Samsung is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone in the Note-series, the Galaxy Note 9. The smartphone is expected to bring interesting upgrades, while borrowing some key features from the Galaxy S9 series-too. Now, according to latest reports, Samsung is planning to launch the smartphone sometime in early August.
The launch event will take place in New York, either on August 2 or August 9, AndroidHeadline report states. We have already come across leaks and rumors giving us a fair idea on what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Just last week, a case render was leaked hinting at a repositioned fingerprint sensor and a dedicated physical camera shutter button.
From what we know so far, the Galaxy Note 9 will come with a more refined design compared to last year’s Galaxy Note 8. If the renders are to go by, the fingerprint sensor will be placed below the dual camera modules, making it easier to access. And the horizontal placement of camera modules will also allow Samsung to add a higher capacity battery of up to 4,000mAh on the Galaxy Note 9.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to come with a slightly larger 6.4-inch display, storage capacity of up to 512GB, and 8GB of RAM. Under the hood, it will most likely be powered by the Exynos 9810 SoC or Snapdragon 845 SoC, which will be region dependent.
In the photography department, the smartphone is expected to carry the same “camera reimagined” tagline as the Galaxy S9-series. The dual aperture camera is also expected to make its way to the Galaxy Note 9, but beyond that, other details about the smartphone are scarce at the moment.
Rumors also hint that Samsung will officially launch Bixby 2.0 with the Galaxy Note 9, and a Bixby-powered smart speaker is also expected at be unveiled. In the past, rumors also hinted that Samsung is working on the Tab S4 and new Gear smartwatch, but it remains to be seen if Samsung will announce it alongside the Note 9, or at IFA 2019.