Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch runs Tizen, lasts "several days" on one charge

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The new Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled later today

Samsung revealed the Galaxy Note 9, its latest answer to Apple's iPhone X, at a special event in NY last night. After launching on iOS back in April, the phenomenally popular battle royale game is coming to Android devices this summer, and the developer has now revealed that the game won't be available through the Google Play store like most other games for the platform.

A new stylus called the S Pen is this year's highlight upgrade.

As for software, it's typical Samsung: the Note9 ships with Oreo, and Samsung isn't making any promises as to when it will get Android 9 Pie. Even more impressively, the Note 9 packs a massive 4,000 mAh battery into that tinier housing. Samsung's stock slid more than 3 per cent in Seoul after Eugene Investment & Securities labelled the Note 9 a "transitional product" that wasn't a game-changer. The Note 9's camera upgrade is on par with the one given to the S9 in March, adding enhanced colours and exposure.

Mr McGregor said the Galaxy Watch would also be the first cellular smartwatch to work with payment technology from all of Australia's "Big Four" banks, allowing users to pay for goods by tapping the wristwatch on contactless payment terminals at the counter.

The phone is available for pre-order from 9 August, and the 128GB variant will be available for £899 while the upper-range 512GB device will sell for £1,099.

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The announcement was made at the Samsung Unpacked event in NY, where fans of the popular battle royale game were expecting Fortnite related Android news.

After months of rumours, leaks and plenty of speculation the Galaxy Note 9 has finally be unveiled. Samsung also supplies the organic light-emitting diode screens that go into premium devices such as the iPhone X. You can also head to Samsung Newsroom, or Samsung Mobile Press when the event begins.

The Korean giant unveiled the device at its Unpacked event in NY on Thursday alongside the company's new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.

Samsung proudly bragged that the Galaxy Watch has a seven day battery life, which is better than some fitness trackers and basically unheard of for a smartwatch. This is likely due to the extra grunt needed to maintain a mobile connection.

We found that this feature works pretty seamlessly. It has new tracking functionality for workouts and auto-detection for when a person begins a run, for example.

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