Samsung has traditionally been behind on UI design, which I know is shocking for the company that brought you TouchWiz. However, it's trying to turn things around with One UI. The revamped Pie-based interface is coming next year in stable form, but there's a beta. That beta has apparently expanded to US unlocked Note 9 devices. Yay. Read More
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed by, but there are still deals to be had and contests afoot. One of the craziest is drand's Cyber Week giveaway. From now until the end of the week every order of $9.99 earns you an entry to win one of 99 Samsung Galaxy Note9s. Yes, you read that right: dbrand is giving away nearly $100,000 in phones. Read More
At an MSRP of $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 is one of those phones that many wait for discounts on to pick up. We've seen the Exynos dual-SIM model discounted a few times in the past, but this price of $649.99 on eBay is the lowest we've seen yet.
Samsung's new One UI isn't just a development in the company's previous design aesthetic, it's also noteworthy for being the vehicle for the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9's update to Android 9 Pie. You see, we've seen the early tests for One UI before, we know it's based on Android Pie, and according to Samsung's Developer Conference keynote, One UI is expected to land next January. Ipso facto, those phones should be getting Pie then. Read More
If you've been eyeing a Galaxy Note9, then you might be interested in this deal. Over on eBay, you can pick up a 128GB dual-SIM Note9 (Exynos variant) for just $769.99, which is a good drop from the last time we saw this deal. Keep in mind that this is the international variant (SM-N960F/DS), so it won't necessarily be a stellar experience here in the U.S. Read More
Oddly, Samsung released the Galaxy Note9 in the US with only two colors, neither of which can be considered conventional: Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. That was a big step from the standard black/white/gold palette that's been popular for years, though it looks like Samsung is slowly bringing that back to the US to some degree with the reintroduction of Midnight Black and Cloud Silver. Read More
The Galaxy Note 9 was an expensive phone at launch, and it's still pretty spendy a month later. However, there are some deals to be had, and today's sale is a good one. You can get an unlocked Note 9 from Amazon with some nice accessories for just $929.99. Don't drag your feet, though. This deal is good today only. Read More
Google's ARCore team just rolled out a new update that appears to bring the augmented reality framework to several more phones and tablets. Some hot new (and upcoming) devices are on the list, like the Galaxy Note9, OnePlus 6T, and ROG Phone. These are also joined by some older models like the Sony Xperia X. Read More
ARCore's list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Read More
At $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 isn't cheap. Luckily, there are always ways to save some cash on Samsung flagships; for instance, the Chinese Snapdragon dual-SIM model was available for $70 off just a day after the Note9 officially went on sale in the US. But if you prefer Samsung's in-house chipsets, the Exynos dual-SIM Note9 (SM-N960F/DS) is currently on eBay for $866.99.