The Samsung Unpacked Event 2018 showcased three new products to add to the already impressive Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, which are the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Home and Galaxy Watch. With such an emphasis on connectivity, productivity and a seamless digital experience, perhaps that smart home or office of the future is coming a lot sooner than we think.

Here are 9 things you should know about the Unpacked Event 2018 and Samsung Malaysia:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • Biggest display yet on a Note at 6.4 inches
  • “All day battery” at 4000mAh, 700mAh more than the Note 8
  • New 512GB storage variant
  • Expandable memory via microSD up to 1TB
  • 10nm CPU Octa-Core (4x2.7GHz Mongoose M3 and 4x1.8Ghz Cortex-A55) or Octo-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) dependent on region
  • GPU will either be a Mali-G72 MP18 or a Adreno 630
  • Intelligent Camera (Iris Camera, scene recognition, flaw detection for smudges or subject blinked, et cetera. et cetera)
  • Globally 4 colours choices (Midnight Black, Ocean Blue with Yellow S-Pen, Metallic Copper, and Lavender Purple

Samsung S-Pen

  • Bluetooth low energy (BLE) remote
  • Can be used to snap pictures remotely, control slideshows or play music and videos
  • Other developers will be able to include BLE functionality into their apps
  • Charges in your phone with 1 minute of charging to last 30 minutes
  • If it runs out of battery, the S-Pen still retains its other uses

Samsung Malaysia

Samsung Malaysia Pre-order

  • Pre-orders begin 10th August till 19th August 2018 –
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available starting 24th 2018
  • RM3,699 – 128GB – Available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper
    • Free gift worth RM1,219 – Samsung Gear Sport
  • RM4,599 – 512GB – Available only in Midnight Black
    • Free gift worth RM1,531 – Samsung Gear Sport, Gear Sport Strap and Wireless Charger Pad

Galaxy Watch

Lazada Malaysia
  • Comes in two different sizes
  • LTE connectivity
  • AMOLED touch display
  • Reported several days of use on a single charge

Samsung DEX

Samsung DEX

  • Now only requires an HDMI to USB-C adapter
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can act as a keyboard and trackpad or be used independently and simultaneously with the external display while using DEX

Bixby 2.0


Lazada Indonesia
  • New improved conversational AI, it can answer follow-up questions
  • Include app integration, so no need to install 3rd party apps like Yelp
  • Bixby new AI will track your behaviour and what you like
    • If you liked  french restaurants in the past, it will prioritize and generate other French food when you ask about food or where to eat

Galaxy Home

  • A new smart speaker using Bixby and the Samsung ecosystem
  • A Cloth covered egg with three legs
  • 6 AKG speakers and a Subwoofer
  • 8 Microphones
  • Harman surround sound natural sound processing with SoundSteer (directional music)

Spotify Partnership

  • Samsung partners with Spotify for seamless music integration
  • Switch between Samsung device for an uninterrupted music experience
  • Spotify is now the default Bixby music option

Epic Games Partnership (Fortnite)


  • Fortnite launched beta test for Fortnite Android
  • Samsung users will be the first to get the invites
  • Current supported devices: Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
  • Purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 will include the Galaxy Skin

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