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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appears in metallic purple color hours ahead of the launch

There is just no end to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks and rumors, even mere hours before the launch.

  • Published: August 9, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks and rumors will finally come to an end when the Korean firm makes the smartphone official later today. The Galaxy Note 9 launch is set to start at 11AM Eastern Time (ET) or at 8.30PM IST in India. While we are a few hours away from the official launch, the Galaxy Note 9 has appeared in a fresh batch of renders.

The new batch of renders show the Galaxy Note 9 in Ocean Blue, Midnight Black and Metallic Copper colors. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch in these three colors while the Lilac Purple variant is expected to launch at a later stage. Alongside these fresh sets of renders, the Galaxy Note 9’s alleged price and storage variant has also leaked online.

According to unnamed sources, the Galaxy Note 9 is said to start at £899 (around Rs 71,500) for the 128GB storage variant in the UK while the premium model with 512GB storage is said to retail for £1099 (around Rs 87,500). The pricing roughly translates to €999 in Europe for the 128GB model and €1,199 for the variant with 512GB storage. The leaks so far suggest that 128GB base model will come with 6GB of RAM while the 512GB model is said to offer 8GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications and Features

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature a slightly bigger 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges. It will have a footprint similar to that of the Galaxy Note 8 from last year. There are reports of Samsung having trimmed the chin further and minimized the side curvature.

The Galaxy Note 9 will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset in the US and China while rest of the markets will get models powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 CPU. Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 9 is said to use carbon fiber heat pipe for faster cooling and efficient performance while gaming on the go. This makes sense considering battle royale game Fortnite is believed to launch as Galaxy Note 9 exclusive.

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The leaks so far have revealed that Galaxy Note 9 will have horizontally stacked dual rear camera module and the fingerprint sensor will be placed below it. The dual rear camera setup is said to support AI features and offer updated version of Samsung AR Emoji. The Galaxy Note 9 will also offer larger 4,000mAh battery and is expected to run Android Oreo at the time of launch.

With Galaxy Note 9, Samsung is also believed to offer improved S Pen with support for Bluetooth functionality and ability to act as remote shutter. The S Pen is said to come in multiple colors this year and Samsung’s own teaser video has shown the stylus in yellow color. The Galaxy Note 9 will be officially launched today in New York and we will have all the updates live here.

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  • Published Date: August 9, 2018 10:34 AM IST