It’s a fine example of a first-world problem: Spend $1,000 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now, or endure the painful wait until next year and the potentially massive upgrades to come. That’s a decision some will have to weigh after Samsung unveiled its Note 9 at an event in New York on Thursday. To be fair, this is a question everyone will have to ask themselves. But it’s a particular dilemma for Note loyalists, who tend to be particularly into the latest and greatest. In Samsung’s own words, Note customers are “Looking for the best of the best when it comes to technology,” according to Suzanne De Silva, director of product marketing for its US business. Now Playing: Watch this: Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen stylus is a remote control 3:14 But what if the best now pales in comparison to mega upgrades we’ll see next year? The long-anticipated appearance of a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display is widely expected to show up in the Galaxy S10, and presumably the Note 10 as well. We may also finally see Samsung’s foldable phone. The most important advancement, however, will be the ability to tap into the supersonic 5G networks that the carriers are busy building now. The next-generation wireless technology is poised to spur a mobile revolution with enhanced speeds and responsiveness, and the carriers are falling all over themselves hyping up its potential. Keep in mind that typical consumers — even diehard Note fans — will own their… [Read full story]
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