First Note 9 benchmark reveals Infinity display, Android Oreo


While Samsung may have shattered all our dreams for a groundbreaking 7nm chipset in the Note 9 with a single press release saying "in the first quarter, earnings are expected to rise on the ramp-up of 2nd generation 10nm process products for this year’s flagship smartphones," all else is still in play for the phablet.

By all else we mean Samsung's second-gen Infinity Display like on the Galaxy S9, which sports even thinner bezels all around, higher brightness with lower reflections, and 20% thicker Gorilla Glass 5 on top of it for added protection. Why do we think the Note 9 will have an Infinity Display to begin with?

Well, its first benchmark may have just leaked, tucked inside the HTML5 browser test database. There, a device with a screen ratio of 18.5:9 is marked as Samsung SM-N960U. Given that the Note 8 is SM-N950, it's not hard to deduce that Samsung is hard at work on a Note 9 already, now that the Galaxy S9 announcement is already behind it. 

The Note 9 is laden with the Samsung Experience 8.0 browser, meaning that the phone will be running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and, hopefully, with Project Treble on board, the update to Android 9.0 P, or whatever Google announces in May, won't be far behind.

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24 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here comes the king of 2018.

5. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Nah that's goes to the Pixel 3XL

9. aegislash

Posts: 1500; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

iPhone XS, Galaxy Note9, Pixel 3XL....they're all gonna be great devices that suite our own individual needs. The one that's champ, is the one that you yourself love.

17. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

We need more people like you on this site. They are all going to be great devices and no device is going to be dramatically better than the other. If you like iOS then the XS is going to be a great phone for you. If you like a stylus and some Samsung software feautures then the Note is going to be great for you. I personally found that Pixel devices have better performance than my previous Samsung devices and that's what I value most. Also it helps that the last two Pixels had amazing cameras.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Got a chance to get my hands on the S9+ last night and it's a beauty and a beast! It's crazy fast and just as smooth as it is fast! 0 lag has most of the new features the note 8 got and yes, the home screen rotates! I watched the infinity war trailer on it and the stereo speakers blew me away! I didn't think Samsung could improve from the Note 8 but they definitely have. The Note 9 is going to be crazy if it's anything like the S9 update is. It will definitely be the King of 2018...

22. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Compare to note 8 size kinda tiny and noticed that screen not as bright as Note 8 when I played with it.

21. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Three kings in the way Note 9 iPhone X plus Pixl xl 3 hope 2018 without issues

24. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The screen seemed just as bright to me when I compared my note 8 to it... I'll more than likely have all three of those phones...

28. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Might be the unit I played with has diffrent calibration than note 8! The good thing about S9 plus easy to handle unlike Note 8 taller, but still kinda small despite it’s an 6.2 inch maybe my hand getting bigger cause of note 8 Lol.

40. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

LOL!!!

11. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

just need a 128 gb base storage...so that I don't skip this like note 8 !! I seriously need a 128 gb base model in note 9......

29. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Note 8 comes with 64, 128 and 256 btw, but not for all regions. I think Note 9 going to comes with all option same as S9 and S9 plus or mayabe Samsung going to release 512gb with note 9 mayabe Note 10.

12. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

S9 is already king, it already dethroned iPhone x for the world's best camera and display by dxomark and display mate respectively. Phonearena is too slow to post the iphone-negative-news as usual.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Breaking news: New phone beats old phone at specs stuff. More at 11!/s

13. foreverNOOB

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

2018 is already shaping to be great but... I must say that flagships from any given manufacturer will be all equally great. Samsung S9 Samsung Note9 Iphone Xs LG Judy LG V40 Sony XZ2 Essential PH-2 Oneplus 6 HTC U12 Google Pixel 3 Razor Phone 2 Moto Z3 Huawei P20 Xiaomi Mix 2s And the list goes on...

18. fyah_king unregistered

I will probably buy half of those phones you listed.

38. chenski

Posts: 770; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Hi rich dude can we be friends

15. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

Wow, barely any comments on PA articles these days. Serves them right for banning good trolls. Is this website dying due to lack of interest and weak comment section? Maybe. Oh well, life goes on.

32. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

The Magnificent Note 9. I can't wait.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gonna be an awesome device.

39. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The flagship of flagships :) will be replacing my Note8 with this later this year.

42. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

When Will We get in the US Market the Larger Storage Options above the 64GB version?! Years ago, 64GB was a Ton of Storage, but today it's NOT. We Want and NEED MORE BUILT-IN STORAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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