It’s been just a couple of month since the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched, and now the rumors of Galaxy Note 9 has already started. According to local news outlet (South Korea) The Bell (H/T The Investor) as saying, “We will start providing components for a pilot production (of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9) in the first quarter next year.”
So, we can expect the Note 9 sometime in the second half of 2018. A launch window of August or September seems most likely, as this is when the Note 9’s predecessor – the well-received Galaxy Note 8 – was officially unveiled. Moreover, the code name of Note 9 is leaked – “Crown”.
Samsung Electronics will soon start the development of its next Galaxy Note smartphone under the codename “crown”.
What the Android Community want to see!
On-screen fingerprint scanner
Well, its been quite long since the rumors about the on-screen fingerprint scanner floating on the internet. Though, embedding the fingerprint scanner beneath the screen is not so easy. Still, the fans (Android and iOS) always keep a hope that upcoming devices will have the feature. Similarly, the rumors have started floating.
Of course, we want to see the fingerprint scanner underneath the screen, but it’s very unlikely that the Note 9 will have the feature. Actually, some sources are claiming it and some are denying it, we will have to wait until the company releases the Note 9 in next August/September.
One of the biggest problems with any smartphone is the battery life. Though, the company is installing the higher capacity battery, which is not still enough. Furthermore, the lower battery size in Galaxy Note is understandable given what happened with the Note 7, but it’s meant that while the Note 8 should last you a day you’ll probably be plugging it in at night.
This might be the safety precautions of Samsung, if the company could deliver a two days battery life and fast charging on Note 9, without risking an inferno, fans would be very happy.
Even less bezel
Galaxy Note 8 already has very thin bezels, however, the top and bottom have little bit extra bezels, which might go away in the upcoming Note 9.
Actually, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great phone, however, the speakers aren’t. Note 8 has a single bottom speaker, and it’s very likely that the Note 9 will have another speaker at the top of the phone.
Given the specs and the features, the price of Galaxy Note 9 is very unlikely to be below $999 (Rs. 10,0000 only). But if it can keep it around the same that would be something, and would see it undercut Apple’s top-end phones, given that the new iPhone X starts at $999.