By 5pm, #unpacked was trending at No 1 on Twitter yesterday as Samsung hosted its Global Unpack Event to launch the new Samsung Galaxy Note9, its new flagship phone, worldwide. In South Africa, the event was held at the swish Marble restaurant where guests and media were wined and dined on David Higgs’ sumptuous fare while tuning in to the live unveiling of the new-generation phablet in New York.
Referred to as 'the world’s most advanced smartphone' by Samsung CEO DJ Koh, this is a phone that’s outstanding in its storage capacity, camera functionality, battery power and performance.
'This is the most powerful Samsung phone,' said Drew Blackard, Director: Product Marketing. The smallest memory storage, with 6GB of RAM, is 128GB, which Blackard says is the equivalent of 670 hours of movies and series, while the largest is 512GB with 8GB. A MicroSD added to the 512GB version will give you 1TB of memory.
The all-day battery
Running on a 4 000mAh cell, the size of this smartphone’s battery may be the most compelling reason to get the Note9. While it certainly can last you the whole day, whether it indeed will deliver on that promise comes down to what you use this p...