[Update: Beta arriving] Samsung's One UI Pie beta now available on unlocked Note 9 in the US

Update 1: 2018/12/05 2:37pm PST

It’s only been a week since we saw Samsung first start accepting sign-ups for the Note9’s One UI Pie beta program, and reports have already begun arriving of the software

Samsung has traditionally been behind on UI design, which I know is shocking for the company that brought you TouchWiz. However, it’s trying to turn things around with One UI. The revamped Pie-based interface is coming next year in stable form, but there’s a beta. Read More[Update: Beta arriving] Samsung’s One UI Pie beta now available on unlocked Note 9 in the US was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Enter to win one of 99 Galaxy Note9s when you spend $9.99 or more during dbrand's 30% off sale [Sponsored Post]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed by, but there are still deals to be had and contests afoot. One of the craziest is drand’s Cyber Week giveaway. From now until the end of the week every order of $9.99 earns you an entry to win one of 99 Samsung Galaxy Note9s. Yes, you read that right: dbrand is giving away nearly $100,000 in phones.

Better yet, everything on dbrand’s site is 30 percent off; skins for phones, consoles, tablets, laptops, and more – it’s all on sale. Read MoreEnter to win one of 99 Galaxy Note9s when you spend $9.99 or more during dbrand’s 30% off sale [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung's One UI Pie beta now available on unlocked Note 9 in the US

Samsung has traditionally been behind on UI design, which I know is shocking for the company that brought you TouchWiz. However, it’s trying to turn things around with One UI. The revamped Pie-based interface is coming next year in stable form, but there’s a beta. That beta has apparently expanded to US unlocked Note 9 devices. Yay.

When Samsung started the Pie beta, it only allowed Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners to join. Read MoreSamsung’s One UI Pie beta now available on unlocked Note 9 in the US was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Exynos-powered Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM is just $650 on eBay

At an MSRP of $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 is one of those phones that many wait for discounts on to pick up. We’ve seen the Exynos dual-SIM model discounted a few times in the past, but this price of $649.99 on eBay is the lowest we’ve seen yet.

This version of the Note9 (SM-N960F/DS) sports a 6.4″ 1440p AMOLED display, an Exynos 9810, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a dual 12MP rear camera setup, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. Read MoreExynos-powered Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM is just $650 on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Galaxy Note9 gets an exclusive 'First Snow White' color for Taiwan

The Taiwan branch of Samsung Electronics has just announced what is roughly translated as a “First Snow White” version of its popular Galaxy Note9. The new color is timed to welcome the winter season, and for the time being it’s not only a Taiwan exclusive, but sale is limited to just a handful of stores in the country.

Images (including hero) via Samsung Taiwan’s Facebook. 
Precise details about the launch are difficult to determine, given the original press release was in Chinese (and the translated version has some pretty strange statements to make about flywheels), but we do know what it looks like. Read MoreGalaxy Note9 gets an exclusive ‘First Snow White’ color for Taiwan was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now just $700] Samsung's international Galaxy Note9 drops to $770 on eBay ($230 off)

Update 1: 2018/10/29 12:29pm PDT

Even with those band issues to keep in mind, the Note9 for $770 was a pretty solid deal. Still, if you were on the fence about picking one up, you

If you’ve been eyeing a Galaxy Note9, then you might be interested in this deal. Over on eBay, you can pick up a 128GB dual-SIM Note9 (Exynos variant) for just $769.99, which is a good drop from the last time we saw this deal. Read More[Update: Now just $700] Samsung’s international Galaxy Note9 drops to $770 on eBay ($230 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung's international Galaxy Note9 drops to $770 on eBay ($230 off)

If you’ve been eyeing a Galaxy Note9, then you might be interested in this deal. Over on eBay, you can pick up a 128GB dual-SIM Note9 (Exynos variant) for just $769.99, which is a good drop from the last time we saw this deal. Keep in mind that this is the international variant (SM-N960F/DS), so it won’t necessarily be a stellar experience here in the U.S.
The Note9 is one of the best Android phones around. Read MoreSamsung’s international Galaxy Note9 drops to $770 on eBay ($230 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung's double value trade-in program offers up to $600 when you buy a Galaxy S9, S9+, or Note 9

Samsung’s phones are a bit more expensive at every tier than competing devices, but it does offer competitive trade-in values for older phones. Today, those values are effectively doubled for most phones. You can shave up to $600 off the price of a new Samsung device if you trade in your old phone.

The new doubled trade-in values are a bit odd because Samsung decided they should all be nice, round numbers. Read MoreSamsung’s double value trade-in program offers up to $600 when you buy a Galaxy S9, S9+, or Note 9 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

ARCore v1.5 adds support for OnePlus 6T, ROG Phone, Razer Phone, Xperia X, and many more [APK Teardown]

Google’s ARCore team just rolled out a new update that appears to bring the augmented reality framework to several more phones and tablets. Some hot new (and upcoming) devices are on the list, like the Galaxy Note9, OnePlus 6T, and ROG Phone. These are also joined by some older models like the Sony Xperia X.
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