Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 9 in August, which is a month away. But that doesn’t stop Eldar Murtazin from getting the device first. He has a track record of receiving Samsung devices before everyone else. So, whenever he confirms anything about a Samsung phone it is highly reliable and now he has provided some details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Here are the key facts we know right now, thanks to Eldar.
- Nothing new in terms of design. Sadly.
- Horizontal Dual Camera setup offering improved photography.
- No In-Display Fingerprint Reader, it is now added separately and relocated under the camera module on the back.
- Brighter Display than before.
- Bigger Battery – Probably a big 4000mAh battery that can last up to two days and offer a day of video playback at full brightness. But rumours are that there’s no fast charging support.
- More RAM and storage.
- The new S-Pen with Bluetooth support and the ability to remotely unlock the device.
He used the pre-production unit of the Galaxy Note 9 and he says that the phone is almost identical to the previous generation flagship from the Samsung Note. On the front, everything seems to be same as the Note 8 but on the back, we can see some changes.
There is now a camera module in which the dual cameras placed vertically along with LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is placed separately just under the camera module. This is a way to stop accidental touches on the camera lens and smudges.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 key specs
However, it is disappointing for many that Samsung is not providing an in-display fingerprint scanner yet, probably they are perfecting the technology to make it fast as a regular scanner so they skipped that for the Note 9. There won’t be a huge upgrade to the display but the Galaxy Note 9 will have improved sunlight visibility probably using a brighter Super AMOLED panel.
A new Always On display has been introduced on the pre-production unit, but we may not see that on the retail units as Samsung may introduce the same when they launch the Galaxy S10.
Under the body which is same as before, there is now a bigger battery, assumed to have a capacity of 4000mAh which looks damn good. Eldar Murtazin also mentioned that he could easily get one to two days of backup under normal usage, which seems pretty good considering that it is a big flagship phone with very high-end hardware. Talking about hardware, some rumours earlier claimed that the phone will be powered by the Exynos 9810 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
But, as per the latest information, we may see a new Exynos chipset on the Galaxy Note 9. However, we don’t know exactly what chipsets will be used, but it is sure that only in South Korea and the US, consumers will get a Galaxy Note 9 that comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, whereas in other countries a new Exynos chipset will power the device.
In terms of memory, the Galaxy Note 9 will be available in three variants based on the RAM and internal storage- 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. If someone needs a really snappy phone with a lot of RAM and huge storage space like almost a mini portable hard disk, the top variant is the right choice for him.
In terms of camera, there is no very specific information but Eldar says that the camera is much better as he mentions that some minor but noticeable enhancements are seen, along with improved Optical Image Stabilization. Samsung showed an S-Pen in the Galaxy Note 9 teaser and well the S-Pen is now more improved. There is Bluetooth support, which lets the users unlock the device remotely.
These are the key facts we know right now. Samsung has sent invites for the launch event which will be held on August 9. And by looking at past trends, we can hope that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 9 in India by the first week of September. There is no clue about the pricing yet.
But we can guess that as it is a very premium phone, the top variant of the device could be priced at around $1000. In India, the price can easily go above Rs. 80,000 or even close to Rs. 90,000. But, only time will tell us whether these assumptions are true or whether Samsung will price the phone a bit aggressively in some emerging markets. Do let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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