Here’s everything we know about the Galaxy Note 9!
Now more than ever, Samsung’s Galaxy S+ phones are becoming eerily similar to the Note series. The Note used to be Samsung’s way of touting all of the latest and greatest tech it had to offer, and while this is still the case, the same can be said for this year’s Galaxy S9+.
Samsung needs more than just the S Pen to make the Note 9 stand out from its own phones and the rest of the competition, and luckily, all signs are pointing to something exciting for this year’s release. Here’s what we know so far!
July 17, 2018 — A new render and in-hand photos show the Note 9 once again
We already have a pretty good idea as to what the Galaxy Note 9 will look like, but thanks to a new render and a couple hands-on photos, the picture’s now clearer than ever before.
Starting first with the render, Evan Blass took to Twitter today with the above photo. It shows the Note 9 in a blue paint job with a blue and yellow S Pen to accompany it, and the combo looks downright fantastic.
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As for the hands-on photos, these line up perfectly with the render and showcase both the front and back of the phone.
What’s your take on these?
July 16, 2018 — Galaxy Note 9 spotted out in the wild with Samsung’s CEO
Not too long after DJ Koh spilled some beans about the Note 9’s S Pen features, he’s back in the news once more as he was recently spotted using the phone during the media event mentioned below.
Koh can be seen using the Note 9 in the above photo, and while most of the device is hidden, we can confirm that it is, in fact, the Note 9 due to the placement of the rear camera and fingerprint sensor.
What will the Galaxy Note 9 look like?
Quick answer — a lot like the Note 8.
We’ve seen one collection of renders for the Note 9 so far (pictured above), and save for the fingerprint sensor being moved below the rear camera sensor, the phone’s shaping up to be nearly identical to last year’s model.
As such, we can expect a large Infinity Display with slim bezels, an all-glass back, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung’s event teaser suggests that we’ll get at least one bright yellow color option, but I’m still crossing my fingers the Galaxy S9’s Burgundy Red gets a wide release on the Note 9 🤞.
What specs can we look forward to?
Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones are always home to some of the best specs around, and the Note 9 shouldn’t be any different.
Based on the current rumor mill and what we’ve seen from other 2018 flagships, here’s what we think we’ll see this year.
|Spec||Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs|
|Operating system||Android Oreo|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
or Exynos 9810
|Screen||6.3-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440) Super AMOLED panel
18.5:9 aspect ratio
|RAM||6GB / 8GB|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB / 512GB|
|Expandability||microSD up to 2TB|
3.5mm headphone jack
When will the Galaxy Note 9 be released?
The Galaxy Note 9 will be announced on August 9, 2018, at an Unpacked event in New York City.
We can expect retail availability to come in a 1-2 week time frame after the announcement, if any previous launches are any indication.
How much will the Galaxy Note 9 cost?
Pricing for the Note series has steadily been going up each year, as has the majority of the smartphone industry.
The Galaxy Note 8 costs $950 unlocked, and I’d expect the Note 9 to cost either the same or slightly more. Apple proved with the iPhone X that people aren’t afraid to shell out $1000+ for a new smartphone, and I don’t consider it to be out of the question for Samsung to follow suit with the Note 9 – especially if it adopts newer technologies like an in-display fingerprint sensor.
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Updated: June 29, 2018: Updated the spec sheet to coincide with latest rumors.
July 17, 2018 at 11:23AM