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The latest $1,000 smartphone has arrived in the form of the Galaxy Note 9.
Unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event on Thursday in Brooklyn, New York, the Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung’s biggest, heftiest device yet: It has a 6.4-inch screen, a gigantic 4,000 mAh battery, and up to 1 terabyte of storage.
Samsung wants you to live your life on the Galaxy Note 9 — to take all your photos on the phone’s advanced camera, to write important notes and sign important documents using the phone’s S Pen, and to hook it up to a screen and turn it into a desktop computer using to Samsung’s DeX technology.
In short, this phone is a beast — or at least Samsung wants it to be.
Over the past 24 hours or so, I’ve been playing around with the new Galaxy Note 9. I’m not a Samsung user — and my own iPhone 6s feels puny and incompetent next to this thing — so I’m looking at the Galaxy Note 9 with fresh eyes. It’s important to note that I haven’t run the Galaxy Note 9 through all its paces, and I can’t give a full review of the phone after just 24 hours of usage. After we have a few more days to try the device, we’ll post a comprehensive breakdown.
But until then, here are a few initial impressions of the new Galaxy Note 9: