I was gonna hold off and wait for the 10, but my work is giving me the opportunity to get a 9 as a coworker lost his note4. So they're gonna get me a 9 and give my 8 to that guy (since I work IT backup and support, I usually get to play with new toys for evaluation). I'll still be able to upgrade to the 10 next year, so all good for me here. Only thing I'm kinda worrying about is getting an ugly pen LOL. https://www.droid-life.com/2018/07/17/here-is-the-galaxy-note-9/ I always get the black version of the phone, so who knows what color the pen will be as they show this urine-yellow pen included with a blue model phone.