Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Preview: A complete list of specs and features

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One of the most anticipated smartphones of this year, Galaxy Note 9 is confirmed to release on August 9. The launch of the device is way earlier than expected as most of the Note series smartphones have been unveiled by the late August or in September. On August 9, Samsung is also expected to unveil Galaxy Tab S4 and Gear S4.

If reports are to be believed, the South-Korean tech giant has already sent the media invites for the event.  The company has also released the teaser of the launch event with the caption “Galaxy Unpacked.”  Notably, before the teaser, the flagship was spotted on US certification site FCC.

Talking about the specs and features, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to look identical to its predecessor in terms of design. It is likely to sport a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The previous version, Note 8 has sported a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels. One can expect Note 9’s display one of the best in business with Super AMOLED technology.

The phablet will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US and China) or Samsung Exynos 9810 processors, paired with 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of internal storage. The likes of Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi 8 also sports the same SoC. The chip is said to be the most powerful processor of Qualcomm, compete with the Apple’s A11 Bionic chip.

Speculation suggests that the device will have camera specs similar to Galaxy S9 with upgraded AR Emoji feature. The dual rear camera is likely to be placed horizontally with fingerprint scanner below it. Reports further suggest that Galaxy Note 9 will have an additional physical button for a camera shutter.

The handset will carry a 4000 mAh battery under the hood, which is said to deliver two days of battery life and 25 hours of video playback. It is worth mentioning that the Note 8 was heavily criticised for its battery capacity of 3300 mAh.

The phone will be water and dust resistant, just like its predecessor. Coming to the S Pen, the stylus is rumored to have Bluetooth support and a new unlock feature, which are going to be a massive upgrade to the biggest highlights of the flagship. The phone is expected to run on the Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience tweaks with newer UI animations.

After the debacle of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has managed to restore the faith of its customers in Note series with Galaxy Note 8, launched last year. One can expect Note 9 to carry the success of its previous version. On the competition front, the Samsung’s phablet will rival the upcoming iPhone 9 Plus.

Stay tuned for more tech news and updates.

Shailesh Sharma