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Galaxy Note 9 event: First look at Samsung's new phone, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home

We're live-blogging imagery from Samsung Unpacked Galaxy 2018. This is your go-to spot if you want to see exactly what Samsung is unveiling at its event in New York City on Aug. 9.

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Samsung Unpacked 2018

Samsung is live in New York City, where it is unveiling the new Galaxy Note 9. You can watch the live stream for yourself from here, or you can keep refreshing this gallery, as we plan to continually update it with scenes from the show and pictures of Samsung's latest wares.

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Galaxy Note 9: It's official!

Samsung has just taken the wraps off its new 6.4-inch phablet and striking yellow S Pen.

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Galaxy Note 9: Stunning display

The Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch (1440x2960-pixel resolution) Super AMOLED display.

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Galaxy Note 9: Go all day

It also comes with a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 4.0 and fast wireless charging, which Samsung claimed will last "all day."

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Galaxy Note 9: Up to 512GB!

In terms of storage options, it comes in 128GB, 256GB, or a whopping 512GB of internal memory.

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Galaxy Note 9: That's a lot of memory

It also has a MicroSD expansion card slot, for additional 512GB of storage.

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Galaxy Note 9: Dual rear cameras again

As for the main camera, it's largely the same as the Galaxy S9 Plus, but with added smarts.

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Galaxy Note 9: Loads of tech in there

There is a 12-megapixel rear f/1.5 and f/2.4 super speed dual pixel OIS camera with dual aperture and 12-megapixel telephoto f/2.4 OIS camera on the back, and there is a 8-megapixel f/1.7 front-facing camera.

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Galaxy Note 9: Flaw detection

The Note 9's camera combo has a built-in flaw detection tool, which instantly alerts you when a picture has blurriness or some other defect, allowing you to grab another quick shot.

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Galaxy Note 9: Auto enhancing features

Samsung has also added cool "Intelligent Camera" tricks where the camera can smartly recognize what's in a photo and adjust things like white balance and saturation.

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Galaxy Note 9: Cool video tricks

And, of course, there is super slow-mo.

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Galaxy Note 9: The rumors were true!

Moving on, Fortnite!

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Galaxy Note 9: Timed exclusive

The massively popular game is coming to the Galaxy Note 9 first this week.

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Galaxy Note 9: Unpacked is lit

Samsung really went all out with this Unpacked event; the staging is impressive.

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Galaxy Note 9: Precision sound

Oh, by the way, the Galaxy Note 9 has speakers tuned by AKG.

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Galaxy Note 9: More oomph

Going back to specs for a moment, Samsung said the Galaxy Note 9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.35GHz quad-core and 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

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Galaxy Note 9: Good for gamers

And there's a cooling system, so gamers can really put the Galaxy Note 9 to the test.

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S Pen: Look at that clickable button

Finally, the revamped S Pen!

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S Pen: Stealing the show

Samsung took quite a bit of time detailing the changes it made to the Galaxy Note 9's stylus.

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S Pen: Can't miss it

What do you think of that bright color?

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S Pen: Features Bluetooth Low Energy

Looks aside, this stylus comes with built-in BLE.

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S Pen: Remote control

With just a click of its button, you can take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play music, and more.

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S Pen: A differentiator

The S Pen is what truly separates the Galaxy Note 9 from its stablemates

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S Pen: Fast charging

It charges in the phone in under a minute, too.

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DeX: Make your phone or your PC

Next up: DeX. People use their smartphones for everything, and with the improvements in Samsung DeX, the reality of using your phone as your only computer are close to being realized.

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DeX: No more docking station

A DeX docking station is no longer required, as Samsung supports a simple in-line dongle for external HDMI display support.

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DeX: Catering to business users

It's clear that Samsung continues to push smartphone technology forward with the Note 9

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Galaxy Watch: It's official!

We're not done yet. Samsung has an all-new smartwatch, complete with Galaxy branding.

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Galaxy Watch: No more Gear branding

It's called Galaxy Watch.

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Galaxy Watch: Features

Samsung is touting the device's optimized processor, improved battery life, LTE, and health features.

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Galaxy Watch: Comes in two different sizes

The Galaxy Watch comes in two different sizes: 42mm or 46mm. Samsung is touting multiple day battery life and LTE connectivity for those who want to leave his or her smartphone behind.

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Galaxy Watch: Sarts at $329

The 42mm model will cost $329, with the bigger model coming in at $349. The watch will be available starting August 24 on Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Samsung.

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Wireless Charger Duo: No release date or price yet

Oh, and it'll work with a Wireless Charger Duo charging station that also fits the Galaxy Note 9.

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Bixby: 2.0 is here

Bixby is getting some airtime as well.

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Bixby: More conversational

Samsung said its virtual assistant is now more conversational.

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Bixby: Now works with Google Maps

It's also getting updates to work with Google Maps.

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Galaxy Home: Samsung enters smart speaker race

What's this? A Bixby smart speaker? It's called Galaxy Home, naturally.

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Galaxy Home: Six speakers inside

It has six speakers inside the device, which looks HomePod-sized, and it has a subwoofer.

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Galaxy Home: Details are slim

Sadly, there aren't many details about Galaxy Home just yet.

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Galaxy Home: Harman-designed

Samsung-owned Harman appears to have designed the smart speaker and incorporated its technologies.

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Galaxy Home: Far-field voice recognition

Samsung said it has eight microphones to pick up your voice from all directions.

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Galaxy Home: Smart home control

It'll double as a Samsung SmartThings hub, too.

That's it, folks! Samsung is wrapping things up now. What do you think?

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