It’s no secret that Android vendors have been shamelessly copying the iPhone X’s signature notch design. The only major Android OEM that has so far resisted the temptation to copy the notch is Samsung. It launched the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus with the Super AMOLED Infinity display and no top cutout. A newly spotted patent filed by Samsung hints that the company might be finally planning to adopt the notch with its upcoming Galaxy Note 9. Meanwhile, an ever-reliable tipster has revealed the Galaxy Note 9 codename.
Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen Galaxy Note 9 flagship sometime this fall. VentureBeat contributor Evan Blass said in a tweet that the Galaxy Note 9 codename is “Crown.” Blass has a notoriously good track record of revealing accurate details about yet-to-launch smartphones. The codename seems appropriate for a device that will be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone of this year.