Samsung made a slew of announcements this week at Unpacked 2018, its biggest conference of the year, which took place in Brooklyn, New York.
As expected, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, the large-phone successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 8. But the Korean company also had a few surprises up its sleeve.
Here’s everything Samsung announced at Unpacked 2018 this week:
First, of course: Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9.
The Galaxy Note 9 basically one-ups everything in the Galaxy Note 8.
Compared to last year’s Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy Note 9 features:
— A larger display
— Better battery life
— A slightly bigger screen
— Way more storage
— A better camera
— More colors to choose from
— A better S Pen stylus
Unsurprisingly, Galaxy Note 9 is also more expensive than the Galaxy Note 8. It has a starting price of $999, the same as Apple’s iPhone X.
Learn more about the Galaxy Note 9 here, and see how it stacks up to last year’s Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung introduced a new smartwatch, its first one without the “Gear” branding, called the Galaxy Watch.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch is aimed squarely at the same people who might buy an Apple Watch.
The Galaxy Watch features “military-grade durability,” an AMOLED display, and 39 different exercises built-in, as well as sleep-tracking. The Galaxy Watch is also waterproof and can be worn while swimming.
You can buy the Galaxy Watch in three colors — silver, black, or rose gold — and in two sizes. The 42 mm version costs $330, and the larger 46 mm Galaxy Watch will cost $350. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Watch on August 24, although an LTE-enabled version won’t be available until later this year.
You can learn more about the Galaxy Watch here.
Samsung also gave a sneak peek of a new smart-home speaker designed to compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod, called the Galaxy Home.
The Samsung Galaxy Home looks like an Apple HomePod from the top, but like a Google Home from the side — if a Google Home were standing on three metal stilts.
Like all those other speakers, the Galaxy Home features 360-degree sound, a soft fabric exterior, and a built-in personal assistant that can answer voice commands. Samsung’s Bixby AI will power the Galaxy Home, so you can use it to turn on your smart lights, or lock your smart doors.
Samsung didn’t give much more information about the Galaxy Home, like its price or release date, but Samsung says it will share more details at its developer conference in November.
You can learn more about the Galaxy Home here.
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