Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Game Of Thrones Season 8 - End Game With Sinhala Subtitles

Flipboard

Flipboard

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

Samsung is holding an Unpacked event this Sunday at MWC 2018, but it is for the Galaxy S9 rather than this Note 9. We have a bit longer to wait for this beast of a phone, but from the Galaxy S9 launch we should get some clues on what to expect, so it's well worth a watch.

Forget the infamous 'notch' of the iPhone X, and the 'borderless' screens of recent flagships that actually have borders, albeit minimal. The upcoming Galaxy Note 9, expected to land in August 2018, could see a truly all-glass front that embeds not only an under-glass fingerprint scanner (the tech we should have seen in the Galaxy S9), but the sensors and selfie camera too.

The Note 9 is rumoured to be codenamed 'Crown', and if things turn out as hoped this phone really will be able to take the Android crown.



When is the Galaxy Note 9 release date?

In recent years Samsung has shunned September's IFA tradeshow for its new Note launch in favour of an Unpacked event held a few weeks earlier in August. This has enabled it to evade the hype of other flagships launching at IFA, and get its phone out to the market before the new iPhone.

In 2017 we saw the Note 8 launch on 23 August and go on sale on 15 September. (We won't embarrass the company by talking about the Note 7 launch.)

In 2018 we expect to see a Note 9 announcement at the end of August and an on-sale date mid-September.

How much will the Galaxy Note 9 cost?

People were shocked by the RRP of the Galaxy Note 8 when it was revealed it would cost £869. But on closer inspection we found it worth every penny. Moreover, it's now available for at least £100 less if you shop around online - Samsung prices usually fall by around 20 percent within the first three months of launch.

Expect the Galaxy Note 9 to once again come in at £869.

What new features are expected in the Galaxy Note 9?

It's very early to talk about Note 9 specifications. Some things are certain, such as the fact the Note 9 will see a performance upgrade - we expect the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (and the latest Exynos chip in certain territories), and we hope to see Samsung bump up the RAM to 6GB. This is a phone that's already blazing fast, of course, so we're more interested in the features everyday consumers will really notice.


The most exciting rumour by far is that the Note 9 will have an all-glass front, with a truly bezel-less design. It will achieve this by embedding the fingerprint scanner into (or rather under) the display, and also integrating the camera and sensors here. The Super AMOLED screen will most certainly act as a light source for the sensor.




The above image is from a recent patent awarded to Samsung, filed at WIPO. The only question is whether such a design will be ready in time for the Note 9, or if we will be looking at a future release.

A stretched out display might result in a design something like the image used at the top of this page (a render created by Ben Geskin). He suggests the Note 9 will feature a 6.4in 4K display. 

If Samsung is not able to implement this new type of screen, we should be looking at very similar specifications as for the Note 8, with a 6.3in Quad-HD+ (2960x1440, 18.5:9, 521ppi) Super AMOLED panel.

The under-glass fingerprint scanner is very likely for the Note 9, however, at least according to KGI analysts. They also say Samsung will switch from Synaptics to Egis for this sensor, which costs four to five times the price.


The iris scanner is expected to get a boost in the Samsung Galaxy S9, so expect to see those same changes carried through to the Note 9. An Android Police reader has discovered an upcoming feature called Intelligent Scan - an answer to Face ID by the looks of it - that we expect to see first in the Galaxy S9 and then carried over to the Note 9.



Samsung is also tipped to use a new type of metal (called Metal 12) for its upcoming Note 9, with a magnesium and aluminium alloy that is tougher yet lighter.

View the original article here

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

Samsung has introduced a new pair of wireless earbuds with various upgrades including wireless charging. Find out what we make of the Galaxy Buds in our full review.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy Buds?
The Galaxy Buds are solidly good wireless earbuds with comfortable design and reasonable sound quality for an affordable price.
Samsung has added some nice features here like Ambient Sound, but there are also cost cutting measures and iPhone owners will want to avoid considering these as an AirPods alternative.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Hands-On Preview

Niantic has used the tech behind its hugely successful Pokémon Go to bring witches and wizards a new game that they’re going to be obsessed with.
Should I Buy Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is more than just Pokémon Go with magic. It brings gameplay elements that you'll know and love if you're a Pokémon Go fan together with new and exciting features designed exclusively for this new game to bring the Wizarding World to life.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Review

A mid-range phone with triple rear cameras is a rare thing, especially at under £300 but the Galaxy A7 isn't an instant winner. Find out why in our full review.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)? The Galaxy A7 is a decent choice for a mid-range phone if you're looking to spend less than £300. Highlights include an excellent screen, nice design and cameras you'd wouldn't expect to find.
However, unless you're going to use the wide-angle lens a lot there are some strong rivals out there like the Moto G7 Plus and Honor Play.

iHealth Core Review

This smart scale from iHealth offers detailed body composition measurements, from BMI to visceral fat rating. Find out what we think in our iHealth Core review.
Should I Buy The iHealth Core? We like the way that the Core and Lite scales interact with the other iHealth products, and the Core offers a bunch of useful metrics with which to monitor your health. Setup is easy and the app's graphs give a decent visual representation of your health-metric trends as you progress.

Amazon Lord Of The Rings TV Show Latest News

Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV series has been quiet on the news front for the past few months but we're starting to some details emerge for the highly anticipated show.
For most of the past decade, TV producers have been desperate to find ‘the next Game of Thrones’, and now Amazon apparently reckons it’s found it: Lord of the Rings.

Like Fan Page