I was going to start by saying that the Galaxy Note 9 would be nothing without its pen. I was going to tell you that Samsung's Note family has always been defined by its S Pen tool, and that this year the slim digital stylus matters more than ever.
Then I learned that the Galaxy Note 9 pricing would start at $1,000 in the US for the 128GB version and $1,250 for the 512GB version (hot damn, that's a lot of storage), and it suddenly became a struggle to think about anything else.
Because now, the Note 9 is less about the new S Pen tricks that turn it into a remote control for the phone's camera, your music player, your laptop and so on. It's less about the large 4,000-mAh battery, dramatically leveled-up storage and a couple of new AI camera features.
Now, the first thing I think of is the Galaxy Note 9's sky-high price.