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Weekend poll: Will you be getting Samsung's Galaxy Note9?

Samsung formally revealed the Note9 just a few days ago, and although the phone's physical design may not be too revolutionary, the bump in specs and features should make an impression on fans of Samsung's S Pen-equipped series. There new don't-call-it-a-stylus has some cool tech inside it as well, combining inductive power with a quick-charging supercapacitor. So has the Note9 won you over?

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[Update: Pre-orders live] Galaxy Note9 US pre-orders, pricing, release date, and more

The Galaxy Note9 was officially announced today, and you might be wondering where and how you can buy one. Don't worry, we have all the details right here.

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The Note9's new Bluetooth S Pen has a clever solution to its power problem, but one that's also pretty limiting

Powering mobile accessories is tricky business, with companies forced to balance concerns of capacity, charging speed, and ease of use. That challenge is doubly hard for something like a stylus, where space is at an absolute premium. Samsung's S Pen has long offered a graceful solution to these issues, leveraging Wacom digitizer technology to power the stylus by way of an electromagnetic field, without requiring any power supply on the S Pen itself. But now with the new Galaxy Note9, Samsung is giving its stylus Bluetooth connectivity, seriously complicating this arrangement. Luckily, Samsung has come up with another elegant solution, though one with some important limitations.

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Galaxy Note9 is official: Bigger battery, powered S Pen, and Fortnite for $1,000

In keeping with Samsung's yearly tradition, the latest entry in the Note series has been formally revealed. The new Note9, like the S9 before it, is an incremental advancement over its predecessor rather than an outright revolution in design. Packing the latest Snapdragon 845 and a sizeably increased 4,000mAh battery, Samsung's new Note phone includes all the best features we have come to expect from a 2018 flagship, with none of the notch. In keeping with the swelling specifications, the price has also increased to a round $1,000.

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Galaxy Note9 and colorful new S Pen purportedly shown off in print ad leak

Note9 details and leaks have been picking up steam in recent days, and the latest addition to the growing pile of evidence surrounding the new phone comes courtesy of renowned leaker Ice universe. Just earlier today he showed off what is claimed to be a print advertisement picturing "the new super powerful Note," stylus and all.

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Galaxy S10 and Note9 cameras may use Samsung's new ISOCELL Plus tech for better low-light performance, color accuracy, and sharpness

Today Samsung has announced its new "ISOCELL Plus" technology, which aims to improve color accuracy and sharpness for the company's CMOS camera sensors. The "Plus" in this case replaces the metal grid over the photodiodes with a Fujifilm-designed material that absorbs and reflects less light, sharpening what each individual pixel can capture. That could give the upcoming Note9 or next year's Galaxy S10 even more accurate and clear photos, especially in low-light. 

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Galaxy Note9 allegedly coming in August with upgraded camera

Now that the Galaxy S9 is widely available, Samsung is turning its attention to this year's Note device. The Note7 was launched in August of 2016, and the Note8 went on sale in September 2017. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Samsung is targeting an August launch for the Note9, with an improved camera as the main selling point.

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