Samsung is the only company who over time are improving their products, bringing in innovation, improving on the current standards and providing features that are essential to a user, proving that they are indeed the king of the smartphone world. Galaxy S7 was the start, they just took the formula mixed in some industry innovation and there you have it, Galaxy S8, a stunning device feels really good in hands, hiding the fact that it’s got a 5.8 inch display; other killer specs to go along as well.
Surprisingly this formula didn’t work much for the Galaxy Note 7, which was too hot to handle. Now that we have the whole Galaxy evolution behind us, let’s talk Galaxy Note 9, an ace in Samsung’s deck, how will it play out, read on to find out.
Galaxy Note 9: What we know so far?
That’s an interesting thought, since Samsung has given up the tag “being conservative”, their new Galaxy line up comes with the latest and greatest tech, killer style and a stunning AMOLED panel to boot. Well this is not going to change much with the new Note line up, with the rumored specs and details which are sure to blow the competition. Although we will have a huge device, we can’t call it a phablet, since these days, everyone is aiming for huge screens, except for Apple, they are still in the 90s reiterating the same model since 2014. Some key things to except from the Galaxy Note 9:
- An improved and stretched AMOLED panel
- Enough horsepower to tenderize an elephant
- Improved glass for your day today photography needs
- All new security features
- Sleek UI with the latest Android.
Galaxy Note 9: Display and Body
Samsung’s Note lineup has always been the standout model, a huge display, top specs and a stylus to go along with it, not to mention the Note UI always had some fancy features of it’s own like dual display for example We know so far that the Galaxy Note 8 will most likely be a tweaked version of S8 Plus, but Note 9 on the other hand will be a major leap since Samsung is always changing their strategy with a new flagship refresh. So, where does that leave us with the display for the Note 9? Well, rumors floating on the internet about a device with 6.3inch SAMOLED panel with all glass construction might very well be the Galaxy Note 9.
We also might see a shift in the display tech too. The construction will be all bezel-less, the curve glass edge screen like Galaxy S7 and S8, and the resolution as per the confirmed rumor is 4K. If this resolution will be an 18.5:9 like the S8 or 16:9 aspect ratio is yet to be confirmed.
For a device like this premium is a must have, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus delivers on that with all glass and metal construction, the feel is so good in the hands, it’s surreal for such a huge device. Following the pattern, the Galaxy Note 9 will be the same glass moulded metallic phone with bezel-less construction and thin profile to go along. The Note 9 will also be rated to IP68 water and dust protection so you can take it virtually anywhere. And we can’t forget the S-Pen stylus though, carefully tucked away, the stylus will be revamped too supporting more features out of the box.
Sadly though new leaks confirm that the Galaxy Note 9 will not be coming with a 3.5mm jack.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera; twice the sharpness
Galaxy S8 was rumoured to come with a dual lens setup, but that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon. Galaxy Note 9 on the other hand will have a dual camera setup out of the box, a both will be 16 Megapixels one camera with a 28mm lens and the other with 50mm lens, making zooming in and out of subjects easier. Aperture will be fixed at f/1.7, opening the lens for that extra bit of sharpness, Optical Image Stabilization will also be an added bonus so that your night time shots are now clearer than ever. The front shooter on the Note 9 will be a 12 Megapixel shooter with the same f/1.7 aperture giving you those picture perfect selfies, Samsung is considerate to add OIS to the setup as well.
Galaxy Note 9 Hardware; something to Note about
Samsung’s jump to 10nm was a surprise with the S8 devices outperforming the best. The tweaked UI on the bundled Android helped it to ear through tasks without breaking a sweat. Note 9 isn’t going to be any different in this department either. If rumors are true, Samsung’s working on the update to their Exynos 8 and leaks have shown a new lithography, suggesting 4nm. But rumors or no rumors, we can conclude that we will be seeing the latest and greatest of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip in the Galaxy Note 9 and an Exynos chip for other markets as well.
There is also a rumor that there will two variants of the Galaxy Note 9, one with 6GB of RAM and the other, 8GB of RAM. Considering the possibilities and Samsung’s venture into latest tech, this could very well become true. With the latest Android on top of this hardware, Note 9 will definitely be a tough competition.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features
With a new refresh comes a great set of features, some useful and other gimmicky in most cases. We have discussed the Note 9 will be all glass device with no home button instead will be new capacitive buttons and for a change the touch id will be integrated into the display making it an improvement over the current awkward positioning of the sensor. There will be no headphone jack but Bluetooth 5.1 will help you connecting those multimedia devices, Samsung might also include a set of Bluetooth headphones in the box too, else investing in one will be a good ides since it removes the clutter of wires too. The IRIS scanner will be improved for better security of your device, the positioning of the sensor won’t change though.
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v5.1, Wi-Fi AC (rumored about AX),
|CPU||Exynos Octa-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|RAM||6GB, 64GB version or 8GB, 128GB version|
|Display||4K (3840×2160) or 4K (18.5:9 aspect ration)|
|Camera||Primary: 16 Megapixel Dual lens camera, 50mm and 28mm lens with f/1.7 aperture and OIS.
Secondary: 12 Megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS.
|Battery||4800mAh battery rumored|
|Security||On screen fingerprint sensor, IRIS scanner|
|Features||IP68 Water and Dust resistance, Wireless Charging|
|Release Date:||September 2018|
Galaxy Note 9 Price
All in all Galaxy Note 9 will the next greatest device from Samsung bundling all the specs and features into one device. Now you might be wondering when can I get my hands on one and how much is it going to cost me? Since Samsung’s marketing strategy isn’t changing anytime soon, the odds of the device releasing before September is bleak. The price tag for such premium devices at the time of launch will be premium too, so we can expect $699 for the 6GB model and $799 for the 8GB one.
Galaxy Note 9 Release Date
That being said, Samsung is full of surprises, it could also be a possibility that the Note 9 see the light before September, rumors indicate July, 2018. Either way we are excited for the next magnificent device from Samsung.
Update 13 August: You might want to ditch the Galaxy Note 8 for Note 9
Samsung is now in the spotlight for innovating, rethinking the concept of a mobile device. The Galaxy S8 is miles ahead of the S7, bringing in new feature on the table along with a new design and mightier specs, we’d wish the camera was given a bump though. The stretched design was something first for a mobile device and the wide aspect ratio meant video look stretched. But for a phone, the dual curved edges just melt on the sides making the display look bezel-less. Now we are about see this same philosophy in a ginormous form in the shape of Galaxy Note 8. As obvious as it is, Note 8 might not bring much to the table, apart from few spec bump and S-Pen stylus. This leaves us with no choice but stick to the S8 for now and wait for the Note 9. As per the new leaks, Galaxy Note 9 will the first smartphone to implement in built fingerprint scanner. The scanner will be integrated into the display, some cool future stuff, right? Wait there’s more, Galaxy Note 9 will also bring a new design as well. The camera leaks now point to a much more capable dual lens setup with f/1.4 aperture and OIS, now this makes for a compelling decision. The company who made phones with cheap plastic designs is now being hailed for their innovations, after the Note 8, Galaxy Note 9 will the next best thing.
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