Recently there was a rumor that the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 can be expected a little early this year. As early as July or August. And now, supposedly close to the launch, a bunch of specifications of the smartphone have been leaked.
According to a post of by a leakster on Weibo, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature a larger display compared to the current Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. The leak suggests the smartphone will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, with the aspect ratio remaining the same at 18.5:9. While that difference in the display size is not all that much, however, it will set a little gap between the Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy Note 9.
Besides that, the leak also suggests that the Galaxy Note 9 will go bigger on the battery. The specifics of that hasn’t been revealed, however, as per previous media reports, Samsung could progress from substantially in terms of battery, moving from the 3,300mAh to 3,850mAh or even 4,000mAh.
Further, in line with what we have seen in previous rumors, the Galaxy Note 9 will be powered by the same chipsets as the Galaxy S9 duo, that is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC or an Exynos 9810 SoC.
The Galaxy Note 9 is said to arrive sometime early in August with Korea Herald predicting late August launch for the productivity-centric smartphone. The benefits of an in-display fingerprint sensor over a regular one is still unknown, but Samsung will definitely try to perfect the technology before putting on its flagship smartphone.
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The long-anticipated under-display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy Note 9, was sadly not addressed in this leak. However, as per a lot of leaks in the past, the Galaxy Note 9 may just not pack the much-rumored under-display fingerprint sensor. Though, it will be surprising to see the company not including the new-age fingerprint sensing technology which other manufacturers including Vivo, and more recently Huawei have been able to successfully incorporate.
A report by The Investor claims Samsung will start producing the OLED panels for the Galaxy Note 9 in April, about two months earlier than the usual, which means the device can be released by July or stretched at max August.