Samsung has officially sent out press invites for the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event. Of course, the Korean company didn’t call out the upcoming phablet by name. But the teaser video and image shows an S Pen stylus, which confirms that the Note 9 will be the star of the show. The teaser image highlights the stylus’s bright gold color and a button. The Note 9 is one of the most anticipated Android phones of this year.
— Samsung Electronics (@Samsung) June 27, 2018
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Samsung will live stream the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event
Samsung will hold the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event on August 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City at 11 AM ET. Bloomberg contributor Mark Gurman had reported a few weeks ago that Samsung was planning to unveil the upcoming flagship on August 9th. Last year’s Note 8 was announced on August 23rd while the 2016 Note 7 debuted on August 2nd. Samsung’s decision to rush the launch of Note 7 had resulted in a massive battery explosion fiasco, which forced the company to discontinue the device.
The Korean company will live stream the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event for its fans across the world. Even if you can’t attend the event live in New York, you will be able to watch it online right from the comfort of your home. Live streaming will be available at Samsung Global News, Samsung Mobile Press, and Samsung Galaxy Page. Go to any of those links at 11 AM ET on August 9th to live stream the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event.
ValueWalk reported earlier this week that the Note 9 had received approval from the US FCC. The FCC certified the Note 9 with model number SM-N960F, and the listing confirmed Samsung as the applicant. The regulator also certified two other variants of the device with model numbers SM-N960X and SM-N960F/DS. The former is said to be the Asian variant while the latter is the dual-SIM version.
The FCC filing didn’t reveal much about the Note 9’s specifications, except that it will have LTE support and wireless charging. But the rumor mill and supply chain leaks have revealed pretty much everything about the handset. In terms of appearance, it will look a lot like its predecessor. There will be only minor design changes such as slimmer bezels. Samsung will instead focus on improving the camera, battery life, and performance with Note 9.
Galaxy Note 9: What we know
Leaked renders suggest the Note 9 would sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and QHD+ resolution. The top and bottom bezels will be slimmer than they were on the Note 8. Samsung’s mobile business head DJ Koh has confirmed that the Note 9 would feature an upgraded Bixby 2.0 AI assistant that would enable a more natural communication between the user and the device.
According to Twitter leaker Ice Universe, the phablet will have a huge 3,850mAh battery compared to the Note 8’s 3,300mAh. It will support fast charging and wireless charging technologies. Samsung is not going to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and the microSD card slot with the Note 9. The phablet will be powered by the same Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 chips that run the Galaxy S9. The rumor mill claims it would offer up to 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage,
The Note 9 will get a major upgrade in the camera department. It will have a horizontally aligned dual camera system on the back. The phablet will borrow the dual variable aperture and Super Slo-Mo features from the Galaxy S9 series. Further, SamMobile reports that it will feature a new ISOCELL Plus technology that offers better light sensitivity and color accuracy, especially in low-light environments.
The phone will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor placed right below the camera module. Samsung is said to introduce a new Crown UX with the Note 9. It means the phablet will run Crown UX on top of Android Oreo.
One of the biggest highlights of the phablet will be the S Pen stylus. That’s probably why Samsung teased the S Pen in the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event invite. A Twitter tipster has learned from sources that the Note 9’s stylus will get “remote control features.” The tipster added that it could be the best upgrade “the S Pen has ever received.”
The new S-Pen of the #GalaxyNote9 will have some “remote control features”. This upgrade might be the best which the S-Pen has ever received
— SamsungMobile.News | Max (@Samsung_News_) June 25, 2018
Ice Universe has also reported that the new S Pen will be “worth the wait.” Samsung could include Bluetooth support and a click button in the S Pen to let users launch note-taking apps on the Note 9 by pressing the stylus’s button.