Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will be the Galaxy Note 9 because the company has already trademarked the name last month. Today, a couple of tweets from different tipsters revealed two key features of the Note 9. Firstly, the Galaxy Note 9 will come with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ display, a larger one when compared to the 6.3-inch screen found on the Galaxy Note 8. Another rumoured feature is the phone will have a larger battery- either a 3850mAh unit or a 4000mAh unit. The screen size was tipped by a Chinese user touting the source as Weibo, while the battery size is tipped by reliable Samsung device tipster Ice Universe on Twitter.
The bigger screen size on the Note 9 will not be a worry for many users, and it will give a slight edge for Samsung to differentiate between the Galaxy S9+ and the Note 9. The S9+ features a 6.2-inch display and it makes complete sense for Samsung to bump up the screen size. The increase in battery size will be a welcome change for many users as Samsung flagship devices are often criticised for the poor battery performance, especially the Exynos variants.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is coming sooner than we expected, maybe in early June due to the poor sales of the Galaxy S9 duo. As a result, the Note 9 has already made its appearance on Geekbench, hinting at the possible early launch date.
There are several rumours on the web stating the Galaxy Note 9 will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, while one report says it won’t feature the same. Samsung might not include the in-display biometric sensor on the Note 9 because the technology is still in early stages, even though a couple of devices from Vivo and Huawei had featured it already.
Other features include the same Snapdragon 845 SoC or the Exynos 9810 SoC in some markets such as India. An improved S Pen is on the cards along with the same variable aperture cameras on the back. Of course, the phone will boot Android Oreo out of the box.