Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been officially unveiled on stage in Brooklyn, New York.

It's the latest phablet from the South Korean firm, replacing the Galaxy Note 8 and sliding in above the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

Samsung is billing the Galaxy Note 9 as the most powerful smartphone its ever made, and it comes with a huge 6.4-inch display.

There fingerprint scanner has been centered beneath the dual cameras on the rear to make it easier to hit, and there are four colors: Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black and Metallic Copper.

It boasts the biggest battery ever in a Galaxy Note device, and storage starts at 128GB, and it also comes in a 512GB version of the phone. Both variants sport a microSD port, supporting cards up to 512GB - a theoretical 1TB of storage could be on offer.

Watch our hands on video below to see the Galaxy Note 9 in action