A couple of weeks back, we came across reports hinting that Samsung could launch the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone earlier than usual. The unveiling event was expected to take place around July end, but now, a latest report from South Korea states that the launch has been pushed ahead at least by two weeks.
Sources closer to Korean outlet, The Bell, claim that last minute design change is one of the reasons for the delay. Reportedly, Samsung’s vice chairman Lee Jae-yong who was visiting China when he tried out the Vivo and Oppo devices, and found that they are easier to hold. He then ordered his team to reduce the thickness by 0.5mm of the glass that covers the display.
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At the time of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung rushed the production and launch, which turned out to be a fatal mistake. It’s good to see Samsung now taking quality control measures, without rushing the release. Even with two-weeks delay, the company still gets some time to capture the sales before the new iPhone models get released in September.
From what we know so far, the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a slightly larger 6.4-inch display compared to the existing 6.3-inch one on the Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone is also expected to come with a dual-rear camera setup along with the dual aperture lens as seen on the Galaxy S9 duo. Powered by Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 based on the region, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage.
The Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to borrow intelligent scan facial recognition tech from the Galaxy S9 duo, along with AR Emoji and more. If rumors are to be believed, it will also be the first Samsung smartphone to come with Bixby 2.0.