We are just one day and few hours away from the official launch of Galaxy Note 9, but rumors and leaks around the device don’t seem to be dying anytime soon. The leaks so far paint a clear picture of what to expect from Samsung and the South Korean company accidentally released the teaser confirming some of the key elements of the design. Now, a new leak reveals details of what design changes Samsung has planned inside the device.
Since Galaxy Note 9 will be the first Android device to get Epic Games’ battle royal game Fortnite, Samsung is redesigning the heat pipe to make it smoother for gaming. Fortnite will be exclusive to Galaxy Note 9, and some reports state that it will be exclusive to Samsung device for at least four months. Now, in order to make the device stay cool and the game perform well, Samsung has reportedly included a new heat pipe system.
According to SamsungMobile.News, the heat dissipation modification included inside the Galaxy Note 9 would improve significantly improve upon the heat system found on previous-generation devices. This new heat pipe system is also said to occupy almost a quarter of the smartphone’s internal area. While it was initially speculated that Galaxy Note 9 will include multiple copper pipes inside similar to other flagship smartphones, an industry source claims that Samsung is using a more premium solution in the form of carbon fiber heat pipe.
Carbon fiber has higher level of heat conductivity, and it should be able to keep temperatures lower even in the most demanding situations like gaming. While the new Galaxy Note 9 won’t be dubbed as a gaming smartphone, the new heat pipe solution will make it the perfect solution for gaming performance.
Apart from gaming, the carbon fiber pipes will also help when Galaxy Note 9 is used in the DeX mode. Samsung’s existing Galaxy smartphones use a dedicated DeX dock and this year, the Galaxy Note 9 is said to support that feature with USB Type-C to HDMI cable. In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note 9 is tipped to feature a 6.3-inch or 6.4-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset, 6GB of RAM and up to 512GB storage.
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It will feature horizontally stacked dual rear camera setup, and a fingerprint sensor placed below it. The Galaxy Note 9 is also rumored to pack a larger 4,000mAh battery, and might run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The highlight of the device is expected to be the S Pen, which might come in multiple colors and offer Bluetooth support for remote shutter function and changing music on the fly.