment plans and some BOGO offers - along with a couple of Samsung bundles - the sting isn't quite as sharp as it could be. Read on for all the details.

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Galaxy Note 9 buy or skip: what you need to know

Galaxy Note 9 buy or skip: what you need to know

Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, making official everything that we’ve (accurately) heard for unofficial sources. Now that everything, including the price tag, is known, the big question is whether it will be able to salvage 2018 for the manufacturer. Actually, the bigger question is whether you should buy one or not. Of course, there’s no straight and easy answer and depends on what kind of user you are, your needs, and your budget. If you’re a bit unsure at this very early stage, here are some points you may want to consider in making your decision.

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Meizu 16th touts FOD sensor, thin bezels, no notch

Meizu 16th touts FOD sensor, thin bezels, no notch

With the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, and even Vivo hitting the news, it’s too easy to forget there’s another key Chinese player in the smartphone market. Meizu, which started out an MP3 player manufacturer, has been filling that market, at least in China, with notable phones like the MX series, the M Note, and what was the last high-end Ubuntu Touch phone, the Meizu PRO 5. Following its 15th anniversary flagship last April, Meizu has launched the Meizu 16th to bring some of the latest trends in mobile down to a more affordable price tag.

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Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals what has changed inside

Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals what has changed inside

If you simply look at the Galaxy Note 9, you might not see much of a difference from its predecessor or from the Galaxy S9+ for that matter. Aside from the rear, the changes are all invisible to the user, in more ways than one. In addition to new features and new specs, the Galaxy Note 9’s innards have changed as well. But like the smartphone itself, the changes revealed by the first ever teardown of the device are both subtle yet significant.

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Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung's big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take center stage at the company's latest Unpacked 2018 event, but Samsung wasn't ending things there, with more new hardware and feature upgrades.

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Verizon’s Palm “Pepito” smartphone leaks, and it’s a tiny Android oddity

Verizon’s Palm “Pepito” smartphone leaks, and it’s a tiny Android oddity

We knew Verizon was bringing back the Palm brand this year, but nobody guessed the phone itself would be so unusual. Latest in TCL's efforts to resurrect older smartphone brands and return them to store shelves, the Palm revival follows a surprisingly good BlackBerry reboot.

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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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Note 9 S Pen: What you should know about the big stylus upgrade

Note 9 S Pen: What you should know about the big stylus upgrade

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not look too different from its predecessor, but the new S Pen packs a big upgrade. A Bluetooth connection between the stylus and the phone means the revamped S Pen now doubles as a remote control, and Samsung is hoping it'll give the Note 9 even more of an edge in the flagship phone segment.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Bigger screen, better S Pen, and bolder colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not come as a great surprise, after the usual cavalcade of pre-announcement leaks, but today's big Unpacked news is rich pickings for stylus fans nonetheless. The big question was just how much would Samsung differentiate the Note 9, not only from its predecessor, but from the Galaxy S9+ launched earlier this year.

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Galaxy Note 9 release date and price: The fine print

Galaxy Note 9 release date and price: The fine print

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is official, and now you need to know pricing, availability, and carrier details. The Android flagship was announced this morning in New York City, at Samsung's latest Unpacked 2018 event, and the company is wasting no time in getting it to stores, either. After all, with the new 2018 iPhone X line-up just around the corner, time is of the essence.

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Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked 2018: How to watch the live stream here!

Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked 2018: How to watch the live stream here!

Today we're having a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 up close and personal - it's event day. This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked Event, and right this minute we're running down the live event details, times, and other oddities you might want to know before and during said event. To begin, note that this event begins at 11AM Eastern Time, 10AM Central Time, 9AM Mountain Time, and 8AM Pacific Time.

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Android Pie gestures are changing more than just navigation

Android Pie gestures are changing more than just navigation

Google has just christened Android 9 as Android Pie and its rather plain-sounding name mirrors this release’ identity. The good things are all packed inside with AI filling while the crust almost feels like just for show. It’s biggest visual change and probably its most controversial is the new navigation system that favors a pill and a non-permanent back button over the navigation panel that has become Android’s identity for over a decade now. And yet that seemingly superficial change could actually be the beginning of an even bigger identity shift that’s happening in Android.

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