Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price
SAMSUNG HAS CONFIRMED that it will reveal the Galaxy Note 9 in less than one month’s time, with a launch event set for 9 August.
That’s good news for fans of big-screened mobes, as the Note 9 is expected to pack a sizable 6.38in display, bigger than the Note 8’s 6.32in offering. It could also be the first Samsung flagship to tout an in-screen fingerprint scanner, according to some reports, while others have claimed that the technology won’t be ready for the handset’s rumoured July unveiling.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about Samsung’s so-called Galaxy Note 9 so far below.
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 9 will make its debut at on 9 August at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York. According to a report at ET News, the smartphone will go on sale two weeks later on 24 August.
According to a report from WinFuture, pricing for the Galaxy Note 9 will start from €1,050 (£935), which will bag you the 128GB variant. The highest-spec 512GB model will reportedly fetch as much as €1,250 (£1,115).
However, a leaked pre-order poster from Indonesia claims the 128GB and 512GB models will fetch around £714 and £926 SIM-free, respectively.
The Galaxy Note 9 has cropped up in its first hands-on video (below), courtesy of Mobile Fun. The clip, which the accessory flogger obtained via its “extensive contacts in China”, sadly doesn’t show the Note 9 switched on, but does give us a good look at the handset’s chassis and confirms that it’ll feature thinner bezels than its Note 8 predecessor.
30/7/18: The Galaxy Note 9 might not be as expensive as first feared if a leaked pre-order poster from Indonesia is the real deal. While earlier rumours had claimed the Note 9 would be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone yet with a starting price of £935, the leaked poster lists the 128GB model with a 13,500,000 IDR price-tag, which works out around £714.
The 512GB model is listed as £926, much cheaper than earlier rumours that pegged it around the £1,100 mark.
Samsung will have a 30-day exclusive on the battle royal game, according to the reports, which note that Fornite might even arrive as a pre-loaded application complete with added S Pen functionality. Note 9 buyers might also be rewarded with some bonus content for pre-ordering the device, including complimentary V-Bucks, player skins, and more.
26/7/18: Samsung has released a new teaser video (below) that appears to confirm rumours that the Note 9 will pack a souped-up battery. The clip, which is clearly a shot at rival Apple, show how frustrating it can be when your battery dies, and promises that Samsung’s incoming flagship will save the day.
If online murmurs are to be believed, the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a 4,000mAh battery, a 20 percent improvement over the Galaxy Note 8’s 3,300mAh offering and the largest ever to feature in a Samsung smartphone.