Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What we know so far

Samsung Galaxy Note lineup of tablets is a great success out there. Samsung is selling millions of Galaxy Note units every quarter. Last year, the South Korean company announced the Galaxy Note 8 following months of rumors and speculation. Basically, the Note 8 is not a significant upgrade over the Note 7. However, it marks Samsung’s strong comeback after the Note 7 disaster.

Samsung officially confirmed that the Note 9 will take the center stage at its Unpacked event on August 9. The upcoming Note 9 is expected to come with a lot of new things like better camera performance, smarter Bixby, in-display fingerprint scanner, or stunning display.

In reality, rumors have been circulating about Samsung’s next Galaxy Note device for months. However, with a lot of contradictory rumors and reports, it’s hard to imagine what Samsung will include in its Galaxy Note 9 this year. With that in mind, we have gathered everything you need to know about Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Note.

  1. Design

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has not seen a major design change in recent years. Last year, the Note 8 retained a lot of details from the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Therefore, don’t expect to see something special in terms of design this year.

In reality, there is not much to tell about the Note 9’s design as Samsung will take some design hints from the last year’s model. If this is the case, we will have an Infinity Display and on-screen buttons. However, it remains unknown where the fingerprint scanner will be located.

With the release of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, Samsung repositioned the fingerprint scanner under the camera. Sources say that the upcoming Note 9 will feature an under-display fingerprint scanner.

Last year, Samsung was rumored to include an in-display fingerprint scanner with its Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, but it was nowhere to be found. According to sources, Samsung has been struggling to integrate a fingerprint scanner under the display, so it needs more time to work on it.

According to the latest reports, the Galaxy Note 9 will not feature a top notch. Instead, Samsung will stick to the traditional display panel, but the screen will be much improved to allow for better picture quality and more details.

  1. Display

Sources say that the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will sport a 6.4-inch super-AMOLED display. Samsung will improve the display to offer a better user experience. Specifically, the display will be much brighter and has higher pixel density when compared to the current Note 8.

According to the reliable sources, the Note 9’s display will sport a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels, a slight increase when compared to the Note 8. Samsung is speeding up production of OLED display panels to meet the huge demand for the device. Samsung expects to ship more than 10 million units in the first three days of availability.

Samsung is supplying OLED panels for a large number of smartphone brands out there. That makes sense as the South Korean firm now dominates the OLED market with more than 90 percent market share.

  1. Camera

One of the selling points of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series lies in its cameras. The current Galaxy Note 8 offers stunning photos even in low-light conditions. Sources say that the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will feature a triple camera setup.

There is a good chance that the device will retain the dual-camera setup we have already seen on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Samsung will add a lot of improvements to its cameras like a wider aperture or better portrait mode.

Sources claim that the Galaxy Note 9 will feature the same 12MP + 12MP camera setup. In terms of the front-facing shooter, the Note 9 will maintain an 8MP snapper, but it remains unknown whether Samsung will add more skills to it.

  1. Hardware

Sources say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will feature Qualcomm’s latest processor at launch. In reality, Samsung has its tradition of launching two versions of its flagship phones. And Samsung will stick to this tradition this year.

The Galaxy Note 9 will come in two chipset versions, one of which includes the Exynos 9810 chipset. Like its previous models, the Note 9 with the Exynos 9810 chipset will target the international markets, while the Qualcomm processor-enabled device will hit the US market.

The Galaxy Note 9 will make its debut on August 9. Rumors are just rumors and we are looking forward to seeing the unveiling this week.

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