The South Korean giant Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event on Aug 9, 2018, and has confirmed the launch of a new device at the event. The Samsung event will be held at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on August 9 and starts at 11 AM ET (8:30 PM IST). The company is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 9 at the event.
Samsung has started sending out press invitations for the launch event. The invite shows the S Pen stylus, which hints at the launch of the Galaxy Note 9. The invite teases a new yellow colour for the device and a button which could be the Bixby button.
The August 9th launch date was earlier reported by Bloomberg. The smartphone was recently certified by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicating its launch event to happen soon. The FCC listing shows two variants – SM-N960X and an SM-N960F/DS. The former is said to be the international variant while latter should be a dual SIM Galaxy Note 9 expected to be probably for Asia region. The Galaxy Note 9 that will be releasing in the U.S is likely to have a model number of SM-N960U. The phone will likely include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC (US market) or in-house Exynos 9810 processor for other global markets.
Design-wise, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected not be too much different from the Note 8. It will have a larger battery, faster processor, better cameras, and an improved S-Pen experience than the Note 8.
As far as other specs are concerned, earlier rumours have suggested that the Galaxy Note 9 will sport a large 6.4-inch display with Samsung’s popular infinity display and a screen resolution of 412×846 pixels. It is also rumoured to support Bixby 2.0 and will run Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone will also reportedly come with 6GB RAM and 64/128/256GB internal storage options. Galaxy Note 9 is expected to pack a larger 4000mAh battery instead of 3300mAh battery found on the Galaxy Note 8. Some countries may receive 512 GB model of the Note 9 that may feature 8 GB of RAM.