The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What to Expect

Samsung, the South Korean giant releases not one but two flagships every year and since the smaller sized Galaxy S9 has been released, the internet can’t stop speculating about the Note 9. The Note series devices are a fusion of smartphones and tablets and bring in the best of both worlds. The devices are notably known to come with a bigger screen and a stylus which Samsung calls the S-pen.


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Samsung releases a new Galaxy Note smartphone towards the end of August before the launch of the iPhone. This year, however, according to trusted sources, the company might be looking to get a bigger head start by launching it by the end of July as the display of the phones are now in production. Since the Galaxy Note smartphones borrow a lot of physical characteristics from the S-series smartphone, here’s what we can expect.

The display is going to be big! Yes, that’s right, you can expect a bigger display than both the S9 Plus and the current Note 8. But, it will still fit in your palms snugly, that’s because of the bezels shrinking even further. Samsung will be looking to trim down some more bezel off the chin of the upcoming device. This will allow the phone to have a slightly larger display spanning 6.38-inches versus the 6.32-inch panel on the Note 8. The underlying technology will still be OLED and have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. There is also a speculation for us to see a 4K display on the phone but we’ll have to wait and watch as there’s no confirmation on that.


Coming to what lies underneath its aesthetic metal-glass clad shell. The phone being the flagship offering from Samsung will rock either the Snapdragon 845 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset. Both of these chipsets are both powerful and efficient, the latter having an edge over the former. The Indian variant will come with the Exynos chipset on board. The phone will also pack in up to 6GB of RAM which is more than sufficient to run through its processes without breaking a sweat. On the storage front, the phone will be offered in a 64GB variant and a 128GB one. Both are expected to come with expandable storage up to 400GB via a microSD card slot.

In the camera department, the phone is expected to come with a dual-rear camera setup like the Note 8 and S9 Plus. It will also likely come with the dual-aperture with OIS in both lenses. The megapixel count of its cameras hasn’t been confirmed as of yet. On the front, it will come with a selfie camera capable of capturing great images. In addition to that, it will also come with the retina scan and Intelligent scan feature. Just like the S9 and S9 Plus, the Note 8 will also allow users to create AR Emojis. The super slo-mo feature is also likely to make its way to the Note 9.

Coming to what annoyed a large chunk of Note 8 users: battery. The upcoming Note 9 is expected to solve this problem by having a bigger battery. The Note 9 will have a 3800mAh battery, according to trusted sources. This, when coupled with the efficient processor that will be on-board the device, users will be able to stay away from the charger for longer. Speaking about charging, the phone will allow for fast charging both wired and wirelessly.

Another notable feature that will be featured on the Note 9 is the under-the display fingerprint scanner. WIth this feature, the company will be able to eliminate the awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor in the Note 8. On the software side of things, the upcoming offering from Samsung will feature the latest Android Oreo version out of the box layered with the Samsung Experience UI.

Are you excited to see the smartphone in all its glory? Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook page and twitter handle to get more exciting news.

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