Just yesterday, Samsung sent out invites for the Galaxy Note 9 unveiling on August 9. Now, spoiling Samsung’s launch event, Eldar Murtazin from Mobile Review has posted a detailed hands-on of Samsung’s next flagship phablet.
Galaxy Note 9
Rumors pointed to Samsung hosting an event earlier than normal before the end of 2018, and, sure enough, the company has just confirmed as much.
Post the Galaxy Note 7 incident, Samsung played safe in terms of battery capacity with the Galaxy Note 8 and equipped it with a modest 3300mAh battery. This year though, it looks like the company is once again going to push barriers in terms of battery capacity with the Note 9.
If you picked up a Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung last year and are already looking forward to the next model, your wait may be coming to an end soon.
With the Galaxy S9 receiving less than stellar response, Samsung is now focusing on its next major flagship: the Galaxy Note 9. While previous Galaxy Note handsets have been based on the company’s flagship Galaxy S handset from earlier this year, the Korean company is looking to improve the Note 9 in some aspects to help it better stand out.
The lukewarm response to the Galaxy S9 has forced Samsung to consider launching the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than usual. The news reports are basing this information on the fact that Samsung will start producing OLED panels for use in the Galaxy Note 9 from April itself — two months earlier than the usual timeframe.
Smartphones with fingerprint readers embedded into the display are no longer a fictional endeavor, as Vivo has already shown off one of its own smartphones with the technology in place.
The lack of an under-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S9 disappointed many, especially after Vivo partnered with Qualcomm to show off a phone with an under-display fingerprint scanner at CES 2018. Nonetheless, reports claimed that Samsung would be debuting the technology on the Galaxy Note 9 later in the year.
KGI: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Ship with Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner; Galaxy S9 to Feature Improved Iris Scanner
The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been heavily criticised for its poor location and inaccuracy. It was believed that Samsung would ship the Galaxy Note 8 with a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display but due to technological reasons, the company has had to push that for the Galaxy S9 next year.