We are still months away from the official launch of the successor to the Galaxy Note 8. The phablet created waves when it was launched last year, compensating for the loss of repute the company faced after the Note 7 debacle. For this year, it is expected that the Galaxy Note 9 will be a much-improved version and include a number of new features.
The Galaxy Note 9 has already been subject to a number of leaks and revelations. After reports about the possible inclusion of an in-display fingerprint sensor, the latest rumors hint at the battery capacity in the phablet device. A serial leakster with a credible track record when it comes to Samsung‘s upcoming phones and chipsets has revealed through a tweet that the Galaxy Note 9 will include a thicker battery as compared to the Galaxy Note 8.
If the information is anything to go by, we might see the Galaxy Note 9 with a 3,850mAh battery as opposed to the 3,300mAh battery included in the Galaxy Note 8.
We should expect display fingerprint and 3850mAh Galaxy Note9
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 23, 2018
The use of a higher battery capacity could be aimed at supporting the Infinity Display 2.0 which debuted with the current Galaxy S9 lineup. This time around the display will be protected with a tougher frame and cover glass, PhoneArena reports. In order to support the advanced display, a higher battery could be a requirement.
Past reports also indicate that the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 could feature the in-display fingerprint sensing technology which could also benefit with the use of a higher battery. Contrary to this, some reports also indicate the use of a standard fingerprint sensor as seen on the predecessor.
As for other specifications, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to run the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC or its equivalent Exynos 9810 paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for the base model. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to arrive sometime early in August.
Meanwhile, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh recently confirmed that the company is working on a smartphone with a foldable display. However, it remains to be seen if that foldable display smartphone will be called the Galaxy Note 9 or arrive as a new series altogether. Koh has also said that Samsung will delay it until next year if it doesn’t see a major improvement in terms of design.