By now the speculations, gossips, leaks and rumours weigh more than reality on Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The company seems to be waiting for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow in Barcelona on Sunday, the 25th February 2018.
The same old excitements technical paparazzi had when iPhone X was released just months before returns with a vengeance. The invitation the South Korean electronics giant sent out for the exclusive launch shortly.
The failure Galaxy Note 7 could have affected most of the companies but not Samsung. Their Galaxy Note 8 got roaring applause and the sales graph raised astronomically – a whopping Million Units in South Korea alone.
As of now the available data on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are scanty and may have to wait till the release of Galaxy S9 and S9 +.
Leaving aside surprising spring up, we can expect following:
- The operating system could be Android Oreo (either 8.0 or 8.1), with regional retractions.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US models) or Exynos 9810 (overseas) processor is the possible candidate.
- The fingerprint sensor is at the rear but not sure whether the placement will be beneath or side of the camera lens. Looks like the shifting it to the front did not materialise.
- There is no clue on the RAM, Battery, Storage, Display Type, Screen Size, Resolution, Dimensions, Camera Resolution (front and back)m, Connections, number of SIMS, Micro SD slot etc.
The restriction for Exynos processors for the outside US is because Qualcomm can use CDMA patents for Verizon and Sprint only.
Samsung seems to be deviating from the previous schedule of August- September for the announcement and release respectively for pricing and availability. The price is likely to be marginally lower than the Note 8 ($929). The pricing of Galaxy Note 9 has a bearing on iPhone X clocking $1,000.
Samsung may do away with the in-display fingerprint sensor.
Few of expected features are:
- The operating system- the newly released Android Oreo.
- A dual-camera setup.
- A super slow-motion shooting feature in the camera.
- Better hardware
- Trendy emoji.
- An interface called Samsung Experience 9.5.
- Firmware features, especially some about its S-Pen stylus;.
- USB-C and headphone jack.
Let us keep our fingers crossed for few weeks more for updates on this product.