Samsung Fails To Confirm Latest Rumors Surrounding The Galaxy Note 9

By Ilana Mason — Published June 13, 2018

Samsung Fails To Confirm Latest Rumors Surrounding The Galaxy Note 9

Cue Kim and BJ Kang of Samsung's Global Product Planning Group revealed that they are planning the next Note device, the Galaxy Note 9. Bloomberg have recently reported that the launch date has been set to August 9, 2018 with official sales beginning in September and Samsung have claimed that they have been working on the Galaxy Note 9 as soon as the Galaxy Note 8 was completed. They claim to have been "considering how to approach the development of the next note by evaluating the latest model and looking for ways to improve upon signature features like the S Pen," a feature that could effectively improve user experience.

Whilst there are some features predicted to stay the same such as the size and the horizontal formation of the camera lenses, Kang commented that there are improvements that need to be made within the Note series. What's more, the Galaxy Note will feature an 'under-display optical finger print'. This means that instead of the button located on the back of the Galaxy Note 8, all users will have to do in order to unlock their phone is place a finger on the phone's screen. An additional feature will also be a fish-eye selfie camera which will also add to the iris-scanning capabilities for the imminent flagship.


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This technology aside, in terms of design, there are rumors that the 2018 Galaxy Note may even have a foldable design if they are able to find solutions to the ambiguous technical issues that the Samsung President of Mobile D.J Koh has hinted towards. Although the exact design has not been confirmed, patent designs have revealed a combination between the classic clamshell design that when opened, reveals a regular, full length touch screen. This is interesting as Samsung's traditional foldable phone design, commonly referred to as the Galaxy X is always seemingly separate to the Samsung Note range. Other sources claim that the Note 9 is more likely to resemble the iPhone X and have similar design features to other 'phablets' on the market.

Furthermore, developments in battery life have recently been revealed. It seems that Samsung are looking to combat problems that they have previously run in to surrounding battery size. With the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung aim to use a 4,000mAh cell to keep it running efficiently which is a dramatic change compared to the 3,300mAh battery used in the Galaxy Note 8. What's more, we are heavily anticipating rumors of a wireless charger designed to charge the potentially larger battery in record time.


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Finally, it is important to note that 'Galaxy Not 9' is not the official name for this new model however it is simply a speculation based on previous name choices and numbering systems used by Samsung so far.

That is all we know so far surrounding the latest Galaxy Note model but if the rumors of an August launch appear to be true it looks like we will not be waiting too long before getting our paws on one.

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