Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price, Release Date, Pre-order, and New Features (Updated)
Update 1: A new report from Samsung-Mobile News told that a smartphone with the model number SM-N960F/DS has been live on support pages for Finnish, Denmark, France, and Norway. The Source suggested that it is the Galaxy Note9 and the “DS” in the model number represents a Dual SIM variant.
Update 2: The Galaxy Note 9 has recently benchmarked, and received 5162 single-core scores and 10704 multi-core scores. The benchmark listing also reveals Exynos 9815 chipset, 8GB RAM, and Octa-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is close to launching and we have round-up all rumors, leaks and reports in one place. The Korean giant launches its Galaxy Note series devices every year in August, which is just a couple of weeks away from now. So, fans are excited to see what’s new in Samsung’s New Note 9. Following mentioned details help you to have a good idea about the release date, specs, new features and price of Samsung Note 9.
Release Date event
Samsung is holding an event called “unpacked” in Brooklyn, New York, USA on August 9 to unveil their new Galaxy phone, although Samsung not yet confirmed about device name but a stylus pen on invitation card and timing give us an idea that it will be Samsung note 9.
Pre-order and Shipment Details
The Galaxy Note 8 was available on pre-order on August 24, after a day of official launch. By following the previous pattern, we hope that Galaxy Note 9 will also be available on pre-order on August 10, after the day of the announcement. The Shipment will start in September or October.
The Galaxy Note 8 retail price was about $950. According to Sam Mobile, the Note 9 will be at least $50 more expensive than the predecessor. So, it is expected that Note 9 will be priced at around $1000 for the standard model.
Samsung Note 9 Specs and New Features
It is rumored that Galaxy Note 9 will have a 6.4-inch big display, new S-Pen with some remote control features, Bixby 2.0, an under-screen fingerprint scanner, enhanced quality of speakers, more accurate 3D sensing facial recognition, Dual Primary Camera setup, an 8-MP Selfie Camera, SD845 or Exynos 9815 chipset, probably Neural Processing Unit (NPU) like Apple and Huawei, Adreno 640 or Mali-G76 GPU, 512GB Storage Option, a 4000mAh battery, fast and wireless charging support.
Design and Display
Samsung Note 9 is big and similar to Galaxy Note 8. The @On-Leaks leaked that Note 9 gets a big display with the more screen-to-body ratio. There is almost full screen with much-minimized bezels on top and bottom. The same source claims Samsung Note 9 has a horizontally-mounted Dual Rear Camera Setup in the top-center of the back. An LED flash is placed beside lenses. Below the optics, there is a Fingerprint Scanner. However, another leak says that Note 9 will have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. You should take it with a pinch of salt.
According to Ice Universe, Samsung was unable to manage under-display fingerprint sensor in 2018. And, it seems the Samsung flagship phone will have Fingerprint Scanner on back.
Ice Universe also revealed some images of Note 9 which shows that there are five buttons on the smartphone including a power on/off, two volume rockers, and a Bixby button. There is no reason for existing fifth button.
According to tech-radar, the Galaxy Note 9 will have a 6.3-inch Display, measuring 161.9 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm dimensions.
Another leak revealed that Note 9 will have the strong metal unibody, 6.4-inch Display, and WQHD+ resolution. The device is rumored to get 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It will have two stereo speakers, probably a 3.5 mm jack, and a USB-C port.
After a deep observation, Mobile57 concluded that Galaxy Note 9 will feature an identical design to Note 8. It is just like the Galaxy S9 which borrowed its design from Galaxy S8 after a few adjustments.
The Stylus Pen (S-Pen)
The year of 2018 is lucky for S-Pen lovers. It is said that the Note 9 S-Pen is much more than a stylus. It will have a button on it for incoming calls or other similar functions.
BGR suggests that S-Pen supports Bluetooth and will allow users to snap the photos or control media playback without touching the display. It indicates that the S-Pen will have a battery.
According to Samsung-Mobile News, the S-Pen will have some new remote control features. Also, it is told that the S-Pen will be charged by just putting it back into the Smartphone.
It is a big update over the previous S-Pen so get ready to experience something new with up-to-date Stylus Pen.
The Note 8 had 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, therefore, the successor is also suggested to have the same pressure sensitivity level to improve S-Pen users’ handwriting.
Hardware and Storage
Samsung is preparing two models of Galaxy Note 9. The China and US model will be powered by Snapdragon 845; however, the EMEA model will have efficient Exynos 9820 chipset.
The info comes from an earlier benchmark listing which shows that the Note 9 has Qualcomm SD845, 6GB RAM and Android 8.1 (Oreo). On the other hand, Ice Universe shared a post on twitter which reveals that Samsung is working on a project with Exynos 9820.
It is expected that the SD845 will be paired with Adreno 630 GPU while the Exynos 9820 with Mali-G76 GPU.
The Korean Herald reported that the Note 9’s Exynos model might build with an NPU (Neural Processing Unit), just like the Huawei and Apple. It means you will get AI chip in new flagship to boost your experience. The NPU will also help the device to achieve highest benchmark scores.
As we mentioned above, a benchmark listing shows that the Smartphone has 6GB RAM so you can enjoy faster gaming and smooth multi-tasking. Some leaks from brand’s home country suggested that there will be two storage variants, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. A 512GB variant with 8GB RAM is also in rumors, but according to GSM Arena, it will be limited to Korea and China.
MicroSD card and SIM slots
The Galaxy Note 9 will be available in both Single SIM and Dual SIM models. The Single SIM model will have dedicated card slot and in the Dual SIM model, the second slot can be used for either SIM or MicroSD card.
According to Eldar Murtazin and Softpedia news, there will be a 4000mAh battery in Samsung Note9.
The Note 9 will also support Quick Charge 3.0 and Qi Wireless Charging. It can be recharged 80% in 35 minutes.
Camera and 3D Facial Recognition
As we know, last year, Samsung introduced Dual Rear Camera Setup for Note 8. Also, the Galaxy S9+ has Dual Primary Optics so we can expect that we’ll see at least the same dual camera setup on the back of Note 9.
Digital Trends suggested in their report that Samsung Note 9 will have Dual 12MP Rear Cameras which can switch f/1.5 to f/2.4 apertures, like the Galaxy S9+. It is said that the Smartphone will offer HDR video recording, 2x optical zoom, bokeh mode, Super Slow-mo (720@960fps), and AR Emoji.
In addition, Digital Trends suggests that it would become more interesting if the brand used to equip Dual 8MP Selfie Camera Setup on the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. Take it with a grain of salt because many other leaks claim that Samsung will certainly use an 8MP (f/1.7) selfie camera.
As always, Samsung uses Iris Scanner which can be made fool. But, for now, it is anticipated that the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a more accurate 3D facial recognition system to offer a full secure Face Unlock even in low light, like the iPhone X’s Face ID.
Software and Bixby 2.0
There is no doubt on the availability of Android 8.1 (Oreo) on the Galaxy Note 9 – as the Oreo is still the latest OS. Although there is no word on debuting Android 9.0 (P), we can expect that Samsung will provide Android P update near in future.
For Bixby lovers, the tech-radar reported that there will be an upgraded version of AI virtual assistant, Bixby 2.0.
A report from Korean Herald confirmed that the Note 9 will ship with Bixby 2.0 AI assistant.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will support fastest 4G LTE Cat18 band to deliver 1200Mbps downloading and 200Mbps uploading speed. It will have advanced connectivity options and fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2 sensor. It will enable Samsung DeX.
The Handset will be launched in Blue, Black, Brown, Lavender, Violet/Purple and Gray.