Barely a bum note struck with Samsung’s tricks and treats

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Barely a bum note struck with Samsung’s tricks and treats

Swipe, zoom and skip songs in mid air using the S Pen as a ‘wand’, which connects to the phone via Bluetooth

Matthew Field and James Titcomb

Samsung has revealed a new range of Galaxy Note smartphones, including one with its biggest ever screen, as the Korean giant attempts to get ahead of the arrival of Apple’s new iPhone in September.

The company unveiled two sizes of the device – the Note 10 and Note 10+, which have a 16cm and 17cm screen respectively. The company will also release a 5G-compatible version of the Note 10+ in an attempt to get a head start on the next generation of mobile networks.

The new devices will cost more than R18,500 for some models, with the lowest-priced Note 10 starting at R16,600 and higher prices for the larger model or extra memory. They will go on sale on August 23...

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