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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets 3C certification, launch set for August 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to pack a larger battery and improved S Pen features

  • Published: July 2, 2018 8:53 AM IST
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Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 9, its flagship smartphone aimed at business users, globally on August 9. The South Korean manufacturer has already begun sending out media invites for the global launch event in New York. The smartphone is rumored to go on sale later that month and now the smartphone has secured certification for its launch in China as well.

Samsung has secured 3C certification for the launch of Galaxy Note 9 in China. The certification comes weeks after the company secured FCC certification for the launch in US. These certifications are mandatory for a tech company to produce and sell their devices in markets like the US and China. The listing shows that China’s 3C has certified the Galaxy Note 9 with model number SM-N9608. The listing also confirms the device supports power input of 9V DC/1.67A or 5V DC/2A along with fast wireless charging.

There is also mention of support for TD-LTE, which is an LTE standard widely adopted by Chinese telecom carriers. Apart from these information, the listing does not reveal any further information about the device and is scant on information regarding the specifications and features of the smartphone.

The leaks so far indicate that the Galaxy Note 9 will not be much different from its predecessor. In fact, the smartphone is tipped to retain the horizontal dual rear camera setup seen on the Galaxy Note 8 while the fingerprint sensor is said to be placed below the camera module. This will be strikingly different from the vertically stacked dual camera system seen on the Galaxy S9+.

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note 9 is tipped to further trim the bezels and pack a slightly larger 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US and China while the device will use company’s own Exynos 9810 chipset in other markets. It will start with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage but there are also rumors of a high-end variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

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With Galaxy Note 9, Samsung seems to be returning to the roots of Galaxy Note series, means there will be focus on S Pen and larger battery. Samsung is said to add more features to the S Pen this year including support for music playback. The smartphone will pack a larger 4,000mAh battery, which is claimed to last two full days on normal use. The Galaxy Note 9 is promising to fix some of the flaws of last year’s model and we will have concrete answers on August 9.

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  • Published Date: July 2, 2018 8:53 AM IST