Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the next flagship smartphone from the South Korean company, will be made official on August 9. The company has already sent out media invites for the event in New York where it will show what’s new with this year’s flagship model bearing the S Pen. However, we need not wait for that long.
Noted tipster Evan Blass has tweeted an image which looks like the official poster for the smartphone. The image shows the Galaxy Note 9 in three different colors – Black, Blue and Brown and S Pen, which comes in Yellow color with the Blue variant. The leak follows a report from WinFuture which also showed the smartphone in black and blue color variants. As evident, the Galaxy Note 9 will not be much different from its predecessor in terms of design.
Note9 in (from L to R) black, blue, and brown. pic.twitter.com/Akr1tnrxiS
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 24, 2018
The biggest change this year will be the repositioned fingerprint sensor, which now sits below the dual camera module. For the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung is sticking with horizontal alignment for the dual rear camera as opposed to vertically stacked dual cameras on the Galaxy S9+. Since the line between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note is blurring, Samsung might use this camera placement as a visual differentiator.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display and will be powered by Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 SoC. The smartphone is expected to start with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage while the top-of-the-line could pack 8GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. It is also likely to borrow the variable aperture dual camera system from Galaxy S9+ and offer an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
With the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung is expected to further refine the S Pen user experience. The S Pen is expected to come with Bluetooth support this year that will allow users to control music playback and improved note taking. It could also pack a larger 4,000mAh battery that is rated to last for two full days of heavy use.
Alongside the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung is expected to launch Wireless Charger Duo, the accessory that allows to wirelessly charge two devices. The pictures of the device posted by LetGoDigital reveal that it will have a stand for a smartphone and a pad for the second phone or wearable. The device is seen as Samsung’s challenger to Apple’s AirPower Mat, which is yet to become available in the market.
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The wireless charger duo has a USB Type-C port on the back for powering the charging pad and the charging brick and cable will be included with the device. Samsung Galaxy Note users felt left out after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and conservative approach towards development of Galaxy Note 8. It needs to be seen whether Samsung succeeds in winning back Galaxy Note aficionado this time.