Samsung, after launching Galaxy S9 series flagship smartphone earlier this year, is now gearing up to launch the next-generation Note series flagship — Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Earlier, there were reports claiming that the company could launch a 512GB internal storage model of the Galaxy Note 9.
Now, the latest report suggests that the 512GB internal storage model will be exclusive to the South Korean and Chinese markets only in the initial phase. However, the report adds that the company could launch the variant in other regions at a later date.
Currently, it’s not known if the company plans to make any other change in the phone’s specs apart from the storage capacity. If not, then the Galaxy Note 9’s top-end model with 512GB onboard storage could come with 6GB or 8GB RAM, powered by the company’s own Exynos 9810 octa-core processor.
According to the reports, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will come with a 6.3-inch display having QHD+ screen resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will be powered by the latest and Samsung Exynos 9810 or upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, depending on the region.
Concept renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggests that there won’t be a major difference in terms of design compared to its S-series siblings. The front side of the phone will be dominated by the Infinity Display, with thin bezels on the top and bottom. The volume rocker, as well as the power button, has been placed on the left side and towards the right, there’s the dedicated Bixby button.
The company has also decided to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, which sits beside the USB Type-C port on the bottom. On the back, one of the major change is the placement of the fingerprint scanner. According to these renders, the fingerprint sensor has now been moved below the camera module, which should make it more convenient to use.
The flagship smartphone is also expected to come with an upgraded camera system, though we believe that the phone will continue to offer the same dual-aperture primary camera, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
In the software department, the device is expected to come with a redesigned interface from Samsung, which is dubbed as Crown UX and will be based on Android Oreo operating system out of the box. Further, the phone is also expected to come powered by a larger battery rated at 3,850mAh.
As for the phone’s availability, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be announced on 9th August at an event in New York and is expected to be available on pre-order shortly after that. The reports indicate that the shipments could start from two weeks after the phone’s launch.