Galaxy Note 9 is the upcoming Phablet from Samsung and the successor of Note 8. According to some leaks, the South Korean tech Giant is going to release the Note 8 phablet in September or October. So it seems that Galaxy Note 9 comes in Septmber 2019. Samsung Note 9 might come with Model no. SM-N960. Now we roundup some leaked specs and rumoured features of Note 9.
Note 9 flagship may come with massive Display and UltraHD resolution. The phablet probably feature 6.2-6.4 inch Super AMOLED Display with 4K resolution. The Display will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 too. The South Korean tech may use Infinity Display with no bezels and curved edges in Note 9. The Display of Samsung Note 9 also supports HDR10.
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According to a latest report from The Investor, the South Korean tech giant already informed their display making unit of the specifications of Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ displays. The report claims that the Samsung Note 9 flagship will come with 6.32 inch Display. The Display design of Note 9 most likely resembles its predecessor’s.
Galaxy Note 9 might be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US. Samsung and Qualcomm already started working on the next Snapdragon chipset which powers 2018 flagships. According to leaks, Snapdragon 845 will be 64-bit Octa-Core chipset. Qualcomm is going to implement Big.Little architecture in the chipset. Leaks claim that four ARM Cortex A-75 and four A-55 cores will be present in the chipset. Snapdragon 845 will be built on 10nm FinFET LPP process for better power efficincy. Overall SD 845 might be about 30% more powerful than its predecessor.
The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform contains X20 LTE modem to attain lightening fast LTE speeds. Qualcomm revealed the minutiae of X20 LTE modem in February, 2017. According to Qualcomm, X20 modem supports Cat. 18 LTE download speeds upto 1.2 Gbps and Cat. 13 upload speeds upto 150 Mbps. So the latest LTE modem from Qualcomm is about 20% faster than its predecessor. X20 LTE Modem is built on modern 10nm FinFET process for power efficiency. The modem also has support for 5x carrier aggregation, Dual SIM Dual VoLTE, HD and Ultra HD voice features.
The Snapdragon 845 Mobile platform contains Adreno 630 GPU which is the successor of Adreno 540. The newer visual processing unit from Qualcomm, is very much powerful than its predecessor in many ways. It delivers 30% boost in performance and also 30% more efficient. The GPU has support to record 4K video at 60fps, 10bit HDR and 2K Video at whooping 240fps. So Galaxy Note 9 may feature super-slow video recording at High resolution and deliver high quality captures. According to Qualcomm, Adreno 630 comes with robust features like Adreno Foveation: multiple technology advancements for multi-view, tile-based foveation with eye-tracking and fine grain preemption etc.
The amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) plays a great role besides the Processor in determining the performance of the device. More amount of RAM is required to browse the Internet through multiple Chrome tabs and while using PiP (Picture in Picture) mode. The split screen multitasking feature which was introduced in Android Nougat requires a great amount of RAM to run smoothly. As many android gamers already known, Gaming requires much RAM besides processing power. Galaxy Note 8 runs pretty smoothly in the above situations due to the presence of 6GB RAM. The South Korean tech giant may upgrade the RAM in the Samsung Note 9 flagship to 8GB to provide much more fluid like user experience. Samsung may officially announce the amount of RAM present in Galaxy Note 9 in coming months.
S-Pen is one of the exclusive features of Samsung Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Note 8 flagship came with improved S-Pen over its predecessors. The S-Pen of Note 8 supports Live messages and auto-translation feature.
With the live messages, user can send own GIFs and hand-drawn emojis. The auto-translation features works when the user hover over the text, it will be translated automatically and S-Pen also converts currency units. Due to the refined S-Pen tip size of 0.7mm from 1.4mm, precesion is improved. The presence of 4096 pressure levels helps while note-taking or sketching.
According to Samsung Design Engineers, S-Pen will be improved much more in Note 9. So we will get much smoother S-Pen experience and also more exciting features with the S-Pen of Galaxy Note 9. The new features of Note 9 S-Pen will be revealed in coming months.
Samsung Note 9 may come with 14MP Rear Camera with LED flash. It may also sport 8MP Front Camera with front flash. Samsung may use improved aperture and Optical Image Stabilization too in the phablet. Note 9 will support 4K Video recording, dual video call and Auto HDR features.
Galaxy Note 9 may come with Non-removable 3600 mAh Li-Ion battery. It will also support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 plus and Quick Wireless charging in selected markets.
The Snapdragon variant of Note 9 which may available in the US and China, will sport the Quick charge 4+ support. Samsung may implement quick and wireless charging support in the Exynos variant too for the rest of the world. Qualcomm Quick charge 4+ is an improved version of QC4. In QC4+, Qualcomm specially optimized the charging speed and temperature.
Due to the special optimizations, Note 9 probably able to charge fully in less than 1.5 hours and also at cooler temperatures. In QC4+, the energy dissipation through heat is very much reduced so the efficiency of charge has increased. The approximate charge times and battery test results will be revealed in coming months.
Some earlier rumours indicated that Samsung have tried to incorporate In-screen Fingerprint sensor on Galaxy S8, but the attempt haven’t succeeded. So the South Korean tech giant released Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships into the market with a rear mounted Fingerprint sensor. Some predictions from a KGI Security analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo suggest that the Galaxy Note 9 Phablet will arrive with an On-screen Finger scanner. He claims that Samsung Suppliers will soon complete the development of the Optical Fingerprint technology and so that the Successor of Galaxy Note 8 will come with the in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The successor of Galaxy Note 8 will surely come with Oreo which is the latest flavour of Android. Due to many performance improvements, Android Oreo makes device boot almost twice as fast and also provides fluid like experience to users. In the eighth major iteration of Android, Google made many refinements to launch swiftly by clearing the app cache automatically. So Galaxy Note 9 with Android Oreo provides a new flagship smart phone experience to users.
Due to the Project Treble of Android Oreo, Samsung Note 9 will receive future updates quickly. Even, carrier locked Note 9 devices will also receive further Android updates quickly. Galaxy Note 9 will be more secure than its predecessor, due to some exclusive security features of Android 8.0.
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Samsung may unveil the successor of Note 8 in September or October 2018. So pre-orders for Samsung Note 9 might start in October. The official release dates of Galaxy Note 9 are yet to be revealed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may come with the price tag of about $900 in the US. The price of the phablet varies according to the carrier. In the UK, Note 9 probably be priced around £720. Official price list of the phablet will be revealed in coming days.
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