With the Note 8 already comfortably resting inside the pockets of million of users, it's only natural and logical for Samsung to carefully plan its next moves. Aside from the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, this also puts the Galaxy Note 9 on the drawing board.
According to fresh new rumors, Samsung has already started early development of the Galaxy Note 9, which is reportedly codenamed "Crown" and is expected to arrive in late summer 2018, possibly in mid-August. The codename, in particular, doesn't provide any hints about the device and that's okay – we are content with knowing that Samsung has started planning out the next steps for its successful Note lineup.
This leak is originating from South Korean publications quoting a component supplier of Samsung, which is also claiming that the tech giant will be obtaining hardware components for a prototype of the Galaxy Note 9 in early 2018:
This means that it will take a lot of months before we could start believing all the rumors pertaining to the Note 9. In particular, this one is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display, but as usual, we will have to wait to find out.