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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 development codename could be 'crown', as per reports

The flagship Samsung productivity smartphone is expected to launch in August this year.

  • Published: April 15, 2018 1:19 PM IST
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Although the Samsung Galaxy S9 duo has only just launched in India, the chatter has already started regarding Samsung’s second big flagship launch of every year. The Samsung Galaxy Note series is often regarded as superior to the Galaxy S-series, because of the classic inclusion of the stylus and an increased focus on productivity and creativity features.

Talk now suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could launch in August this year. Before that though, reputed tipster Evan Blass has tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s development codename is ‘Crown’. The tipster has also added a comical image of a paper crown along with his tweet, as well as mentioned the model number of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: SM-N960U.

On its own, this doesn’t really mean anything, beyond some speculative ideas that this could be a ‘crowning’ device for Samsung indicating new features that will elevate the phone above the traditional desirability of the Apple iPhone range. However, knowledge of its codename will make it easier to spot any leaks or information around the phone as we get closer to its launch. The codename will tip-off any information hunters on various regulatory sites or any other sources where the Galaxy Note 9 name isn’t explicitly mentioned.

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Of course, nothing more has been mentioned beyond its codename by Blass for now, and it is indeed a bit too early to see any significant leaks or information emerge on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. What we know for sure is that it will continue to feature the S Pen stylus, since this has always been the key differentiating factor between the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S ranges of smartphones.

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  • Published Date: April 15, 2018 1:19 PM IST