Galaxy Note 9 is reportedly codenamed 'Crown', Samsung might have a prototype in early 2018

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.

source: TheInvestor via GSMArena



1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Will it even be deserving of having a codenme like crown? No 4k screen is bye bye from me

2. notfair

Posts: 774; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Why do you need 4k on a phone?

4. DRS1977

Posts: 680; Member since: May 27, 2015

Exactly. I am still waiting for that under-screen fingerprint scanner.

13. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

@DRS1977. I'm fine with the regular fprint reader on the back as long as it's centered below the camera where my index finger naturally rests. The on-screen fprint reader is a cool gimmick but it wouldn't add any critical benefits or improvements to my everyday use experience. It's just another thing that could easily break when dropped and will cost more to replace.

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

VR ... and ... and ... i got nothing else.

9. mikehunta727 unregistered

The trade-off is not worth it atm, especially since VR isn't a heavily wanted/used feature on smartphones just yet so the reduction in battery life and performance wouldn't be worth it at the moment to most Sure you can than run the UI and stuff at lower resolution but than what's the point of having 4K display

12. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

@mikeskunt. "Sure you can than run the UI and stuff at lower resolution but than what's the point of having 4K display" The point is to use it only when you need it, which is during VR sessions, dummy! Most of the time when not using VR just kick it down to 1080p and voila, battery life remains unaffected. Of course if your shtty Notch Phone had 4K screens you iTards would be chizzing all over yourself to brag about it like you're doing now with OLED, wouldn't you?

18. rkoforever90

Posts: 486; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

One main reason I didn't considered note 8 besides the launch price is absence of 4K display I use gear vr on my note 5 to watch a movie during weekend. The note 8 with a display with even less ppi will be worse than note 5 in screen door effect. Note 9 should have 4k display considering Sony had 4k phone all the way back in 2015.

5. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Sooooooooooo do you not have a TV or are you still rocking a big back joint? l love my Note 8's display & not once have I felt it would've been better if it had a 4K display, cause I have it on my TV.


Posts: 951; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Idiot no need for 4k screen!

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Brace yourselves. Beast comments are coming.

6. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Nah. We're still enjoying the Note 8. Those comments aren't coming until April.

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

It’s funny how people use words like “beast” or “monster” to describe a smartphone of all things. In that case, I should feel intimidated when I see or use it but all I see is....a smartphone

16. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

If you take everything that literal, why the Buffalo Source name? Are you the source of all buffaloes?

7. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Add the fingerprint scanner in the display and reduce the bezels (making the device shorter) and you'll have my money Samsung.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17506; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They can keep the bezels if they put quality front facing stereo speakers in them.

17. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I would totally be fine with that. The new Razer phone's front facing speakers are a perfect example of how great they can get.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31749; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring it on.

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