South Korean company Samsung Electronics introduced a new flagship in its family of smartphones — Galaxy Note 9 with extended battery life. Samsung also demonstrated its first “smart” column.
Thursday, 9 August, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 9. The presentation took place in new York, a live broadcast was conducted on the official website of the company.
The new device has a screen diagonal of 6.4 inches and a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels. Galaxy Note 9 has a camera where you can change the aperture value, which improves the picture quality. There is also an intelligent system photo correction: it automatically analyzes the picture and determines it to one of 20 categories (portrait, landscape, etc.), and then optimize the image depending on its category.
The new smartphone is available in two versions: with 128 GB of internal memory and 6 GB of RAM and 512 GB (8 GB).
One of the advantages of the device manufacturer has described the battery, the capacity of which is 4000 mAh. It is able to function during the day without recharging, according to the materials of the Samsung. To charge the device like you can with the wireless and the wired power supply.
To the smartphone attached stylus S Pen the new version. It is equipped with Bluetooth and can be used to switch music, camera control, etc. As the representative of Samsung, during the presentation, the company is preparing an affiliate program for developers so they can integrate the S Pen into their apps.
To promote a new device Samsung has partnered with developer Epic Games. Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 was the first device that will be available a mobile version of the game Fortnite, about it during the event, announced the CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney. In may, the company Epic Games has announced that it will allocate $100 million in prize money eSports tournament Fortnite in the season 2018/19. Now it is one of the most popular games in the world — in the middle of January the number of players exceeded 45 million
In Russia, Galaxy Note 9 goes on sale on 31 August 2018 and will be available in three colors: black, Indigo and copper. The price will be 69,99 thousand rubles for the model with a storage capacity of 128 GB and 89,99 thousand RUB over 512 GB.
According to MTS, in 2017, Russia has sold 28.4 million smartphones. The market volume amounted to 386 billion rubles. Samsung was the leader in the Russian market with a share of 25.2% in volume. In monetary terms, the company was 29.2 percent. Leader in sales of smartphones in Russia was an American Apple from 34.4% (in volume she held 12.8% of the market). In third place was China’s Huawei with a share of 9.6% in volume and 8.5% in monetary terms. According to the research company IDC, Samsung leads world smartphone market. The company’s share in 2017 amounted to 21.6% in unit sales: the company shipped 317,3 million devices.
Samsung also announced its interest in the production of multimedia systems — “smart” columns. The company demonstrated the device Galaxy Home, equipped with a voice assistant Bixby. It can be used to control devices “smart” home. A company representative reported that a column can “scan the space around them and control the sound”, directing it in the direction where the user is. Other details, including release date, Samsung promised to provide at the beginning of November.
Multimedia system is developing a number of large companies. A few years ago appeared the device Echo and Dot with voice assistant Alexa from Amazon. At the end of 2016, Google launched its Google ecosystem Home to voice-first (managed voice). In 2017, Apple introduced the HomePod, Xiaomi — Mi AI Speaker, Alibaba — Tmall Genie X1. In late may, a “smart” column — “Yandex.Station” presented Russian company “Yandex”.