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Just got the first Android 10 beta update for my S9, and it had the VOLTE toggle on it. Hurray

August security patch is out ARH3, 270mb  

Got a chance to compare the GS9 against the V20's radio.  Holy Jesus! The GS9+'s radio performance is in another stratosphere! 30-60% better speeds on average. Also holds onto B41 quite a bit mor

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11 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

The fingerprint scanner where it should have been on the S8 finally.

Front or back for S9?

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1 hour ago, bucdenny said:

Front or back for S9?

Below the rear camera, ideally I want it on the front but I guess that's a thing of the past and I can accept that so long as I can hit the scanner without smudging the damn camera and hit it accurately lol.

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 5:32 AM, clbowens said:

I want the fingerprint scanner in the front, under the screen.  :-)

There are rumors that will be the case for the note 9; though I've also heard they're having reliability issues with that technology.

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I m debating on wether or not I should get the note 9
For me it depends. If band 25-26 CA is active and working out of the box there is no way I'm waiting on the note 9 but if not then I could wait.

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For me it depends. If band 25-26 CA is active and working out of the box there is no way I'm waiting on the note 9 but if not then I could wait.

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For me it has to do with a lot of things battery life Network hardware and radio bands and the cameras. But I definitely agree though that carrier aggregation should be in place.

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35 minutes ago, burnout8488 said:

If the device supports B25/26 aggregation at launch, does this mean Sprint's network also will?

It is highly unlikely that this feature would be built into a phone if it was not going to be activated "SOON".

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If the device supports B25/26 aggregation at launch, does this mean Sprint's network also will?
Depends. Most Samsung markets (ie all except Chicago) still don't have B25 2xCA. My guess is it will be at least a year before 25/26 CA and 41/25 CA is enabled.

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Huge pipe down (b41) better spectrum fpr uplink (b25). 
 
I assume...
 
 
B25 will be the primary and will use downlink and uplink while up to two carriers of b41 will be the SCC and will be used for more downlink. B25 being used for uplink really only shows in markets where 10-15mhz of contingious spectrum is being used.

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B25 will be the primary and will use downlink and uplink while up to two carriers of b41 will be the SCC and will be used for more downlink. B25 being used for uplink really only shows in markets where 10-15mhz of contingious spectrum is being used.

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Like Orlando. Or Puerto Rico when B25 becomes 20x20. I think there B25+B13+41+41+41 would kick ass. In Orlando 25+41+41+41+41

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Huge pipe down (b41) better spectrum fpr uplink (b25). 
 
I assume...
 
 
Would help on upload. Accept its 25+41.

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Depends. Most Samsung markets (ie all except Chicago) still don't have B25 2xCA. My guess is it will be at least a year before 25/26 CA and 41/25 CA is enabled.

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I'm in a Samsung market and 25+25 is all over now.

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I'm in a Samsung market and 25+25 is all over now.

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Which market?

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44 minutes ago, ingenium said:

Which market?

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Minnesota. Most markets have B25 CA live now. 

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Since no one posted it yet, here is Sprint's Galaxy S9/S9+ press release.

 http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-is-best-place-to-get-samsung-galaxy-s9-and-galaxy-s9-with-best-price-for-unlimited.htm

I've pretty much already decided I am just going to finance the device through Samsung so my only question is, does anyone know if the unlocked model will have Sprint's bands available or will I have to purchase a Sprint specific model to use it on Sprint?

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