Samsung Galaxy Note 9: A Round-up Of Everything We Know So Far
From middle to late this year, we’re in for all kinds of tech delights as most flagship devices are up for official release. One handset that’s set to drop within this timeline and has everyone talking since rumors about it emerge online is Samsung Galaxy Note 9. As its name says, the Note 9 is the ninth edition of the Korean-based manufacturer’s most beloved high-end phablet lineup and, most definitely, it’s creator’s pride and joy.
As we all know, the internet is a place convoluted with all kinds of information— and most of the time it’s hard to actually pinpoint which of these are legitimate. That’s why, in the true spirit of camaraderie (wink), we’ve decided to compile every relevant update regarding the much-talked-about Galaxy Note 9— all to satisfy your tech cravings.
When it comes to a specific release date, all we can do now is to speculate as Samsung has been keeping a tight lid on the Note 9’s details, most likely to initiate shock. However, if we look towards the company’s previous release schedules, we can conclude that the new Note iteration will probably see an outing similar to its predecessors.
Starting with the controversial Note 7 and then with the Note 8, Samsung has been consistently unveiling Note devices mid-August for two straight years. If we take this into account, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing the device more or less within the same date. But despite the evidence, all of this is just conjecture. Samsung might also be planning something different for the device, that’s why we advise users to take this claim with a grain of salt.
TechRadar estimates that the release will probably be earlier than mid-August seeing as firmware testing for the Note 9 was executed two weeks earlier than its previous edition, the Note 8. They say that Samsung also made use of this strategy with the S9, which launched significantly earlier than its previous counterpart the S8.
Design and Features
In terms of design, not much has come up with the Galaxy Note 9. According to ZDNet, the form of the new edition will probably follow the Note 8’s seeing as Samsung did the same with the S8 and the S9. However, they indicate that there’s going to be one drastic change in this new model— the inclusion of an in-display finger scanner. With this, Samsung will forego the back sensor, giving the camera setup more room to breathe. This also means that the home button will no longer exist, making room for the fingerprint scanner in the front. In addition to this, the Note 9 is allegedly arriving with a 6.4-inch screen, slightly bigger than the Note 8.
Feature-wise, a new leak suggests that the Galaxy Note 9 will come with a bigger battery. This particular update comes from Twitter user Ice Verse, who’s a fairly known entity when it comes to inside information. According to his tweet, the new edition will come packed with a 3,850mAh battery — an increase of 300 mAh when compared to the Note 7, which we all know didn’t work so well. Aside from this, TechRadar suggests that Samsung is planning to incorporate HDR video recording to the device, a feature that has not been present in previous iterations.
Internals and Hardware
As with every iteration, users can expect the Galaxy Note 9 to come with a high-end chip in tow and currently, that’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. However, Samsung also has a lineup of chips in their arsenal, the Exynos. With this in mind, it’s probably safe to assume that the device will come in both variants. When it comes to RAM, the Note 9 will probably follow after its predecessor the Note 8, who sports 6GB of RAM. But despite this, we’re not ruling out the possibility of the Note 9 going much bigger with 8GB of RAM.
In terms of storage, the Note 9 will probably be available in both 64GB and 128 GB. But if we’re talking about Samsung, there’s a large possibility that they’re going to up the ante some more, offering a Note 9 with 256GB in tow.
Although all of these sounds like the real deal, we advise our readers to withhold belief until Samsung confirms the speculations or until the device debuts. However, what’s important to note here is that as the due date approaches, we’re seeing a clearer view of what’s to come for the Galaxy Note 9. So, just stay tuned for more of our updates!