Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features!

Here's everything we know about the Galaxy Note 9! Now more than ever, Samsung's Galaxy S+ phones are becoming eerily similar to the Note series. The Note used to be Samsung's way of touting all of the latest and greatest tech it had to offer, and while this is still the case, the same can be said for this year's Galaxy S9+. Samsung needs more than just the S Pen to make the Note 9 stand out from its own phones and the rest of the competition, and luckily, all signs are pointing to something exciting for this year's release. Here's what we know so far! July 26, 2018 — Fortnite for Android will reportedly be exclusive to the Note 9 for 30 days and come with V-Buck pre-order bonuses There's a lot of hype surrounding the Note 9, but there's even more excitement for the phenomenon that is Fortnite. We've been anxiously waiting for more info about the game's Android release since Epic confirmed it last May, and now a report from 9to5Google is here to shed a lot more light on the matter. Fortnite will reportedly come to Android first as an exclusive for the Galaxy Note 9. It'll stay that way for 30 days, and after that, be released for other compatible Android handsets. If the Note 9 is expected to launch at some point in late August, that'd put Fortnite's general Android availability at some point in late September. Along with this, it's also said that an optional pre-order bonus for the Note 9 will be $100 to $150 worth of V-Bucks (the in-game currency for Fortnite). If you don't care about that, you can choose to get wireless AKG headphones instead. July 24, 2018 — A leaked image shows off the Note 9 in three colors Another day, another leak from Evan Blass. Last week, we saw the front and back of the blue Galaxy Note 9, but with today's leaked image we see the phone in three colors — black, blue, and brown. It looks like the blue Note 9 will be the only model with the yellow S Pen teased in Samsung's official event invite. The other two will have color-matched S Pens, all of which look fantastic. What will the Galaxy Note 9 look like? Quick answer — a lot like the Note 8. We've seen one collection of renders for the Note 9 so far (pictured above), and save for the fingerprint sensor being moved below the rear camera sensor, the phone's shaping up to be nearly identical to last year's model. As such, we can expect a large Infinity Display with slim bezels, an all-glass back, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung's event teaser suggests that we'll get at least one bright yellow color option, but I'm still crossing my fingers the Galaxy S9's Burgundy Red gets a wide release on the Note 9 🤞. What specs can we look forward to? Samsung's Galaxy Note phones are always home to some of the best specs around, and the Note 9 shouldn't be any different. Based on the current rumor mill and what we've seen from other 2018 flagships, here's what we think we'll see this year. Spec Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs Operating system Android Oreo Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 Screen 6.3-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440) Super AMOLED panel 18.5:9 aspect ratio RAM 6GB / 8GB Storage 128GB / 256GB / 512GB Expandability microSD up to 2TB Battery 4,000 mAh Connectivity USB-C 3.5mm headphone jack Security Fingerprint sensor Iris scanning Face unlock NFC Yes What's going on with the S Pen? The S Pen has always been one of the biggest draws to the Galaxy Note phones, and this year with the Note 9, we're expecting Samsung to give the accessory one of the biggest updates we've seen in years. One of the biggest changes this time around is that the Note 9 S Pen is rumored to come with Bluetooth. On one hand, this means the S Pen will need to have a battery and be charged somehow. Although we can't confirm this, it's likely Samsung will design a system that allows the S Pen to charge up while it's inside the Note 9. On a more exciting note, Bluetooth could allow for the S Pen to be useful even when it's not in direct contact with the Note 9. Its button could act as a camera shutter, slide-show clicker, give you better alerts when it's away from your phone, and more. There have also been hints at some sort of gaming-specific features, but it's unclear how exactly these will pan out. When will the Galaxy Note 9 be released? The Galaxy Note 9 will be announced on August 9, 2018, at an Unpacked event in New York City. We can expect retail availability to come in a 1-2 week time frame after the announcement, if any previous launches are any indication. How much will the Galaxy Note 9 cost? Pricing for the Note series has steadily been going up each year, as has the majority of the smartphone industry. The Galaxy Note 8 costs $950 unlocked, and I'd expect the Note 9 to cost either the same or slightly more. 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date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:28:00 +0000