Worst Day Ever – Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked August 30, 2018 – Posted in: Videos

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This has been, hands down the worst
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Work trip I’ve ever been on. I lost my luggage
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We lost all the footage from a previous trip. So instead of going home
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I am actually going to be going to Ottawa after this, and then we tried to stream our
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Galaxy Note 9 coverage from here at unpacked 2018 for 45 minutes before finally giving up
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But at least there’s a bright spot and the bright spot. Is that the Galaxy Note 9
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May very well be the sexiest phone we have ever seen
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In fact, not just may very well be look if I pull out the black one
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I think you’ve got a perfect reflection of Brandon in there making this officially the sexiest phone ever
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Right, right thumbs up for Brandon, sexy, please
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♪Intro Music♪
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So I had a whole bunch of plans
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You know best laid plans of mice and men we were gonna do the whole thing live
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I had this I had this whole joke where I was gonna do like our whole our old intro and I was gonna I was
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Gonna hold it up for for the camera. Oh look. Look, it’s Blair’s tech tips intro lol. You know what we’re gonna do it anyway
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*Very Deep Breath*
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Okay
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So the whole keynote started with a lot of very bold claims and grandiose messaging
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seek a life fulfilled with purpose and it
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Motivated to do more and the kinds of people who they imagine a no customer would be but of course
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All that does is set very high
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expectations for someone like me of this device and they’ve actually managed to do an incredible job of living up to
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Most of it so specs run down. It’s got a six point four inch display
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And the first thing I noticed about it once I got my hands on it was that it’s actually got a slightly
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By the look of things slightly wider bezel
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than the previous s9 plus and I actually am fully supportive of this change because I do find that every so
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occasionally
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I’ll have difficulty pressing something
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Especially when I’m reaching across the screen and I end up interfering with my button presses when I’m trying to type
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It’s got a 10 nanometer octa-core processor
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this was actually very telling one of the most interesting moments of the keynote for me was at the very end when their
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smartphone division head
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I forget what his actual exact title is and something along the lines of every year
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We work to make the note the most powerful most amazing smartphone ever. This is not easier every year frankly speaking
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And then he kind of laughed and it unlike the entire rest of the presentation really sounded genuine and he goes
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This not easy
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And it really is a great point because you can’t just keep stuffing better and better specs into a phone every time
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So it’s got an octa-core processor which depending on which region you’re in might actually mean something different
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So I’ve got my review device here
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Which I have already started to load apps on and of course
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the first thing was CPU said so it’s going to be some combination of dual sourced Snapdragon 845 processors and
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some variant of Exynos probably the same thing from the s9 and the s9 plus you can see that the
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Snapdragon is the one that turbos up to 2.8 and I think the other one maxes out at 2.7
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So they’re even listing separate frequencies for the different products depending on which capacity you get. I believe these are all
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128 gig versions you’ll get either 6 or 8 gigs of ram. They’re all
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Ip68 watcher and dust resistant. I refuse to call it waterproof
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They’ve all got fast wireless charging four thousand milliamp hour battery is this is another huge change
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I was not that impressed with the note eight and one of the things that I complained about was
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That I felt like Samsung was being really conservative with the battery capacity of it on the heels of the note 7 fire
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fiasco
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Gone, is that strategy? So they’ve brought their multi-point battery inspection process to a higher capacity
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Four thousand milliamp hour. That is a
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Great their messaging. It has an all-day battery and I actually
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Believe it
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Physically, there’s not gonna be a lot of surprises here. Actually, really love the color choices this year
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So they’ve got this they’re calling it copper to me. It’s more of like a bronzy type color really like this one
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They’ve got purple making a return they’re calling it lilac or something along those lines
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I like the s9 plus purple a little bit better
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But this one’s pretty Schmeck c2 they’ve got a blue and then of course they’ve got a more traditional
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black and most of them have matching s-pen colors
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But the blue one gets this really bold yellow color
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One of the things that stood out to me about all the color choices this year
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Is that Samsung he really has their own identity for colors?
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Now they have not piggybacked on anything that Apple is doing there’s no gold. There’s no red
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Everything here is uniquely Samsung one of the other big physical changes is the movement of the fingerprint sensor
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So we’ve got tons of different options for biometric security
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once again fingerprint sensor at the back
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Facial reader in the forward-facing camera as well as their iris scanner and these two you can put together for what they’re calling
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intelligent scan
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They spent a lot more time talking about their vast ecosystem of other products including mentioning things like refrigerators
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As they work towards sort of building a more connected world
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One of the more connected things that I saw demoed on stage was decks. So decks has gone from being this sort of
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weird feature that doesn’t make a ton of sense to me because you have to buy this extra accessory to something that looks very
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Seamless. So now all you need is a USB type-c to HDMI adapter and
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Boom you plug that into a display and presumably you can connect a keyboard and mouse via bluetooth, though
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They didn’t demo that they demoed using the note 9 as a touchpad
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That’s it that’s all it takes to get a desktop experience now Android still isn’t a great desktop or laptop experience
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this was particularly clear when Razer was showing off their concept for a phone that kind of
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Slotted into a laptop shell but with some work and it does seem like we’re going the right direction
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That could be a great way to take your work with you on the go
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Of course one of the big things they were talking about. Yes. Yes
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this is exciting was how much work you can take with you on the gore how much stuff so with the
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512 gig
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Which is going to be 1249 us and then it’s $9.99. Oops. That’s the wrong thing
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$9.99 us for the
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128 gig version
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They are saying that you can have up to a hundred
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Whoo, there it goes. You can have up to one terabyte of capacity and a phone
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Well, I say why wait because Samsung was saying well, you know, you got to wait for Samsung’s 512 gig microSD, not me. I
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Have the integral
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128 gig microSD, so we’re gonna do it first just for lols. I
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Actually don’t even know if this is a 512 gig phone
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It’s got a Seminole. Yes
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You saw it here first my friends that is assuming that I can get this in here
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512 gigs of microSD going into a note 9 I
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can’t remember to take that with me that tastes like
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$400
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Tap here to transfer media files boom just like that it comes up
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Absolutely, gorgeous get more space. Yeah, right as if I need it last thing
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I really want to spend some time on is the s-pen the s-pen is something that I’d always looked at as a really cool feature
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that I’m not likely to use but that all changes this time so somehow without
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Changing the form factor at least to my eye. I don’t have a no date on me today. They have managed to cram wireless charging
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Bluetooth and a battery into this thing. So now you can use it as
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remote capture for taking selfies
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You can use it to advance a PowerPoint presentation and they are even opening up the SDK. I think very soon
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They didn’t actually give a timeline on it
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but they’re gonna make the SDK available to everyone so it’ll be up to app developers how they want to use this and
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I’m assuming it was by clicking and double-clicking, but they were even able to go forward and backward within PowerPoint
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that is absolutely
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Fantastic, it charges it a minute lasts for 90 minutes and still has all the regular S Pen functionality that you would expect
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Passively without the battery on board being charged
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So this is a potential game-changer for someone who is a reluctant S Pen or like me the speakers are stereo now
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So that’s fantastic and they are AKG but it always becomes a little bit less meaningful when someone like Samsung says yeah
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They’re akj speakers, but then they they ran out and they acquired Harman which is the parent company of AKG last year
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so it probably wasn’t that hard to get the certification and
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I think that’s pretty much it. They didn’t say much about performance specifically
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Other than that, it’s got a water carbon cooling system, which is probably fancy branding for a heat pipe
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and oh
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Yeah, right. They announced the Galaxy watch which I wasn’t going to review
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But now I feel like I really need to get my hands on this thing is absolutely gorgeous
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It’s got LTE connectivity
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Just like Apple’s latest generation watch they say it lasts for three days on battery, which is a huge boon for someone like me
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Who’s been whining about watches not having a either always-on displays or be?
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Good batteries since they pretty much showed up on the market
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So let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see a dedicated video on that also
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they did a Bixby smart speaker, which
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