Samsung leaks reveal Galaxy Note 9
New leaks revealed Samsung is seriously stepping up its game from the more incremental Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, and now the company is openly teasing the Galaxy Note 9 to the world.
Identified as the ‘Samsung SM-N960U’ (the Galaxy Note 8 was the ‘SM-N950’), the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset (likely to be the Exynos 9810 outside the US), a hefty 6GB of RAM and the operating system is Android 8.1 – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus shipped with Android 8.0.
Of course, it is highly likely that Samsung will ship the retail Galaxy Note 9 with Android 8.1 when – even with an early release planned – the phone will arrive after Google has released Android 9. But that’s normal for Samsung. Given the extensive nature of its Android customisation, the company rarely ships phones running the latest version of Android and that’s the price fans have learnt to pay if they want Samsung’s cutting-edge hardware.
Right now the Galaxy Note 9 looks set to pull off a couple of significant firsts: the largest battery Samsung has ever fitted to a mass market smartphone and the first mass-market smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint reader.
The company is likely to need both if it is to stand toe-to-toe with Apple’s upcoming supersized iPhone X Plus.
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