Features of electronic giant’s first smartwatch revealed — Samsung Galaxy Watch

Sergio Cunningham
August 10, 2018

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As an exclusive to Samsung, the game will not be available through the Google Play store, but will be available on other Samsung devices through the Galaxy game launcher.

Details on the device are scant, and Samsung did not announce pricing or availability. Both offer microSD slots, allowing users to expand the Note 9's onboard storage up to 1TB.

Pre-orders for the smartphone will kick off tomorrow on 10 August, with the 6GB/128GB model costing £899, and the 8GB /512GB storage model priced at £1,099.

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. Not that it was much of a surprise since literally everything there was to know about the phone had leaked in the months leading up to yesterday's event, but the Galaxy Note 9 is without question one of the hottest smartphones in the world right now.

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

It's very similar to the Gear S3 watch design, with a large face and durable-feeling metal body.

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In terms of models and colours, the 42mm and 46mm versions of the Galaxy Watch is available in Midnight Black or Rose Gold, however, the available straps differ between the two.

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Sure, you may get more color options with the smaller watch, but if the big size fits you, we recommend that one for its extra battery capacity.

In the United States, the Galaxy Watch price starts at $329 for the 42mm version and is back to $349.99 for the 46mm version. The redesigned smartwatch has a circular screen, is water-resistant, and can connect to LTE cellular networks, the company said.

Health is a big component of the Galaxy Watch, which expands on Samsung Health with new stress management and breathing features. That means it has 39 built-in workouts for you to try, calorie tracking that can tie into Bixby Vision and automatically log nutritional information for you. It also has eight far-field microphones for use with the assistant. I didn't get chance to try out Bixby on the Galaxy Watch during our brief hands-on session though, so I will withhold judgement until I can test it out properly.

Well, the same can not be said of the Galaxy Note 9.

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