The Note 9 has now been unveiled and you can find full details here.
4.35pm UPDATE: Now it’s all about the S Pen which features Bluetooth technology.
With just a click, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more.
4.30pm UPDATE: Big exclusive as Epic Games says Samsung fans will get access to Fortnite first and be able to download an exclusive skin.
The Note 9 should be able to cope with gaming as it features a 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor and new Water Carbon Cooling system.
If it’s photography you are interested in you’ll find some big upgrades to the dual-lens camera.
Samsung says its new rear camera features Scene Optimiser, Flaw Detection and Dual Aperture lens, which adjusts to light just like the human eye
4.25pm UPDATE: Samsung reveals its new Note includes up to 512GB of memory which can be expanded to 1TB.
There’s also a huge 4,000mAh battery which Samsung claims will last a full day.
4.20pm UPDATE: The Note 9 has been officially confirmed with the device coming with a new blue colour and Gold S Pen.
It’s also got a 6.4-inch display and the fingerprint scanner which is now moved to below the camera to make it easier to use.
4.15pm UPDATE: Samsung boss, Dong-Jin Koh, says its new phone raises the bar for speed and performance.
4pm UPDATE: The event is now underway with the full Note 9 unveiling expected soon.
3.45pm UPDATE: Samsung’s big Unpacked event begins in 15 minutes with the firm expected to reveal a new Note 9 smartphone and Galaxy Watch wearable at its keynote in New York.
Express.co.uk will be bringing you full live updated from the event with full UK pricing, specs and an official release date all likely to be announced in the next hour
ORIGINAL STORY: Samsung fans have a big afternoon ahead as the Korean technology firm finally reveals its new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone to the world.
This all-new device is expected to be their most powerful to date with rumours suggesting a phone that will be packed with upgrades and new features.
So, if you love all the Note series has to offer here’s everything you need to know about today’s big Galaxy Unpacked launch event.
WHAT TIME DOES THE GALAXY NOTE 9 UNPACKED EVENT START?
Samsung is revealing all in New York at one of its famous Unpacked events.
The big unveiling is expected to start at 11am local time which is 4pm BST.
WHAT WILL BE NEW ON THE GALAXY NOTE 9?
There’s no official confirmation from Samsung about the Note 9, or its features, but speculation is rife that this phablet is receiving some decent upgrades.
It’s thought this new smartphone will continue with its giant edge-to-edge Infinity display that will stretch and curve across the entire phone.
Although the design isn’t thought to be that different from the previous Note 8 there could be one big change to the rear of the phone.
Samsung was heavily criticised for the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Note 8 – which was positioned alongside the camera lens.
Leaked pictures now show this vital sensor has been altered with it now placed in a more convenient position under the lens.
Along with this slightly improved design the Note 9 is also expected to feature a new dual-lens camera, all-glass case and power from Qualcomm’s 845 processor.
A larger 4,000mAh battery should help to make this device last a little longer and all signs point to a new S Pen which will include Bluetooth technology.
Finally, it’s thought that Samsung could launch a top-end Note 9 with a whopping 512GB of internal memory.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
We’ll have to wait for the event to get underway before we find out full pricing but it’s unlikely the Note 9 won’t be a bargain.
Some reports have suggested that the most expensive version of the Note 9 will cost in excess of £1,000.
Full details will be revealed during today’s keynote so watch this space.
WHEN CAN I BUY ONE?
That’s unclear right now but we’ll bring full release date news as soon as it’s announced.
However, with an iPhone launch expected within weeks, it’s unlikely that Samsung will wait too long before releasing this phone to the public.
One thing we know is that Samsung is expected to have the phone in the hands of fans before August 24 but this will only be for those who pre-order.
WHAT ELSE WILL SAMSUNG ANNOUNCE TODAY?
Today’s Unpacked is all about the Note 9 but Samsung may also reveal an updated wearable.
The Gear S4 could be announced later today and include some big changes including a new name.
Many experts are speculating that Samsung’s new smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch and could include a new design, bigger battery and improved health tracking features.