Welcome to your end-of-the-week Morning After. This week included detailed impressions of two divisive new Galaxy Notes from Samsung, Instagram’s ‘huge booty’ problem (it’s real and it’s pretty serious), and a laptop that has all the ports you could ever possibly want. And if you want a Subway meatball sub without the meat, Beyond has you covered.
Say hello to two new Galaxy Note phones. The Note 10 is a little smaller (6.3 inches) than last year’s model, while the Note 10+ is a little bigger (6.8 inches).
However, both come with new gesture controls, lack of a headphone port and the usual sumptuous Samsung screen. In short, it’s more choice for your stylus-toting lifestyle. Preorders start August 8th, while the devices will be in stores on August 23rd, so you can go check them out before splurging that $950 (or $1,100 if you pick the bigger Note 10.
Samsung also gave a deep-dive tour of its upgraded S Pen stylus and its gesture controls, or Air Actions. These will let users activate shortcuts and perform specific actions by drawing shapes above the screen.