Home Home Tech VIDEO: Samsung unleashing Galaxy Note 9 on 9 August unto the world

Let there be a lightweight stylus, and there was a lightweight stylus. And some saw that it was good: it divided the Samsungs from the Apples, Sonys, Huaweis, LGs, Motorolas and HTCs.

Until Apple decides to extend usage of the Apple Pencil to the world of iPhones, in addition to the iPads whereupon it already resides (if you buy it as it is available separately), the world's best smartphone stylus is found in Samsung's Note series, with the latest Note 9 to presuambly feature in Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event on 9 August

More than a mere piece of plastic, it comes with various pressure levels, a button, and is able to command on-screen actions of many types.

Now, Apple may well decide its 2018 iPhones are finally ready to be touched by the fingertips holding an Apple Pencil, or some modified version thereof, but even if Apple does indeed decide to do such a thing, Samsung's notable Note series will have its own latest-gen stylus, too.

Quite what extra capabilities and goodies Samsung has on offer for its stylus is yet to be written, for Samsung has not yet unveiled unto the world what this new stylus will additionally be able to do.

Nor has Samsung yet announced how any future Note 9 will differ from the Note 8, beyond the expected faster processor, more RAM and greater amounts of memory and even better cameras than the S9 series offered.

However, when 9 August arrives, it will be a new beginning, where the spirit of Samsung will move upon the face of the Note 9's light emitting diodes.

Whether the Note 9 will be day and night in difference to its predecessor is uncertain, but the division between smartphones with and without styluses will continue widening, like a parting sea of any digitally inked colour you desire. 

And Samsung will no doubt say, let the Google Play Store and its developers bring forth ever more stylus compatible apps, whose seed shall spring forth more creativity and less mere pencil pushing.

May the fruits of those labours ensure that we all see that it is good, even if it does not run the heavenly iOS, but instead, Android P: nice if available, but more likely to still be running Android OS Oreo 8.1. 

That said, may we nevertheless see Samsung's Note 9 launch on 9 August, likely to be early in the morning of 10 August for us Australians at this Samsung website (closer to the time of launch, with the current link showing the S9 and S9+), and, if there is plenty of excitement, we'll all need a day of rest to recover.

Until then, we can but speculate and look up to the heavens and pray that it indeed is good, and also take a peek at Samsung's teaser video below:


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