Unboxing for Business: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at Samsung Unpacked

The Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at the Samsung press conference ahead of the IFA consumer electronics fair on August 30, 2017 in Berlin.

Global sales will start on August 24, and price new smartphone with a storage capacity of 512 GB is $ 1,500.

The technology giant introduced its Galaxy Note 9 smartphone as an "all-day battery" device capable of handling even heavy use thanks to the biggest ever battery it has put inside a Note phone.

"Samsung showed a great deal of confidence by persevering with the Note range after the 7's disastrous battery issues - and were rewarded when the Note 8 proved to be an unexpectedly big hit on release previous year". Apart from the ability to take notes, the S-pen can now connect to your phone through Bluetooth and perform multiple functions like a remote shutter for your camera, play or pause music/videos, change presentation slides, etc.

The minor improvements reflect a smartphone industry that has largely pushed the limits on hardware.

It will be released in Australian stores on October 4, with Samsung eyeing off a sales spike in the lead-up to Christmas, when wearable devices are typically popular.

"Samsung has really doubled down on the productivity aspects of the Note range and has pulled out all the stops to make the Note 9 especially appealing to people who live and work on the go", he said.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 6GB RAM with128GB storage variant comes with the price tag of Rs. 67,900 (in India) and $999 (in the US), while the 8GB RAM with 512GB internal storage cost Rs. 84,900 (in India) and $1,250 (in the US). A dual-lens camera, with better zooming, came to the Note 8 months before the S9 Plus got it, for instance.

The announcement is likely to be the first of several new flagship smartphones announced over the next two months, with rivals Apple, Huawei, Google and others all expected to announce their latest handsets by early October as the smartphone market enters one of its traditionally busiest periods.

Samsung has unveiled a new flagship phone and smartwatch, as well as previewing its new smart home speaker during a busy event in NY. Samsung at first recalled the phone, then killed the Note 7 line altogether, waiting until 2017's Note 8 to try again. The camera will also alert you to any imperfections in your shot, like if it's too blurry or if someone blinked at the wrong time. The new smart speaker also supports Spotify music streaming service.

  • Latoya Cobb