Samsung Galaxy Note 9 set to launch on August 9

first_imgSamsung has confirmed it will host its next Unpacked event on August 9, 2018 via invites being sent out. The event will see the launch of a new Galaxy device and while Samsung hasn’t confirmed the name explicitly, it is widely expected to be the Galaxy Note 9. The flagship recently got certified by the FCC and a past Bloomberg report also pegged its unveiling to take place in early August as opposed to last year when the Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled on August 23.The South Korean tech giant posted a little teaser of what looks like the S Pen of the Galaxy Note 9 in yellow, which also suggests a new colour for the device. The teaser emphasises the button on the stylus, suggesting some possible new functionalities. As for the Galaxy Note 9, some CAD renders earlier this year hints at a design similar to the Galaxy Note 8. What may be a relief for some is that Samsung is still saying no to the notch. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to sport a similar 6.3-inch Infinity Display with narrow bezels on the top and bottom.The biggest aesthetical change may be seen on the back with regards to the placement of the fingerprint sensor. On the Galaxy Note 8, the sensor was placed right next to the dual camera setup, but renders of the Galaxy Note 9 suggest the sensor will be moved below the dual cameras to avoid smudging the camera lens. Additionally, reports of an in-display fingerprint sensor have also been quashed.The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 for most countries including India, while the US variant is expected to carry the Snapdragon 845 chip. Additionally, the memory and storage configuration is said to start from 6GB going up to 8GB of RAM and 64GB to a whopping 512GB of storage, but we’ll know the exact details only at the time of launch. The upcoming phone is also expect to house a larger 3,850mAh battery compared to the underwhelming 3,300mAh battery inside the Galaxy Note 8.advertisementThe Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to come with an updated Bixby 2.0 with better voice recognition and language support. Cameras will likely be a key focus area as well with some reports suggesting a 16MP primary camera with f/1.4 aperture, which would be a huge upgrade over the Galaxy Note 8. Elsewhere, the Note 9 could sport a similar 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup as the Galaxy S9+ with the Dual Aperture feature.The upcoming Unpacked event could also see a few other announcements such as the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Gear S4 wearable. You can livestream the event via Samsung’s official website.last_img read more