Samsung also showed the new Tab S6 which comes with a similar S Pen stylus. It also revealed a third version of the recently released Galaxy Watch Active 2, a special edition made in partnership with Under Armour. It will come in a version that supports a Bluetooth connection to your phone - but not LTE - and is $30 more than the regular edition at US$309. Samsung says it will come with preloaded software that integrates with Under Armour's fitness ecosystem. It will have Under Armour's MapMyRun app built in, which, like other fitness apps, lets you track your runs on a map. Samsung is also tossing in six months of membership to UA's MVP version of MapMyRun, normally a $6 a month cost. It will pair directly with Under Armour's connected HOVR shoes, for even more run tracking accuracy. The HOVR connection is exclusive to this edition of the watch.
The Microsoft Connection
Microsoft and Samsung now have a closer partnership for Android mobile apps to help bridge the gap to Windows PCs. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appeared onstage, noting that this partnership is "a new chapter of our long-term commitment to improve productivity and eliminate the gap between mobile devices and the PC."
Samsung is bundling Microsoft's Your Phone app on its Galaxy Note 10, which mirrors Android text messages, notifications, and even your entire screen to a Windows 10 PC. For example, this lets you know if an e-mail was sent off one device like your phone but allows you to continue the thread in your Windows PC. Samsung is also building OneDrive sync support directly into its Gallery Android app, which will see photos sync directly to the cloud storage service.
Microsoft's Shilpa Ranganathan, head of the company's mobile and cross-device experiences, revealed that Microsoft will allow Your Phone users to make and receive calls directly from their PC later this year.
Samsung also unveiled a laptop called the Samsung Galaxy Book S. As rumored, the Galaxy Book S ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip (7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor) and runs Windows 10. Interestingly, it features a traditional clamshell design, which is different from the 2-in-1 stylings of the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book 2. It looks to have a thin, minimal design, with two USB-C ports and a headphone jack.
Sadly, the headphone jack is gone but both Note 10 series come with a USB toggle.
Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Book S laptop running Windows 10 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip. It features a traditional clamshell design, different from previous 2-in-1 stylings of the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book 2. It is ultra-thin, minimally designed with two USB-C ports and a headphone jack. It will run for almost 24 hours on one battery charge.
Galaxy Note10 Pre-Order and Canadian Availability
In Canada, the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ will be available for purchase in stores and online beginning August 23, 2019. Pricing starts at $1,260 for Galaxy Note10 (256 GB); $1,460 for the Galaxy Note10+ (256 GB); and $1,600 for the Galaxy Note10+ (512 GB).
Available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black, the Galaxy Note10+ will be available at Samsung Experience Stores in Canada, samsung.com/ca through major Canadian carrier and retail partners. There will also be a limited number of Aura White Galaxy Note10+ (256 GB) and Aura Black Galaxy Note10+ (512 GB) available exclusively at Samsung Experience Stores and samsung.com/ca
The Galaxy Note10 will come in Aura Black and Aura Glow and will be available exclusively through Samsung Experience Stores, samsung.com/ca Best Buy, Canada samsung.com/ca select Canadian carriers on special order.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ run from August 7 to August 22, 2019. Customers who pre-order their device at Samsung Experience Stores, Microsoft Stores, Samsung.com/ca or at select carrier and retailer partners until August 22, 2019 will receive a set of Galaxy Buds as a gift with purchase. Colours for the Galaxy Buds will vary per carrier and retailer.