Samsung has confirmed that it will be debuting the Galaxy Note 9 on Aug. 9. Well-known tipster Eldar Murtazin who has used the pre-production unit of the Note 9 in order to evaluate its hardware and software has shared some juicy details about the flagship smartphone.
According to Murtazin, there is miniscule difference between the front design of the Galaxy Note 9 and the predecessor Galaxy Note 8. In fact, the only major change in the design is the repositioned fingerprint reader which is now available below the horizontal dual camera.
In the camera department too, Samsung has not brought many major changes as it inherits the dual camera setup with variable aperture from the Galaxy S9+. Murtazin has revealed that with new algorithms onboard and improved optical image stabilization, the dual cameras are able to deliver better photography experience. The South Korean company has also updated the AR Emojis on the Note 9. The pre-production unit was found to be equipped with brighter panel for improved sunlight visibility. It also features updated Always on Display (AOD).
The Galaxy Note 9 is a bit bulky as Murtazin claims that it is packed with a 4,000mAh battery. Such a large battery may allow the phablet to last for two days with single charge. As rumors have revealed, Murtazin has said that the S Pen stylus will be arriving with some major improvements including support for Bluetooth connectivity.
The U.S. and South Korea are expected to receive the Snapdragon 845 edition of the Galaxy Note 9. Rest of the market could be treated with its Exynos 9810 variant. The handset will be arriving with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The company is also expected to unleash an 8 GB RAM edition of the Note 9 that will either include 256 GB or 512 GB of internal storage.
It is likely that the company may advertise the Galaxy Note 9 as a business-centric smartphone when its market release draws near. A recent report has revealed that the company may discontinue the Galaxy Note 8 in order to drive the sales of Note 9. The reason behind it is that the company has halted the shipments of the Note 8 units to its retailing partners. At present, the retailers are said to be clearing up the existing stock of Note 8.