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[Update: Mate 20 Lite and Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

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.

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[Update: Winners] We're giving away 5 Speck case bundles ($135 value) for your Galaxy Note9 [International]

If you're going to invest amounts that can exceed $1000 in your phone, the least you can do is protect it. One of the most cost effective insurance policies is a good case. Thanks to our friends at Speck, that policy will be more than cheap for 5 of you: it will be free.

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[Deal Alert] Exynos-powered Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM available for $867 on eBay

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.

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10 tips and tricks to make the most of your new Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an expensive phone, but it might also be the one to get right now. After dropping a grand on a new smartphone, you really ought to make sure you're using it to the fullest. Samsung does have a way of cramming features in every nook and cranny, though. You'd need some sort of detailed guide to find all the best stuff, right? Well, that's what you're reading. Here are the 10 most useful Note 9 tips, as chosen by the AP team.

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Some Galaxy Note9s have an annoying 'light leak' line off to the side of the display

Every flagship phone seems to carry with it a handful of problems that don't get noticed except statistically long after reviews land and the launch is over. The Note9, it turns out, is no different. We've spotted reports that the curved glass display on the Note9 has a bit of a gap on the side that results in a bright line of "leaked" light along the edge.

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[Deal Alert] Costco offers up to $500 in lump sum Samsung trade-in credit toward T-Mobile Note9

Many of the recent Pixel 3 leaks haven't exactly been celebrated — our own recent poll results show 60 percent of participating readers don't like the look of it — leaving the well-reviewed Samsung Galaxy Note9 in a strong position. Carrier deals only enhance the allure —for instance, T-Mobile's offer of up to $500 in trade-in credits (split over 24 months) on Note9 activations. Even better, though, is Costco's new offer in partnership with the carrier, which gifts the full $500 in one lump sum. 

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iFixit gives Samsung Galaxy Note 9 a repairability score of 4 out of 10

As is tradition, iFixit has torn the latest mobile device apart to see what makes it tick. The Note 9 has several distinctive features that set it apart from the Galaxy S phones, but it shares a lot as well. It even shares a repairability score: 4 out of 10.

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Samsung will send Note 9 owners a free adapter to make the phone work with Gear VR headsets

The Galaxy Note 9 is a big phone—even larger than last year's Note 8. So, it doesn't fit in last year's Gear VR headset (SM-R325N). This has been a theme for Samsung over the last couple cycles, but it's not releasing a new variant of the headset this time. You can use last year's model, but you need an adapter. Samsung will even send that adapter free to Note 9 owners who ask.

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Samsung releases kernel source code for the Galaxy Note9 (Exynos variant)

Developers, get your fingers and keyboards ready, it's about to get busy in here. You can now download the kernel source for the hottest Android smartphone of the past months, the Galaxy Note9.

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The Galaxy Note9 is already $930 ($70 off) on eBay, Wireless Charger Duo is $100 ($20 off)

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note9, officially went on sale yesterday for a whopping $999.99 - or $1,249.99 for the 512GB model. We started seeing sales almost immediately when the similarly-priced Note8 was released, and now the first discount on a Note9 is here. The 128GB model is currently $929.99 on eBay, and you can get the Wireless Charger Duo for $20 off as well.

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