Samsung Electronics announced on June 28 that it will present its next Galaxy Note range top phablet, the Galaxy Note9, on August 9th at the second Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event. “On August 9th, Samsung Electronics will welcome a new member of the Galaxy premium family To celebrate the launch of the new device, the company will host the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on August 9th, 2018. ” this is communicated by the company together with the publication of the first teaser of Note9 in which the new S-Pen is shown. Last year the Galaxy Note8 predecessor was announced on August 23rd. Here’s everything we know about the Galaxy Note9 to date.
The Galaxy Note9 is codenamed to be “crown“, according to what was reported last November the South Korean media The Bell citing as a source a representative of a supplier of components for smartphones, which appears to have already started to provide components for a pilot production of the Galaxy Note9. On March 28, the first benchmark test of the Samsung device with model number SM-N960U was published online by Geekbench. On April 16th, the codename ‘crown’ was confirmed again. At the end of May, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is back on Geekbench but unlike the previous time, it was tested in the version with Samsung Exynos 9810 chips with 6GB of RAM. Meanwhile, on May 26, the Twitter account of the leaker @UniverseIce shared that Galaxy Note9 could arrive in a variant with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space while on May 28th on YouTube was shared the video of a protection for the screen in a tempered glass of the alleged Galaxy Note9 (see below). In the first half of June, it emerged that Note9 could be announced on August 9th and that the device could have a 4000mAh battery. On June 28, Samsung confirmed it revealed that it will present the Note9 on August 9th. On 3 July, the Russian hi-tech.mail has shared renderings (shown below) that would show the possible design of the Galaxy Note9. According to these – that could show a smartphone different from what will be in reality – the design of Note9 compared to Note8 will not be very different. On July 12, the leaker Ice Universe shared an alleged promotional poster of the Galaxy Note9 in which we see the phablet in the blue color with the yellow S Pen resting on it; at the back of the phone you can see the double rear camera with the sensors horizontally flanked by flash and a fingerprint reader underneath.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 of August 9th, the first teaser
According to the results of the benchmark emerged in March, the phablet will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (in the US while in Europe it will arrive with Samsung Exynos 9810, as is the case of S9 and S9 +) with 6GB of RAM (same amount of S9 +) but could arrive in 8GB RAM version and will run the Android 8.1.0 Oreo operating system out of the box. Storage could reach a maximum of 512GB. Recently, Sammobile reported that Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy Note9 and is testing the firmware globally. In the Geekbench tests, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 scored a score of 2190 points in the single-core test and 8806 points in the multi-core test while with Samsung Exynos 9810 scored a score of 2737 points in the single-core test and 9064 points in the multi-test core processors.
Curiosity: in 2016 we had started to know the Samsung device that then became commercially known as Galaxy Note8 with the codename “Baikal”, and it is customary for smartphone manufacturers to use ‘code name’ for the devices during the initial stages of their development.
As for what the Galaxy Note9 can offer, as tradition, the phablet should share much of the specifications of the flagship model of the Galaxy S series that debuts in the same year, in this year’s Galaxy S9 +, with more the software and hardware integration of the S Pen stylus. Last year, the Galaxy Note8 compared to the Galaxy S8 also had the camera module with dual camera configuration on the back, a configuration that was implemented in the Galaxy S9 + (not on S9) but that we will undoubtedly find in Note9. For this reason, Note9 may look more like the S9 + and not the S9.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note8 on the market last September 15th. This is a ‘pen version’ and a dual rear camera of the Galaxy S8. The display is bigger by 6.3 inches, with the aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 that Samsung has introduced in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + and offers an ‘Infinity Display’ without edges on the sides and no physical buttons in the part front, with the fingerprint reader, moved to the part under the dual sensor camera .
According to rumors emerged on April 10 by the Chinese social media Weibo, the Galaxy Note9 could arrive with a larger screen of 6.4 inches (+0.1 inches compared to the Galaxy Note8 and +0.2 inches compared to the Galaxy S9 +) with the same aspect ratio 18.5 : 9 while the battery could be wider than 4000mAh (+ 150mAh compared to the Galaxy Note8 and + 500mAh compared to the Galaxy S9 +).
In the Galaxy Note9 Samsung will introduce some changes on the back side compared to the current generation. In particular, a change comes following the negative feedback received from users of Galaxy Note8 that the rear fingerprint reader installed laterally to the camera lens is in a position difficult to reach for everyone, especially for those with small hands. Samsung has not ready the technology needed to integrate the biometric sensor into the screen on the front of the device, so the Galaxy Note9 will have a fingerprint reader, back, but this time repositioned under the camera lens and not at his side. The first Galaxy with the in-display fingerprint reader is then postponed to a later date.
Like the Galaxy Note8 even its successor is expected to have a dual rear camera, and precisely the same photographic compartment of S9 + offering a 12MP main camera with 1 / 2.55 inch sensor and F1.5 and F2.4 variable aperture lens, 12MP secondary camera with 1 / 3.6 inch sensor and F2.4 aperture, optical image stabilization for both lenses, double pixel PDAF on the main camera, LED flash, support for recording videos in 4K at 60fps and in ultra slow motion in HD 720p at 960 fps. Galaxy S9 Plus boasts a variable aperture lens: in low light conditions, the camera uses the F1.5 aperture to capture more light while in higher light conditions the F2.4 aperture is used to capture more images. crisp and full of details.
As on the S9 / S9 +, the South Korean manufacturer could on the Note9 could reduce the edges compared to the predecessor model to make the Infinity Display look larger.