We are just a little over a week away from Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event in New York where the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 9 and perhaps a few other products like the Galaxy Tab S4, a redesigned S Pen and the Galaxy Watch.
The Galaxy Note 9 will be the star of the as it will be the third flagship phone from the company this year following the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
There have been tons of rumours, renders, live images and reports of the phone over the past few weeks and news is still leaking out.
Late last Friday, a tipster based in Indonesia tweeted a promotional image of the Galaxy Note 9 along with its price and storage variants. According to the promo, the Galaxy Note 9 will be offered in two storage variants – 128GB and 512GB. The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will have a price tag of IDR 13,500,000 (approx Rs 64,400) while the top model will be priced IDR 17,500,000 (approx Rs 83,500) in Indonesia. Notably, the promo does not mention 64GB or 256GB models, both of which have been rumoured in the past. In fact, here’s a quick roundup of all that we know so far about the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.
— Talking about the design first, don’t expect a dramatic change to the look of the Galaxy Note 9 compared to the Galaxy Note 8. The upcoming flagship is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the front with narrow bezels. This means it could just marginally taller than the 6.3-inch display on the predecessor. You can also expect a dual curved edge display which has become a trademark for the company.
— The biggest change to the design will likely be on the rear panel of the Galaxy Note 9. The device, which will sport a glass back, will see a new placement for the fingerprint sensor. The sensor will now be placed just below the dual camera setup to avoid smudging the camera lens and making it easier to reach for users. The Galaxy Note 9 will be offered in three different colour options – black, blue and brown.
Samsung’s stylus, the S Pen, is expected to see a redesign as well which suggests some new functionalities although details around this are still slim. Some reports in the past suggest the S Pen could come with Bluetooth support and may allow for music playback control and long-range self-timer among other things. The way Samsung has been teasing the S Pen, it’s safe to say the company is ready to announce a few interesting things about the stylus on August 9. The S Pen is expected to come in black, brown and yellow colours.
— As for the hardware, we expect the Galaxy Note 9 to pack pack most of the same specs as the Galaxy S9+. The device will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset depending on the market. We also expect 6GB and 8GB of RAM options on offer.
— After the entire Galaxy Note 7 battery issue a couple of years ago that caused a number of units to catch on fire, Samsung played it safe and fitted a smaller battery inside the Galaxy Note 8. A few days ago, Samsung posted a teaser video suggesting the Galaxy Note 9 may get a bigger battery, suggesting the company is confident about not repeating the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
— Samsung has been a little hush about revealing anything regarding the cameras on the Galaxy Note 9, which might lead one to think that the company is not going to make any significant changes. Rather, it is expected that the device will bring a dual camera configuration similar to the Galaxy S9+ including the Dual Aperture feature that will allow the camera to switch between apertures depending on the lighting condition.
— Last week, a Flipkart teaser was spotted suggesting the Galaxy Note 9 India launch will coincide with its global unveiling on August 9. The teaser also suggests that the device will start shipping in the country from August 15.
News credit : Indiatoday