Samsung mobile only recently sent out media invites to its Galaxy unpacked event scheduled to hold in NYC on August 9, that gives us the hope the Galaxy Note 9 and even the Samsung Gear S4 would be made official on the said date.
There have already been tons of rumors relating to the specs and even design of the Galaxy Note 9, but now we have got a very big and somewhat reliable information regarding the Note 9 from Eldar Murtazin – a well-known veteran in the industry, with a track record of leaks relating to Samsung’s products. He claimed to have had a quality time in the US with a pre-production of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 during which he was able to evaluate the device in general. So he got a lot to tell us about the device, will it be enough to warrant an upgrade from the Note 8? read on to get more of his gist.
We have known all along that there won’t be any radical change in terms of design, and if words from Eldar Murtazin are to be taken for it, the Note 9 will bear a striking semblance to the Note, with a minor change made at the rear side – a repositioned fingerprint sensor, as we already saw in previous renders.
Furthermore, the industry veteran has it that the Galaxy Note 9 looks a lot heavier than the Note 8, and as per his assessment should be able to offer one to two days of normal usage and 23 to 25 hours of video playback at maximum brightness, a huge leap over that of the Note8, and that further cement previous rumors of a Galaxy Note 9 with a whopping 4000mAh battery.
Like we already know, Samsung will ship on the Qualcomm variant to South Korea and the US, while other markets will get the variant with Samsung’s own Exynos SoC. According to the source, the Note 9 will get a variant with 8GB/512GB RAM/storage option as earlier rumored, while there will be a base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and a higher one with 8GB/256GB.
As expected, the Russian Journalist revealed that the Note 9 will retain the Note 8’s dual-lens camera system, but with improved performance having a lens with variable aperture, improved low-light photography, and better optical image stabilization (OIS). He also reiterates that the Note 9 will get the Super AMOLED screen with better sunlight visibility and an upgraded AlwaysOn Display functionality.
He also mentioned that Samsung may have reworked the S Pen with various work modes that will likely appeal to business users. the leak mentions Bluetooth support and the ability to unlock the device remotely.