Samsung will soon start production of its upcoming Note series smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pretty soon. As per the reports, the smartphone has been codenamed “Crown”.
Recently, an official from a supplier of smartphone components in South Korea was quoted by The Bell saying “we will start providing components for a pilot production [of Galaxy Note 9] in the first quarter next year.”
The South Korea based smartphone manufacturer is known for having codenames for its smartphones which hints at certain feature of the device. For instance, the Galaxy Note 8 had a codename “Baikal” which is named after one of the world’s biggest lakes. Many believe that the codename implied the bigger display on the smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is speculated to be a more refined version of the existing Note 8 smartphone. It is expected to retain the 6.3-inch Infinity Display with almost similar specifications, apart from the processor. It seems that the South Korean giant will be focusing more on improving the dual camera system on the smartphone and the functionalities of the accompanying S Pen.
While there is no information available related to the smartphone and it is yet to go into production, the Galaxy Note 9 could be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 845 processor, which is expected to power the next-generation Galaxy S series smartphone.
Earlier this year, in August, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone featuring a 6.3-inch QHD+ S-AMOLED Infinity Display. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset (or Exynos 8895 chipset depending on the region) along with 6GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Note is the first smartphone from Samsung that comes with a dual camera setup. At the back, the phone features a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and another 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer. It comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and also features an iris scanner.
It is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery that supports wireless charging feature and has a IP68 certificate, indicating water and dust resistant body. The phone also comes with an intuitive S-Pen stylus.