Samsung will most likely unveil its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. The company has sent out invites for the ‘Unpacked’ event, where it’s expected to launch the smartphone and also posted a video teasing a stylus, which is too well known for being an accessory for the Galaxy Note series of handsets. Additionally, the month of launch coincides with the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S7, which were launched on August 23 and August 2 respectively. Samsung could also launch a couple of other devices at the event like the Galaxy Tab S4, which was recently spotted on FCC’s website, and the rumoured Gear S4.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was also previously spotted on the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website. No specs or features of the smartphone were outed in the filings, but it indicated the presence of two more device models, SM-N960F/DS and SM-N960X. Last year’s Galaxy Note 8 (review) featured the model number SM-N950F and the Note 9’s SM-N960F/DS serial number hints at a dual-SIM model of the device, while the SM-N960X is speculated to be the factory-unlocked version.
Going by the reports and rumours of the Galaxy Note 9, it might be just an incremental update over the Note 8. It is expected to feature thinner bezels and come with new features for the S Pen as compared to its predecessor. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor will most likely be placed centrally, below the camera and it could be equipped with the variable aperture lens, same as the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones.
The Note 9 was earlier spotted on Geekbench and it was running on the company’s Exynos 9810 SoC with 6GB RAM. There will also be a Snapdragon 845 variant of the device for other regions. It could feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 display aspect ratio. The handset is expected to launch running on Android 8.1 Oreo and could be backed by a 4000mAh battery.