Note 9 may be released earlier than Note 8 was, firmware builds already in circulation

Note 9 may be released earlier than Note 8 was, firmware builds already in circulation
News about the next S-Pen warrior in Samsung's galactic army is slowly starting to trickle down the pipe, and the latest tip comes courtesy of a source who reveals that Samsung has started two firmware paths with the upcoming biggie of a phone.

The build numbers in question - N960FXXE0ARB7 and N960FXXU0ARC5 - are already circulating, two weeks earlier than the same firmware leak about the Note 8. Eventually, this could mean that the Note 9 would come in the beginning of August, instead of towards the end of the summer, as Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 much earlier than its predecessor as well this year.

The Note 9 is expected to sport the Infinity Display 2.0 design that made a cameo in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, with tougher frame and cover glass, and a more orthodox fingerprint scanner placement on the back. The Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 go without saying with their 2nd-gen 10nm process, and we might see 6GB RAM/128GB storage as the starting memory combo. 

As for the camera, we'd be surprised if Samsung has developed something different than the excellent dual S9+ shooter specifically for the Note 9, so about the only hard to guess part is the battery capacity. The S9 and S9+ have the same packs as their predecessors, so it might not be such a mystery, after all. Can you guess?

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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