All About The Rumors Of Coming Soon Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be revealed on August 9. The design of the new phablet will closely resemble the previous generation, but the S-Pen should have several new features. It's now possible to reserve the Note 9, and for everyone to see it in a leaked hands-on video. 

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The video itself is blurry, but the device shown appears to be real rather than a clone or dummy given the obvious quality and the fact that it matches up with the renders leaked by none other than the notorious leaker Evan Blass (shown below). You'll notice from the video that the design hasn't changed much from the previous generation, but the bezels appear to be a bit thinner and the fingerprint scanner is under the horizontal rear camera.


Note 9's S-Pen would offer "many new features"

Samsung CEO DJ Koh was just seen at a media event where he confirmed that the Note 9's S-Pen would offer "many new features". We could have guessed that little factoid, so what's the real news here? He was actually carrying the device and using the S-Pen! Someone got a shot of the scene and posted it to Weibo, later picked up by SAMmobile, and we can confirm from the cutouts that it's the actually Note 9 since it matches up with leaked renders and the fingerprint sensor is placed differently than on the Note 8. 

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The fact that Samsung will actually show the Note 9 is clarified by a small teaser video that the Korean manufacturer has made available online. In the video you can see the presence of the S-Pen, the characteristic stylus of the Note line, which according to the latest rumors, should benefit from a major update.


The Note 9 will likely sport a headphone jack and may come with a free pair of AKG headphones

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Let’s not forget about the IP68 rating for protection against dust and water. The Note 9 will also likely come with a headphone jack and, if the infamous unboxing video is to be believed, ship with a free pair of AKG headphones in the box like its predecessor.

Samsung is expected to make big changes to its S Pen stylus. filing with the FCC confirms that it will have Bluetooth, but what could the new S Pen actually do? XDA developers dug into the unreleased Galaxy Tab S4’s firmware, finding numerous references to the new stylus. The references suggest the S Pen can be used to control music, act as a remote shutter key, remotely unlock your phone, and create customizable actions. Per the FCC filing, the S Pen’s battery will charge via the smartphone itself when housed in its stylus port.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience skin on top. According to the Korean Herald , the phone will launch with Bixby 2.0, which is an upgraded version of the firm’s voice assistant. The upgraded platform is set to deliver better voice recognition, faster response times and an emphasis on conversation.

Based on the rumored specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the smartphone sounds like a slightly larger Galaxy S9 Plus with the added S Pen. That’s why it’s possible Samsung will add a few extra bells and whistles to the device to differentiate it from the S9 series. 

While the Galaxy Note 9 has so far been successfully avoiding an appearance in any real-life photos, many of its specs have already been sighted in benchmarks and detailed in extensive reports on numerous occasions. The handset is expected to feature a 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 2,960 by 1,440 pixels, amounting to a tall aspect ratio of 18.5:9. As is the case with the Galaxy S9 series, the international version of the Galaxy Note 9 should feature Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chip, whereas the models set to be sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China will likely sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 silicon. According to a couple of insiders with positive track records regarding Samsung-related leaks, four memory configurations of the Galaxy Note 9 are in the works; the two that will be sold in the West will offer 6GB of RAM and a choice between 64GB and 128GB of storage space, whereas the other two will ship with 8GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of flash memory. The latter duo will most likely only be available in South Korea and China, as indicated by Samsung’s established product practices.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumored specifications
Display6.38-inch Super AMOLED panel
2,960 x 1,440 resolution
18.5:9 aspect ratio
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810
RAM6/8GB
Storageup to 512GB
MicroSDYes, up to 400GB
CameraDual-camera setup with variable aperture and super slow-mo video at 960fps
Battery4,000mAh
Water resistantIP68
Headphone jackYes
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience
Other features
S Pen stylus, facial recognition, iris scanner, and AR Emoji

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The 12-megapixel dual-camera setup of the Galaxy Note 8 is likely to make a return with the Galaxy Note 9, though Samsung is said to have significantly improved it compared to the 2017 model. While it’s still unclear what that advancement entails, the company may deliver yet another handset with a variable-aperture lens which it pioneered earlier this year, having incorporated such a glass module into the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. The USB Type-C port of the Galaxy Note 9 will almost certainly support the 3.1 standard, while the phone itself will also feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, with Samsung being the last major handset manufacturer that’s resisting the trend of eliminating that popular port. Much like its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9 should be IP68-certified for resistance to dust particles and water and feature an S Pen.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Design

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OnLeaks has teamed up with 91mobiles and released a 360-degree video as well as a few renders allegedly showing the Galaxy Note 9. They reveal that the upcoming smartphone may look similar to its predecessor, with a few small changes here and there. 

Numerous reports that emerged over the last several months suggested Samsung won’t be making any radical design changes to the Galaxy Note 9 and will deliver yet another device with a Super AMOLED panel advertised as an “Infinity Display.” Its bezels may be slightly smaller compared to the Galaxy Note 8 but differentiating the two from afar is understood to be a difficult task, as is the case with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 lineups. Consumers can expect another metal-and-glass build with a display that slightly curves around the long edges of the device, a dedicated Bixby button sitting below the volume rocker on the left, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, albeit one that’s positioned below the dual-camera setup instead of to its right. The concept render that can be seen above has been authored by PhoneArena and is understood to be a relatively accurate depiction of the upcoming Android-powered phablet.

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Price

Famed leaker Roland Quandt claims to have learned from his sources in dealer circles, that the entry into the Note series will cost over 1,000 euros. More precisely, around 1,050 euros for the base Galaxy Note 9 with 128 GB memory in Germany. That's around 950 GBP and almost $1,230. If convert directly to Malaysia ringgit it will be roughly RM4950 !!

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