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

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

According to Ice Universe sales of S9 has dropped 40% compared to S8. So, early note 9 rumors may have some credibility.


Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I really want to get this phone but can't see it offering much new that what the S9 plus has. By then the S9 plus will have came down in price by quite a bit too.

4. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Yeah, the Note 9 may have two problems that may impact sales when it is released: the S9 Plus and the Note 8.

7. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

II think its time for new release cycle for all manufactures to be 1.5 to 2 years as current phones are powerful enough and they get more time for innovation.

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yes srgonu companies should change update cycle of the device orremove the plus variant as iPhoneX, 8/Plus, Note8, S8/+ & S9/+ aren’t even looking any old & we are hearing rumours about Xs & Note9 are coming.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They should really switch to all in house processors and make them able to stand up to the iPhone that comes out at the end of the year & release all 3 devices at the same time. No need for the marginal boost the Note gives them in Q3 & 4 when they could have higher consistent sales by not having people hold out every 6 months.

3. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 732; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I know what they're trying to say, but that title is badly worded. Sounds like the Note 9 is literally hitting the market before the Note 8 does.

5. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Wow, the Note 9 will have a time traveling feature. Can't wait to play with that. Be careful not to cause any time paradoxes.

6. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 732; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You don't have to tell me. I watch too much Flash. I know better!

10. gamehead unregistered

Wonder what it'll bring to the table

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Please Samsung better delay the Note9 launch and improve the things like Iris scanner and add more battery backup.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Just got the s9+ and will very likely be upgrading to the Note 9 after being very impressed with the note 8 I had. Sooner rather than later isn't going to hurt.

13. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

If they made a16:9 flat screened Note 9, with a 4000 mAh battery, I prophesy that it would fly off the shelves.

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