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Tech giant Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at an event on Thursday.

"The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note 9 is no exception", said Samsung. Those include the S Pen, which is one of the things that makes a Note a Note.

With this new Bluetooth connectivity, the S Pen also acts as a remote control where you can use it to control your presentation slides, gallery and YouTube playback without having to touch the phone. Sporting the same 12MP + 12MP dual-camera system found on the Galaxy S9+ - complete with the much touted variable aperture lens - the Note 9 is a very capable shooter. OK, so that's a slightly different definition of ultimate than we would use, but the S Pen will give users a new way to control their handset. Those who switch to Xfinity Mobile and buy a new Note 9 can get $300 in a prepaid debit card.

The Note 9 launches with Android 8.1, which would have been fine a few weeks ago.

Samsung first confirmed rumors of the speaker's upcoming release back at Mobile World Congress back in February, when CEO DJ Koh said they'd be releasing a device in the second half of 2018, CNET notes. The 128GB model also comes equipped with 6GB of RAM, while the 512GB model gets a bump to 8GB of RAM.

As for storage, there have been reports about a 512GB variant of the device.

Samsung blamed itself partly for the disappointing performance, saying on an earnings call that it's played too safe with smartphones too long.

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The Galaxy Note 9 itself has some notable upgrades of its own.

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Since then, Samsung has subjected its phones to multiple inspections, including X-rays and stress tests at extreme temperatures.

Samsung does not break out shipments of its smartphone models, but analysts reckon it has shipped around 10 million Note 8 models so far. This feature lets users connect their device to a computer display using a separate accessory, essentially turning the smartphone into a full-featured desktop with apps.

There's also been an upgrade in the camera department.

It also charges wirelessly and promises to offer up to several days of battery life thanks to the 427mAh battery.

Because the Galaxy Note 9 can stand in for both the mouse and keyboard in the DeX computing experience, it can function without any extra hardware beyond the cable and a monitor (or even a TV if you want to sit really close up).

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