Samsung Galaxy Note 9 AI Camera Features Leaked, S Pen to Come in Colour Options

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 AI Camera Features Leaked, S Pen to Come in Colour Options

S Pen will come in different colour options and Samsung will sell them separately

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Camera app in Galaxy Note 9 to get some AI features
  • Samsung to sell S Pen separately
  • S Pen comes with a finer tip and supports 4,096 levels of pressure

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will get unveiled this week, but with all the rumours that have been surfacing on the Web, we probably know what to expect from the smartphone. Besides all the leaks, the Galaxy Note 9 has also been showcased in several teasers released by Samsung itself. However, leaks are still pouring in tipping the expected specifications and features of the upcoming handset. A recent leak has suggested that the Galaxy Note 9 will have AI-based features. Samsung will also reportedly give early Galaxy Note 9 buyers a choice between the AKG Y50 Bluetooth wireless headphones and 15000 Fortnite V-Bucks. Additionally, a leak has also suggested the features of the S Pen stylus that will reportedly also be sold standalone by Samsung.

As per a post by a tipster on Reddit, citing an unnamed Samsung trainer, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will come with AI-based features that will be able to optimise the camera based on the subject detected, such as landscape, portrait, food, and more. The new camera is also said to have speech bubbles that pop out if it detects an image having any imperfections such as “blurriness, eyes blinking, and hand shaking too much.”

According to the Reddit user, pre-order offers on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 include wireless noise-cancelling headphones from AKG worth $299 or the Fortnite package. Also, buyers would be given the option to get both if they pay $100, the user added. This piece of information has been reaffirmed by an image of Galaxy Note 9 Value Pack retail box shared by Dutch site Techtastic. The retail box includes the AKG headphones along with a car mount.

The leaks suggest that the S Pen stylus in Galaxy Note 9 will let users double tap a button to flip camera mode via by doubling as a remote shutter. Also, the S Pen will be able to deliver up to 30 minutes of use by charging for just 40 seconds. Also, the leak suggests that S Pen will come in different colour options and Samsung will separately sell different colour styli. However, there is no information on the pricing. The colour of the stylus is also said to determine the colour of the on-screen memo font.

Also, when it comes to Samsung Dex, the Galaxy Note 9 will reportedly be able to enter Dex mode without a dock, just by using a USB Type-C to HDMI cable. The display of the Galaxy Note 9 will be 6.4-inch but the footprint of the smartphone will remain the same as the Galaxy Note 8, the Reddit user added.

Meanwhile, a new report has hinted at the features of the S Pen stylus that will arrive with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. As per a WinFuture report, the S Pen will get Bluetooth support, a feature that has been suggested in leaks multiple times. The report says that the button at the top of the stylus can now be used for the first time as a remote control for the smartphone. The report claims that the S Pen can be used to trigger images, remotely control presentations, or even operate other apps without having to touch the handset itself. The images leaked in the report suggest that the stylus comes with a finer tip and now supports 4,096 levels of pressure for a very precise control over your drawings or hand-written messages.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • KEY SPECS
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Display6.40-inch
Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Front CameraYes
Resolution1440x2960 pixels
RAM6GB
OSAndroid 8.1
Rear CameraYes
Battery Capacity4000mAh
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The S Corp Versus the LLC

In my previous post I advised small businesses about the upcoming March 15 deadline for S Corp election. I wanted to follow up with a more detailed look at the two most popular business entities for small businesses:  the S Corporation and LLC (Limited Liability Company).

These two entities share several key similarities. Perhaps most importantly, both will protect your personal assets from any potential liabilities of the company (whether from an unhappy customer, unpaid supplier, or anyone else who might pursue legal action). With both the S Corporation and LLC, your personal finances, home vehicles and other assets are all safe. In addition, both structures allow a business to borrow money and sell equity in order to raise capital. Both stay in existence until they are dissolved, without need for periodic renewal. And both offer pass-through tax treatment when it comes to federal income tax.

Given these similarities, how do you decide which is the better choice for your particular business? While circumstances vary among individuals and individual businesses, here are some general guidelines to help you understand the differences and their impact.

The S Corp Versus the LLC

1. Business Formality

The LLC is ideal for companies that don’t want or need much formality, but still want legal protection. In a corporation (S-Corp or C-Corp), Articles of Incorporation must be filed; bylaws have to be written; officers have to be named; a board of directors elected; and minutes must be filed and resolutions passed whenever you want to make changes to the company. In the LLC, this isn’t the case. LLCs just use an informal “operating agreement.” Depending on your particular type of business and the individuals involved, this could either be a great time and money saver, or the gateway to potential conflict down the road.

2. The S Corporation Restricts Who Can Be a Shareholder

An S Corp cannot have more than 100 shareholders (of course, this limitation is probably not of much consequence to many small businesses). All individual shareholders must be either U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. By contrast, the LLC does not have such restrictions on owners.

3. The S Corporation Has Strict Income Allocation

In an LLC, income and loss can be allocated disproportionately among the owners; in the S Corp, income and loss are assigned to each shareholder strictly based on their pro-rata share of ownership.

So what does this mean? If I own 80 percent of an LLC, my share of the tax burden doesn’t necessarily have to be 80 percent of the taxable income. But if I own 80 percent of an S-Corp and that company makes $100,000 in taxable income, I will be taxed on $80,000 of income.

4. The S Corporation Cannot Increase Pass-Through Losses

In certain circumstances, the IRS allows the loss in an S Corp or LLC to pass through to the individual shareholders. However, the LLC allows you to pass through more loss than in the S Corp, most notably when it comes to real estate. In an LLC used for real estate investments, however, the members are allowed to add the amount of the mortgage to their basis for the purpose of computing a loss. Clearly, that can add up to a significant difference in your tax statement.

5. Venture Funds Typically Do Not Want to Invest in LLCs

If your company is considering raising venture capital down the road, be advised that the C Corporation is a venture capital firm’s clear choice for the type of legal entity for their investment. Converting an LLC into a C Corp entails a complete merger and can be a rather complicated process involving accountants and possibly lawyers. By contrast, converting an S-Corp to a C Corp can be done in a day with a single tax form (you’re basically unchecking the box for S Corp tax election).

Choosing the right business structure for your business is a weighty issue and will ultimately depend on all the unique aspects of your particular business needs, vision and circumstances. But no matter what entity you choose, taking a serious look at your legal structure is important and will help you scale far more smoothly (and avoid any legal and liability pitfalls) in years to come.

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Samsung Throws a Curve with a Giant Display on the Gear S Smartwatch

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The display on the new Samsung Gear S smartwatch may not be the first in the company’s line of wearables to feature a curved face. But with a 2-inch OLED display, it is certainly the largest. And with 3G connectivity, the Gear S is one of the few smartwatches allowing you to get online even if you are nowhere near your smartphone.

Samsung has just announced that four of the top mobile carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless — will be offering the new wearable device. And AT&T announced late last week that customers could begin previewing the device in 125 of its retail stores.

This makes the sixth in Samsung’s line of smartwatches since announcing the Samsung Galaxy Gear last year. Since then, other tech companies including Apple, HTC, Motorola, and Sony have all announced plans for similar devices.

Samsung announced plans for the Gear S smartwatch at the end of August, around the time the company was unveiling one of its more unusual wearable devices, a tech necklace called the Samsung Gear Circle. But this is the first time the company has announced more specific details about the new smartwatch’s release.

Besides its large curved Super AMOLED display, the Gear S’s other main selling point may be its connectivity. The new wearable device will use 3G and WiFi to access the Web. Its Bluetooth connection keeps the Gear S linked to a compatible smartphone even when that phone is not in immediate proximity.

That means you’ll be able to send and receive phone calls and use other functions even when you don’t have your smartwatch on you, according to the company.

In a recent release on the device, Samsung Electronics CEO and head of IT and mobile communication J.K. Shin explained:

“The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable device and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”

Android Central also reports that the Gear S smartwatch will operate on a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and a 300mAh battery. Samsung says the Gear S battery can last up to 2 full days.

Unlike some newer wearable devices, the Gear S will not use the Android Wear operating system. Instead, the device relies on the Tizen operating system. Tizen is Samsung’s answer to Android as a mobile OS.

No pricing has been discussed for the new Gear S, yet. However, Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear smartwatch currently retails at $199. So this may be some indication of what we can expect in terms of pricing on the new device.

Image: Samsung

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Samsung Throws a Curve with a Giant Display on the Gear S Smartwatch

092514 gear s

The display on the new Samsung Gear S smartwatch may not be the first in the company’s line of wearables to feature a curved face. But with a 2-inch OLED display, it is certainly the largest. And with 3G connectivity, the Gear S is one of the few smartwatches allowing you to get online even if you are nowhere near your smartphone.

Samsung has just announced that four of the top mobile carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless — will be offering the new wearable device. And AT&T announced late last week that customers could begin previewing the device in 125 of its retail stores.

This makes the sixth in Samsung’s line of smartwatches since announcing the Samsung Galaxy Gear last year. Since then, other tech companies including Apple, HTC, Motorola, and Sony have all announced plans for similar devices.

Samsung announced plans for the Gear S smartwatch at the end of August, around the time the company was unveiling one of its more unusual wearable devices, a tech necklace called the Samsung Gear Circle. But this is the first time the company has announced more specific details about the new smartwatch’s release.

Besides its large curved Super AMOLED display, the Gear S’s other main selling point may be its connectivity. The new wearable device will use 3G and WiFi to access the Web. Its Bluetooth connection keeps the Gear S linked to a compatible smartphone even when that phone is not in immediate proximity.

That means you’ll be able to send and receive phone calls and use other functions even when you don’t have your smartwatch on you, according to the company.

In a recent release on the device, Samsung Electronics CEO and head of IT and mobile communication J.K. Shin explained:

“The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable device and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.”

Android Central also reports that the Gear S smartwatch will operate on a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and a 300mAh battery. Samsung says the Gear S battery can last up to 2 full days.

Unlike some newer wearable devices, the Gear S will not use the Android Wear operating system. Instead, the device relies on the Tizen operating system. Tizen is Samsung’s answer to Android as a mobile OS.

No pricing has been discussed for the new Gear S, yet. However, Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear smartwatch currently retails at $199. So this may be some indication of what we can expect in terms of pricing on the new device.

Image: Samsung

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