The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to arrive early and leaked images of the device turned out to be fake, but that doesn’t mean the rumor mill stops churning. A new report coming from Weibo, who are typically reliable when it comes to battery leaks, suggest the Note 9 could be even bigger than the Note 8.
The Galaxy Note 9 is said to feature a 6.4-inch screen, up from the 6.3-inch of the Note 8, but see the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio retained. What may seem like a relatively small increase in screen size is significant as it will widen the gap between the Note 9 and the S9+. In addition, Samsung could be looking to bump the battery significantly from the 3,300mAh capacity on the Note 8 to either 3,850mAh or 4,000mAh. This should see a noticeable increase in battery life over the current model and could serve as an important factor in those looking to upgrade.
Rumors are still up in the air as to if Samsung has perfected the technology required to embed a fingerprint sensor under the display. However, current opinions suggest the sensor will be left off the Note 9 in favor of a sensor on the back similar to the Galaxy S9/S9+. It is expected the device will inherit the improved camera of the Galaxy S9/S9+ so if the screen size and battery are not improved on the Galaxy Note 9, it would leave very little reason to upgrade.
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With the Note series typically being Samsung’s opportunity to show off its technical evolutions over the previous year, the device usually includes some standout features. However, we may have hit the pinnacle of the current advancements the company can make this year and the Note 9 could be an evolution rather than revolution over the Note 8.
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