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The LTE models of the Galaxy Watch will be available later in 2018.

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Samsung's latest device enters the ring at a time of slowing smartphone demand globally and a disappointing performance by its cousin, the Galaxy S9.

And a Dual Aperture lens adjusts to light just like the human eye with Samsung boasting that no matter the lighting conditions, Galaxy Note 9's top-tier camera delivers a crystal-clear shot.

The Galaxy Watch comes in a silver 46mm version and 42mm option in black or rose gold.

Pre-orders for the smartphone will kick off tomorrow on 10 August, with the 6GB/128GB model costing £899, and the 8GB /512GB storage model priced at £1,099. But we learned a bit more about the Watch at this event. It's got all those things a 4G smartwatch can offer, and it's coming to EE first.

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Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 in NY, banking on the larger-screen device to rejuvenate sales of a struggling flagship line and fend off Apple Inc.'s upcoming iPhones over the holidays. It'll also go up against the new iPhones, typically unveiled in September. There are buttons on the side, and you can also rotate the watch bezel to cycle through apps and menus.

"At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining innovation within our products, and we are excited to continue the proud heritage of our Galaxy line with our wearables", said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

In the U.S., the Galaxy Watch price starts at $329 for the 42mm version and is back to $349.99 for the 46mm version. That extra RAM may be to keep the cellular connection running.

Now, Oreo is yesterday's news with the launch of Android 9 Pie. The Galaxy Watch can track 39 exercises, six of them automatically without you even having to launch the device's workout mode. It has a subwoofer too and 8 far-field microphones for picking up your voice, since Bixby is here as well. I didn't get chance to try out Bixby on the Galaxy Watch during our brief hands-on session though, so I will withhold judgement until I can test it out properly.

In terms of OS, the Galaxy Watch retains Tizen, now in its 4.0 incarnation. The Note 9 is also a big phone - so if you're a fan of smaller screens then you'll probably want to stick with the iPhone.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the best smartwatch Samsung has ever made. However, it falls just short of an instabuy, and especially so if you have the Gear S3 or Gear Sport. The South Korean company has doubled down on power, design and functionality. Or simply watching below.

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