Now that we are done with everything about the Galaxy S9 and S9 plus, from the unveiling to pre-orders and now that the devices are available in stores, it’s time to focus our attention on Samsung’s second flagship of the year – the Galaxy Note 9. Predictably, murmurs about the Galaxy Note 9 are beginning to trickle in.
A few days back, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy Moniker has been trademarked in faraway Columbia, while that is a firm confirmation that the Note 9 is underway, a new report from Sammobile indicates work on the Galaxy Note 9 firmware development has begun.
In the usual manner, Sammobile reports that we may get to see two versions of the Note 9 as reflected by the firmware builds being tested by Samsung that holds the model numbers N960FXXE0ARB7 and N960FXXU0ARC5, so we’re looking at SM-N960 and SM-N965 model numbers depending on the region. The report further stressed that firmware development for the Galaxy Note 9 is coming over two weeks earlier than that of Note 8 which started on April 6, 2017.
Interestingly, the Galaxy S9 firmware development started two weeks earlier than that of the S8, and as a result, was announced a month earlier than the 2017 flagship S8, so we will most likely see Samsung introduce upcoming Galaxy Note 9 much earlier than the Note 8.
Much of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 9 are still subjects of speculations. So far, we have heard that the device will be a mild upgrade over the Note 8 with similar designs and internals, save for a more modern processor and a beefier battery. The device is also rumored to be Sammy’s first device to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, which already debuted with a couple of devices including the Vivo Apex, and Vivo X20 Plus UD.