Pabliell, 14 Jul 2018Exactly the point, don't expect gaming. So watching 360 videos and photos only. Yea, 4K and hi... moreMoore legislated a promise that improvements wouldn't come at a cost. So it shouldn't cost more (he said, remembering the yesteryears of sub 500 euro flagships).
the "new" "super" "powerful" "note". ugh! -_-
AnonD-762416, 14 Jul 2018Mobile VR is already adapted to low performing GPU's. The higher resolution is obvious for any... moreExactly the point, don't expect gaming. So watching 360 videos and photos only. Yea, 4K and higher resolution will work great for it. But is it worth the cost now?
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2018This is what happens when you lock yourself in an borrowed OS (Android) that thousands others ... moreYou do know that anyone can mod Android to work as they like? There is no native support for pressure sensitive pens in Android. Yet, Samsung has done it for something like seven years. That is the reason most manufacturers choose Android. It's part of the biggest mobile ecosystem but it still allows you to use hardware no one else uses.
Pabliell, 14 Jul 2018Maybe it is, but it doesn't mean it will be a better experience if you get 4K display. Why? Be... moreMobile VR is already adapted to low performing GPU's. The higher resolution is obvious for anyone who's actually used a VR headset. Even 4k isn't anywhere near an optimal resolution for VR. General apps doesn't suffer massive performance drop with a higher resolution as long as the GPU is optimised for the resolution. There's no problem running 4k for desktop usage on a PC with an Intel integrated GPU, as long as you don't expect gaming.
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2018This is what happens when you lock yourself in an borrowed OS (Android) that thousands others ... moreAll those luxury models and you have a store with barely any premium apps to match the hardware.
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2018This is what happens when you lock yourself in an borrowed OS (Android) that thousands others ... moreIPhone sells so well because they knew how to polish and market too well. And sadly people buy into it too well.
And you're right. It's higher specs and features that separate the Droid. And marketing. And Samsung has that. Though that gap is not quite the same as it used to be and prices are still on the rise. Though it's not as over priced as the Sony xzp2 or whichever. Or the pixel 2xl.and didn't skimp on ram and cameras like LG did.
This is what happens when you lock yourself in an borrowed OS (Android) that thousands others use. It's hard to differentiate. Once, Samsung was the only one in Android world who knew how to make smartphones but now everybody knows. However good the design is, if the OS is the same like thousand other you have nothing better to offer than the others. Apple can still have the same design and sell because the iPhone is not just the hardware, it's also the OS, the ecosystem, an iPhone has many ways to differentiate from the others.
AnonD-762416, 13 Jul 2018Mobile VR is more common than PC VR. It's a thing that works decently well on mobile as the ph... moreMaybe it is, but it doesn't mean it will be a better experience if you get 4K display. Why? Because you need computing power to run it. Sure, your videos might look better, smartphones are capable of 4K playback, no problem. But what about other applications? Doubling the amount of pixels without doubling your processing power will equal even worse experience than it is now. That's why PC VR is the way to go, you can have as much power there as you can buy. Then go ahead and put even 8K display in there.
Pabliell, 13 Jul 2018Jack of all trades is master of none. VR needs a lot of computing power, which mobiles don't h... moreMobile VR is more common than PC VR. It's a thing that works decently well on mobile as the phone has a lot of the used sensors built in. Make a HMD good enough, like the Gear VR and you actually have a pretty decent VR headset. So, making the phone's resolution as high as possible isn't a question of "jack of all trades", it's a question of making the phone better at what it's used for by many.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2018you could also ask ''but if I want my phone and my pizza sub to be one tasty device''? Not a... moreVR HMD's are made using the same display technology form the same factories as your smartphone. Your analogy is irrelevant.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2018Well you don't have too much design freedom when you have to put: A large screen Cameras ... moreYou don't have much room on the front, true. But the back of the phone? So many ways of placing cameras, fingerprint scanner and so many different materials could be used to make a phone different from the others. And what do we get? All flagships this year so far have glass back, with 3 different ways of camera placement. That's all, no more diversity across all flagships. It's a joke.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2018Tacky as usual from SamesungWhat is tacky about this phone??? Are you referring to the blue / gold color combo?
Kudos to Samsung for picking a color that is not used often. Maybe you would like it if they chose Red and were slammed for copying apple, oppo or hauwei because they obviously trademarked the color red.
It's got the beautiful infinity display (still better than every other phone out there), the barely there bezels are top of it's class aesthetically.
It's amazing how many people can't get over the fact that Samsung took a chance and nailed a home run with the infinity display (which, again is the best looking display out there), followed by LG I guess with some sort of curved edges.
Amazing job Samsung, looking forward to the Note 9 and S10!
Whackcar, 13 Jul 2018Am i the only one who likes the blue/yellow combo?I think that color combo looks beautiful.
You've got a great looking blue phone (and not a gross light / pastel blue either) in your hand. People are wondering what is that device he's got. Then you pull out the gold(ish) colored S Pen.... people stand in awe at how awesome this person is.
I LOVE IT.
triplemaxidol, 13 Jul 2018There's nothing much to expect, that phone looks like Galaxy Note 8 Minor FaceLift. The innova... moreDual variable aperture? Biggest aperture on the market? The fastest android processor on the market (with 6gb ram even faster in real life than the X)? The new S pen with bluetooth which makes ur notes on paper digital?
How is that not innovation. Innovation is a process. Every 2 years the biggest updates happen. Wait till the s10 and be amazed
Am i the only one who likes the blue/yellow combo?
Nothing very impressive comparing to note 8 who has note 8 will wait to note 10
Sammy, has come to these petty gimmicks, for selling their 850$ release! Colors like youngster, is Cheapest joke! This is an Executive Model and typical colours is necessary! How many youngsters would afford an N9!
Re bottom hole alignment etc, to be honest, the Note is a functional productivity device - and people don't tend to see the base, it's normally facing down. I do hope the 9 has stereo speakers. Anyone know if that is rumored?