Samsung’s vice-chairman and CEO of Electronics, DJ Koh, smiled broadly as he stood with a bright yellow S-pen in hand at the Samsung Unpacked event. Koh told the crowd in New York and those streaming the event from across the world that Samsung had laid the foundation to move beyond smart devices to intelligent experiences. The twice-a-year unveiling of Samsung’s cellphone and smart offerings is always a big deal in the tech world. This time was no different, as the leading cellphone brand unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 with the biggest battery to date — which Samsung promises won’t explode. Its flagship device was initially seen as a niche offering in 2011 due to its size, but as cellphone screen trends continue to scale up so did the Note’s sales. In spite the firestorm that was the Note 7, the Note 8 had the biggest preorder and sales numbers in South Korea and the US in the device’s history. It is also considered one of the main positive contributors to the company’s first-quarter n...

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