Samsung Galaxy Note9 Leaked Specifications Reveal A Disappointing Upgrade Over Note8
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 was launched in August 2017 at a very competitive price in India. Before its launch, there doubts that the Note8 would just be a Galaxy S8+ with S-Pen but, it turned out to be a great offering at the price. Ever since the Galaxy Note8 was launched, there were rumours that the Galaxy Note9 would feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, that appears to be false and Samsung could push the technology till the Galaxy S10 launch.
A new report claims to have acquired the unofficially accurate specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note9. By unofficially accurate it means that Samsung’s not said so, but based on leaks and precedent. The leaked specifications, at the least, are a bare minimum upgrade from one generation to another. For loyal Samsung-users, it could be a disappointing buy but, users still using a Galaxy Note5 could be in for a substantial upgrade.
The display would remain the same as the previous gen. It would have a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 px resolution. This translates into an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the smartphone will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset for the US and South Korea markets. For the rest of the markets, the smartphone will run on the Exynos 9810 chipset which is a Samsung SoC. The respective chipset will be coupled with 6GB of RAM along with either 64GB/128GB/256GB storage which will be expandable via microSD card.
Powering the smartphone will be a 3300 mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0 support. Out of the box, the device will run Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience 9.0 on top.
The Galaxy Note8 was the first Samsung smartphone to be sport a dual-camera setup. This time around as well, the Galaxy Note9 will have a 12MP wide-angle camera along with a 12MP telephoto lens which will record 4K videos at 60fps. The Galaxy Note9 will also record 720P videos at 960 fps, just like the Galaxy S9 devices.
The specifications look eerily similar to the Galaxy Note8’s. You need to squint hard to make out the differences and if they turn out to be true, it may not have as many suitors as the Galaxy Note8 did.