The South Korean giant Samsung will be announcing Galaxy Note 9 at an Unpacked 2018 event on August 9 at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York. After Samsung mobile division CEO DungJin Koh was recently found spotted with the alleged Galaxy Note 9 in his hands, now the flagship smartphone has surfaced in a press render.
The render has been leaked by the popular leakster Evan Blass on his official twitter handle. The tweet carries an image of the Galaxy Note 9 which shows the device rear as well as the front panel. It also shows the S Pen stylus in the new Golden or Yellow colour. The render also shows the position of the fingerprint sensor which is just below the dual rear camera.
As per an earlier report, the S Pen will include Bluetooth support and it can be used to control long-range self-timer for the camera and control music playback.
Meanwhile, there is a separate leak emerging which shows the Galaxy Note 9 in real. It also shows the Note 9 from both the front and back side. The font panel shows the display showing the “Samsung Galaxy Note 9 powered by Knox” message on the screen. On the back panel, there is the dual cameras with the usual LED flash module on the back and Samsung branding below the fingerprint sensor.
A recent report revealed that the Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders will open in mid-August. The Note 9 will be announced a couple of weeks earlier than its predecessor – Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled on August 23, 2017, but was launched on September 15. It is however not revealed in the report whether pre-orders will be limited to the South Korean market only or the rest of the global markets as well.
Rumours say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will carry a price tag of PLN 4,299 which is approx. 79,370 for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This price hints that the pricing will start at the same price as its predecessor – Galaxy Note 8.
Recently major specs and features of the upcoming flagship smartphonesurfaced online. The Galaxy Note 9 will have a similar curved Super AMOLED-backed Infinity Display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio like Galaxy Note 8. The low-end variant will come with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There will be an 8GB RAM variant which will come with two storage options of 256GB and 512GB. All the variants will support expandable memory via microSD cards. The phone will include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC (US and South Korean market) and in-house Exynos 9810 processor for other global markets including India. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be backed up by a 4000 mAh battery which will be bigger than the 3300mAh battery seen on Galaxy Note 8. Reportedly, it will offer 23-25 hours of video playback and the battery will last for up to two days on normal use. The flagship will be featuring S Pen stylus with some major improvements including support for Bluetooth connectivity.