Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 today, the latest in its stylus-welding line of smartphones. This year's model starts at $1499 for the 128GB model and $1799 for a 512GB version. If you want one, it's probably in your best interest to act fast.
We can finally dispense with the endless leaks and rumours - the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has officially arrived! Here are the specifications, pricing details and release date for the Australian market.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 officially goes up for pre-order today. Here's how to nab one:
In general, it's always best to buy an unlocked phone directly from the manufacturer rather than through a carrier, and Samsung is now offering the Note 9 on its website. It's worth noting that you might miss out on some telco-specific discounts by buying direct (Telstra is throwing in a free Galaxy Tab A, for example.) However, unlocked phones purchased directly from the manufacturer aren't tied to a carrier, which means you can use them with other SIM cards when you travel and you're not going to get hit with a huge charge if you decide to ditch your current telco for someone new down the line.
With your pre-order through Samsung, you can snag the 512GB model for the price of the 128GB version, which works out to a saving of $300. (This is arguably a better pre-order deal that in the US, where Samsung is offering a pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones or 15,000 V-bucks for the game Fortnite.