August release rumored for the Galaxy Note 9

Some markets are yet to get their hands on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, but talks of the Galaxy Note 9 are already doing rounds.

In fact, stories about the Note 9 started showing up a while back, with features like Bixby 2.0 and 5G connectivity having already been talked up. We also saw the first benchmark of the Note 8 successor surface recently, hinting at the same Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB RAM, and an improved Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box.

Other than these, we haven’t heard much about other specs and features of the Galaxy Note 9, but details of the expected launch date have just surfaced from Samsung’s backyard alongside a few other additions to the specs sheet.

Galaxy Note 9 release date

According to The Bell, mass production of the Galaxy Note 9 display screens will kick off this April, two months earlier than the Galaxy Note 8. With this in mind, the publication argues that the Note 9 is set for an early launch and a subsequent early release.

The Galaxy Note 8 was launched on August 23 and started selling globally in mid-September 2017. Given this early production, the Note 9 should be ready for purchase in August following its launch in July or perhaps early August.

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo
Source: TechCrunch

The same report also claims the Galaxy Note 9 will be a hair bigger than the Note 8 in terms of display real estate. Where the exact screen size of the Note 8 is 6.32 inches, the Note 9 will get a 6.38-inch panel, but this doesn’t mean the device’s overall size will be getting any bigger. If the Galaxy S9 vs S8 is anything to go by, the Note 9 may end up with a slightly smaller body than the Note 8.

For those who are still hopeful of an in-display fingerprint scanner, the Note 9 will reportedly skip this feature in favor of a rear-mounted scanner and iris scanner, just like the S9 pair. Apparently, it is because the current crop of in-display fingerprint scanners are not yet up to the standards Samsung wants, which pretty much makes sense if one is to pay $1000 for a device.

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