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Money Samsung unveils gaming-friendly Galaxy Note 9 to boost sales

09:06  10 august  2018
09:06  10 august  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Samsung begins taking reservations for the Note 9, will arrive by August 24

  Samsung begins taking reservations for the Note 9, will arrive by August 24 Make sure you don't miss out on Samsung's latest phone by reserving one before it's even announced.As reported by Droid Life, Samsung is taking reservations for the unannounced Note 9 right now, with an expected delivery date of August 24. Samsung will finally unveil what's left to learn about the Note 9 and August 9 at an event in Brooklyn, NY.

By Heekyong Yang. SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales .

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales . The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung ’s previous positioning of the Note

a screen shot of a person: DJ Koh, Samsung's Mobile Communications Division President and CEO speaks at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 product launch event in Brooklyn, New York© REUTERS/Lucas Jackson DJ Koh, Samsung's Mobile Communications Division President and CEO speaks at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 product launch event in Brooklyn, New York

By Heekyong Yang

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales.

The focus on gamer-friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung's previous positioning of the Note as a productivity-boosting device, and is an attempt to lure younger customers as the company's smartphone sales falter.

Will the Samsung Note 9 suffer the same fate as the Galaxy S9?

  Will the Samsung Note 9 suffer the same fate as the Galaxy S9? The S9 didn't feature big enough changes to woo customers. We find out Thursday if the Note 9 has what it takes to wow buyers.On Thursday, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note 9, its premium large-screen smartphone sporting an S Pen stylus. The stylus could include improvements that help it move beyond writing, drawing and navigation, and the uber-popular Fortnite game could make its Android debut on the Note 9. But overall, the new model is expected to get tweaks instead of major changes, something that could push the Note to the same fate as the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: sluggish sales.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is seen during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York, US, on August 9, 2018. The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung ’s previous positioning of the Note as a productivity- boosting device, and is an attempt to

The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung 's previous positioning of the Note as a productivity- boosting device, and is an attempt to lure younger customers as the company's smartphone sales falter. U.S. carrier Verizon Communications Inc said the new device.

U.S. carrier Verizon Communications Inc said the new device will be available for pre-order from August 10, with the 128 gigabyte model priced at $999.99 for the and 512GB model at $1,249.99.

Sprint Corp will introduce the smartphone on August 24 and offer a 50 percent discount as part of a promotional scheme.

Samsung also launched the Galaxy Home speaker, a device that will use its Bixby voice assistant and compete with similar products from Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google.

The company last month posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year as rivals such as China's Huawei Technologies nipped at its heels, challenging the market leader with cheaper, feature-packed models.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is shaping up to be the anti-Note 7

  Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is shaping up to be the anti-Note 7 A shortage of ambition replaces the previous overabundance.Like the Galaxy S9 earlier this year, the Note 9 is set to reprise all the major features and design elements of its predecessor, the Note 8, with only peripheral changes. Plentiful leaks ahead of Thursday’s event showed a device that has the new dual-aperture camera of the S9, which is little more than a cool marketing gimmick.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and revive flagging sales . The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung 's previous positioning.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is seen during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York, US, on Thursday. The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung 's previous positioning of the Note as a productivity- boosting device, and is an attempt to lure younger

An industry source said the new Note would be priced similarly to its predecessor Note 8, which sold at around $950. The Note 8 sported dual rear cameras and the biggest screen to date on a Samsung smartphone.

DJ Koh, Samsung's Mobile Communications Division President and CEO holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York© REUTERS/Lucas Jackson DJ Koh, Samsung's Mobile Communications Division President and CEO holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York

The new Note will support up to 1 terabyte of memory - it will have a 512 GB version that will support an additional 512 GB memory card - the source said, making Samsung the first major smartphone maker to sell a 1TB phone.

Samsung launched the Note 9 at 11 a.m. in New York on Thursday, or Friday midnight in Seoul. The new Note is set to hit stores on Aug. 24, Samsung said.

a close up of a screen: Drew Blackard, Samsung's Senior Director of Product Marketing describes the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn© REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Drew Blackard, Samsung's Senior Director of Product Marketing describes the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn

The launch comes about three weeks earlier than its predecessor's release date, a move prompted by increased competition in the second half of the year as rivals release new smartphone models.

Samsung upgrades the S-Pen to function as a remote

  Samsung upgrades the S-Pen to function as a remote Samsung's new S-Pen isn't just a multi-colored stylus anymore. With the upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the S-Pen gets its own reboot, and now functions as a remote control for Samsung's latest offering.

SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and rejuvenate flagging sales . The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung ’s

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is seen during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. The focus on gamer - friendly features appears to be a shift away from Samsung ’s previous positioning of the Note as a productivity- boosting device, and is an

During the event, the company also unveiled its Samsung Galaxy watch with a wireless pad and charger duo for its watch and Note 9.

Samsung said the Note 9 will be the first Android phone to support Fortnite, a hugely popular video-and-smartphone survival game that was only playable on computers, consoles and Apple products until now. Lovers of the game will get an exclusive Note 9 character skin or alternative appearance for characters.

The phablet - a cross between a smartphone and a tablet - would also be able to cool down quickly during game sessions that typically heat up phones a lot.

Its S Pen stylus is Bluetooth-enabled and designed to act as a remote for controlling YouTube video playback.

Drew Blackard, Samsung's Senior Director of Product Marketing describes the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn© REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Drew Blackard, Samsung's Senior Director of Product Marketing describes the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn

For its smart speakers, Samsung has partnered with Spotify Technology SA for music streaming. Spotify shares rose nearly 5 percent to $186.96 after the announcement.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?

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Samsung eyes young buyers with gaming , music- friendly Galaxy Note 9 . By Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park. Launching the Note 9 at 11 a.m. in New York, or Friday midnight in Seoul, Samsung also announced partnerships with global hit game Fortnite and music-streaming service Spotify

* Samsung facing rising competition from Huawei. * Recently posted slowest quarterly profit growth in over a year. * Note 9 to be priced similarly to Note 8 - source. * Samsung promises better battery life in Note 9 . SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters)

"We expect the Note 9 to sell more than its previous model and we will mobilise all our sales and marketing resources to ensure the successful launch," KyeongTae Lee, Samsung's vice-president of mobile communication, told investors on the company's earnings conference call last week.

a close up of a cellphone: The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is seen during a product launch event in Brooklyn© REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is seen during a product launch event in Brooklyn

Samsung does not break out shipments of its smartphone models, but analysts reckon it has shipped around 10 million Note 8 models so far.

The company hopes to break through its sales slump with the new Note, after it reported last month that its flagship Galaxy S9 phone missed sales targets. Profit in the mobile division fell by a third in the April-June quarter.

Chinese rival Huawei predicted last week it would become the world's top smartphone seller by volume - displacing Samsung - in the final quarter of next year.

Meanwhile, Apple Inc managed to sell more of its $1,000 iPhone Xs in the June quarter and regain some favour in China.

(Reporting by Heekyong Yang in Seoul and Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Writing by Ju-min Park; Editing by Sayantani Ghosh, Stephen Coates and Arun Koyyur)

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