After launching the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung is now gearing up to launch the next-generation Galaxy Note series smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Recently, some country-specific website of Samsung listed the support pages for the Galaxy Note 9, which carries the model number SM-N960U. Now, as per the new reports, the smartphone could get launched earlier than planned.
The report says that the prediction of the early launch of next-gen Galaxy Note series device is based on reports that Samsung Display will start making OLED screens for the Galaxy Note 9 in April. The report claims that the display production usually starts in June, thus putting the Galaxy Note 9 two months ahead of schedule.
If the phone gets launched early, the company could be looking to beat out Apple’s next-generation iPhone. Recently reports have indicated that Apple is planning to launch three iPhone this year, each with different screen-size and price segment. The early launch of Galaxy Note 9 could benefit the company in terms of sales.
The report also suggests that the upcoming Galaxy Note smartphone won’t feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. According to the previous reports, the under-display fingerprint sensor technology doesn’t match Samsung’s security standards. However, smartphone manufacturers like Vivo and Huawei have already jumped on this new technology.
Recently, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appeared on Geekbench, a benchmarking website, which revealed that the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset — Snapdragon 845 along with 6GB RAM. It is also said to be running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.
The device scored 2190 points in the single-core score and 8806 points in the multi-core score. These scores are similar to that of the recently announced Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s which is also powered by a Snapdragon 845.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to come with Infinity Display 2.0 with the same-sized 6.3-inch S-AMOLED screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is said to be available in three storage variants — 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
A recent report claims that the phone will come with a bigger battery than its predecessor. While the Galaxy Note 8 packs 3,400mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to draw power from a 3,800mAh battery.