Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event

Samsung's "Unpacked" launch events are always part product showcase and part visual spectacle. The company seems to have an internal goal of one-upping itself with every Galaxy S and Galaxy Note launch, and the Galaxy Note 9 was no exception when the company took over Barclays Center in New York. It probably looked and sounded pretty epic on the livestream, but it was a true sight to behold in person. Samsung has released some numbers that explain just how huge it really was.

Yes, Samsung installed over 9000 square feet of screens for this event.

Barclays Center is home to both the Brooklyn Nets and NY Islanders, in addition to concerts and other special events, and has a capacity of roughly 16,000 people. That's a whole lot larger than your typical smartphone launch, though Samsung sectioned off the arena (roughly) in half to use that portion of the floor as its massive stage. And it wasn't just any stage ... the stage was actually a massive screen. Somewhat like the Galaxy Note 8 launch at a different venue, the presenters walked out on a truly ridiculous screen that was 52.5 feet across and 80 feet deep (16 x 24.5 meters) — plenty big enough to make a single person walking out there look fully immersed.

The floor screen was paired up with an even larger screen functioning as a backdrop for the event: it was 107 feet wide and 46 feet high (32.6 x 14 meters). It was wide enough to easily reach across the width of the floor space at the Barclays Center, with an overhang of about 10 feet into the seats on both sides.

So for all the mathematicians out there, that's 4,200 square feet of screen the presenters were walking around on, and another 4,922 square feet of screen in the backdrop. Yes, Samsung installed over 9,000 square feet of screens for this event — a feat that it says took over 48 hours to construct. Add in the audio portion of the event with 160 Galaxy Home speakers playing simultaneously, and it's hard to see how Samsung will outdo itself for the next Galaxy launch ... but something tells me it will find a way.

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