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Samsung will begin taking pre-orders for unlocked models at 12:01 am ET on August 10th, and the Note 9 will officially launch on August 24th. Even better, for customers in the United States, the Note 9 is making its way to many carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile. Eventually, Samsung will discontinue the Note 9 and Tab 4 altogether, meaning that if the deal were to continue there would be no way of getting the Fortnite skin at all.

As per various reports, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is said to come with a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display. Like the fact that keyboard and mouse controls give you a competitive advantage in shooters.

People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.

The mostly matte metal frame also gets a diamond cut treatment, so you'll see a shiny metal finish at the surrounding area where the metal meets the glass. The LTE variants have 1.5GB of RAM, but the Bluetooth ones have half as much. One of the 12MP sensors is a Dual Pixel, dual aperture camera with f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, and the other is a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom.

"The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note 9 is no exception", said Samsung. Hopefully it's then we'll hear about pricing and release information, so stay tuned. This is the oft-discussed Bixby speaker that has been the subject of plenty of rumors since Bixby first arrived on the scene, and it looks like it's finally happening.

Samsung blamed itself partly for the disappointing performance, saying on an earnings call that it's played too safe with smartphones too long. Here you've got the choice of Midnight Black or Rose Gold colors.

Specifically using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the S-Pen can now be used as a mini remote for the phone to trigger selfies or group shots if you place it out of reach, switch slides in a presentation or pause video.

Oh, the Note 9 also has a microSD card slot for further expansion, not to mention a 3.5mm headphone jack.

At the firm's Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York today, Samsung teased a look at its sleek Galaxy Home speaker, equipped with the Bixby voice assistant. All of those features are packed into a body that offers IP68 water and dust resistance.

Solid cash reserves also helped the South Korean company set up the world's biggest smartphone factory in India this year, a banner event that drew the leaders of the two countries along with Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, Samsung's de facto head. They aren't expected to really dive into that until their Samsung Developer Conference in November.

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