Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked Event Live here

Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked Event Live here

Despite sporting a slightly larger 6.4-inch display - the Note 8 had a 6.3-inch screen instead - it doesn't feel that much bigger than its predecessor.

That's what we know so far about the Galaxy Watch. But while the Note 8 needs a docking station for this, with the Galaxy Note 9 you just need an HDMI adaptor.

"We expect the Note 9 to sell more than its previous model and we will mobilize all our sales and marketing resources to ensure the successful launch", KyeongTae Lee, Samsung's vice-president of mobile communication, told investors on the company's earnings conference call last week.

The stylus, which connects to the phone withBluetooth, now acts as a remote control. The cheapest Note 9 will be the 128 GB version, priced at $999.99. There's also an exclusive Fortnite beta for Galaxy owners, including Note 9 buyers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appears to be a desirable high-end phone that, through a series of marginal gains, delivers a device that pitches itself as going big in every way, improving all aspects of the phone when compared to last year's Note 8. Both phones also have a microSD card slot though - if you get the 512GB Note 9 and slot in a 512GB you'll be one of the first people packing a 1TB mass-market smartphone.

The news hit alongside details of the company's latest phone: The Galaxy Note 9, an updated Note 8 with the S9's dual-aperture camera, more memory and an upgraded S Pen. New for the Note 9 is a intelligent camera system that uses AI to perform object recognition and detect blinks, notifying the user immediately if a shot is blurry or other issue.

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Matt's thoughts on the enlarged new 4,000mAh battery installed in the Note 9? There's also a secondary 12MP camera that offers 2X optical zoom and it also offers depth of field effects with Live Focus. On the front there is an 8MP front shooter.

It's not clear whether there will be any surprises, but you can find out for sure by tuning in to the event.

Things kick off in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 11:00 EDT (that's 16:00 BST), and watching the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 live stream is the best way to get the lowdown on this flagship handset as soon as possible.

"We believe gamers will benefit from competition among software sources on Android". It launched at $929 (£869, AU$1,499), but is now available for several hundred dollars/pounds less if you shop around.

Design-wise, not much has changed, but there is one huge improvement on the back of the Note 9: the fingerprint sensor's positioning. While the base variant is listed in Mystic Black, Engineered Blue and Artisan Copper colour options, the 512GB variant is expected to be available in Mystic Black and Engineered Blue.

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