Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Here’s What’s in Store for this Stylus-Packed Mobile Phone
The Note 7 fiasco took a major toll on Samsung's reputation, but thankfully with the release of the Galaxy Note 8 last year, it completely saved the brand. Now, the next thing we can expect from the brand is the announcement of the Galaxy Note 9. Currently, there have been a lot of rumors surrounding this alleged device. But here are the most reliable leaks so far about the Galaxy Note 9.
In the past few years, Galaxy Note devices, such as the Note 7 and the Note 8, had August release dates. With this launch pattern, the Galaxy Note 9 might show off in August and be released the following month or within a couple of weeks. Another reason why the Galaxy Note 9’s release date could fall in August is that Samsung needs to beat Apple’s iPhone 9 announcement in September.
Based on the designs of its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 9 will look like the Galaxy S9. The Note 8 got a part of its design language from the Galaxy S8, although it’s just a bit larger and with a display designed for stylus scribbles.
Big Display Size
Rumors suggest that the Galaxy Note 9 may sport either a 6.3-inch or 6.4-inch screen size. If the Note 9 will come with a 6.3-inch display, it will look like the Galaxy Note 8. On the other hand, if it gets a 6.4-inch screen, then it could help make it stand out from its predecessors, such as the Galaxy S9 Plus.
Exynos 9810 Chip
There are a number of leaks surrounding the Galaxy Note 9, one of which is it’s likely to run the Exynos 9810 chip. Compared to the Apple’s A11 Bionic chip found in iPhone X, the Exynos 9810 is a much faster processor for everyday usage. A 6 GB of RAM is also expected on the Note 9, similar to last year’s Note 8.
The Note 9 is said to come with a 4000-mAh battery – a huge improvement from the Note 8’s 3,300-mAh battery pack. If this rumor turns out to be true, then it will offer a battery life that can last more than a day.
Dual Camera Setup
Since the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has continued the dual-camera trend which is going to be expected on the Galaxy S9 Plus. Likewise, the Galaxy Note 9 could have the same camera setup. It may sport 12-MP cameras on the rear – one offers a f/1.5 aperture that can shift to f/2.4, while the other has a f/2.4 aperture.
In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can possibly have an in-screen fingerprint sensor, meaning you’d place your finger on the screen instead of a dedicated sensor below the display or on the back. But there are reports that suggest that the tech isn’t perfect yet.