With the work on the release of the flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ done and dusted, Samsung is now turning to its corresponding Note series and details of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have emerged.
Though it was known that Samsung was working on this new phone, official information had not been let out and it is only now that the South Korean giant has not only confirmed the exact name of the phone, but some specs have also been shared.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is most likely to sport a 6.3-inch display continuing with the practice of positioning the Note series more as a phablet. The Infinity Display, with even thinner bezels, can be easily predicted.
Another strategy used by Samsung to try out some of the new technologies on the Note series phones first before adopting them on the main flagships also continues, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 having a under the screen fingerprint scanner, widely expected on the S9 and S9+ but not included.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, obviously, will be the engine under the hood; however, Samsung releases its phones with the in-house Exynos chipsets in specific markets. That practice is likely to continue and it would be the Exynos 9810 CPU this time. This will be supported by 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Android Oreo, version 8.1, will be the operating system with the software coming pre-loaded.
The battery is likely to be of 4000mAh or lower, considering that Samsung is still a little wary of the battery, particularly after the Note 7 fiasco.
Now turning to the camera section, here also, Samsung may experiment with the dual-aperture, single lens camera making a debut and it may set a trend in the industry. The camera has already earned its name and if Samsung succeeds with fitting it on the Note 9 and the users like it, it could be a welcome initiative.
The likely launch will happen in August and though there is no information on the price, speculators believe it could be between $900 and $1000.