At a New York press event on Thursday, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Home smart home speaker, a Galaxy Watch wearable and the high-end Note 9 phone. Featuring incremental updates like a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen stylus, a higher-capacity battery and a slightly bigger display, the Note 9 doesn’t exactly deliver any new earth-shattering technology in the mobile space. That being said, Samsung could be saving a lot of goodies for its next flagship phones in 2019 (yes, we’re thinking that far ahead), which are expected to be called the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. Now Playing: Watch this: Samsung, here’s what the Note 9 needs 2:45 In addition to the predictable advancements we expect to see in the next year (like running the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS out of the box, having the next Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm and improved camera features in general), we’ve compiled a list of features that we didn’t get in the Note 9 — features that we hope Samsung may just be holding off for its next Galaxy S10 go-round. In-screen fingerprint reader The Note 9’s fingerprint reader is now located below the rear cameras. This is a notable improvement from the Note 8, which had the sensor right next to the camera lenses. While greasy fingerprints are less likely to smudge the camera with this new placement, an even better location for the reader would be within or beneath the display. Known as Fingerprint On Display, or FOD, we’ve already seen this technology in… [Read full story]
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