Two variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 receive certification in China

According to images that were published today, it would appear that a couple of Chinese variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have received certification in the country. The China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) gave the thumbs up to the Samsung SM-N9600 on March 21st of this year. That was followed up with approval for the SM-N9608 on April 24th, 2018, just a few days ago. Unfortunately, the documentation for both models does not include images or specs.

Last month, we passed along a rumor that unlike last year's Galaxy Note 8, which was launched in September, Samsung is looking to release the Galaxy Note 9 in July or August. This way, Sammy can avoid a conflict with the expected trio of 2018 iPhones that should be introduced and launched in September.

Last month, the SM-N960U went through the Geekbench benchmark test; if legit, the test revealed that the U.S. and Chinese versions of the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. Elsewhere, we expect to see the Exynos 9810 SoC under the hood. The bench mark test listed 6GB of RAM inside, with Android 8.1 pre-installed. We expect the Note 9 to have the same two 12MP cameras on back as the ones found on the Galaxy S9+. Despite earlier denials, there is still a chance that we will see a under-display fingerprint scanner on the phone. We also could see a 4000mAh battery included, and a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

source: LetsGoDigital (translated)

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I doubt battery will be 4000. The pen takes a good space and Note is just a bit tiny taller than S+.

2. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 375; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

The removal of the dinner print scanner to under display shud help free up space.

3. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Should be a beast, although I'm expecting the same level of "slight refinement" as the S9 from the S8. It will likely look like the Note 8 and be very similar in all aspects, except with variable aperture vertical camera, new CPU/GPU, and all the normal annual spec bumps. Doubt we'll see in-bedded fingerprint sensors on a Samsung phone this year, but I hope I'm wrong. It just seems like they are saving all the flashy new things for next years 10th anniversary models. We'll wait and see...


Posts: 932; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Yeah that's what I want to know how the Note 9 will be different from the S9 + Last year it was the dual cameras. What will it be this time though?

4. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Please. Don't make a notch.

5. deleon629

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

If their only true objective is to beat Apple (a company that CANT SURVIVE WITHOUT THEIR PARTS & SCREEN PRODUCTION, MIND YOU!) in sales to become #1 and win favor of investors, there's no way in he[[ they're gonna stress about in-screen scanners. The main competitor still uses the same UI for over 7 years, so let's please get off the idea that Samsung is obligated to "up the ante" every quarter. It's almost insulting

7. mootu

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"a company that CANT SURVIVE WITHOUT THEIR PARTS & SCREEN PRODUCTION" The only part in the iPhone X from Samsung is the screen, thats it. Apple could easily switch back to LCD and the hordes of sheep will still buy Apple phones. Apple does NOT need Samsung to survive.

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Samsung also make the iPhone X A11 Bionic SoC, and the NAND Memory chip. Almost every tech company with a smartphone or any sort of device (smart watches, medical equipment etc etc...) use Samsung NAND chips and fabrication processes. ;) Samsung are more than just a display maker, you best read up on how much of the technology we use today requires some sort of Samsung component, from TVs, Car Infotainment systems, smartphones, medical equipment, aeroplanes etc etc...

11. adecvat

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

NAND memory made by Hynix and Toshiba. CPU made by TSMC.

12. mootu

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Apple's A11 bionic is made by TSMC. The NAND is Toshiba. DRAM is SK Hynix. The only Samsung part on the X is the screen.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

14. mootu

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Complete list of parts and manufacturers from the teardown of the X.

6. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I don't expect in screen fingerprint scanner at all but this will be a sad thing for me and other buyers,next year is too late atleast they should try it in note 9 before in S10 if cause any error or they will be new to it.

10. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

I just wish for 128 gb base internal storage. :)

15. Blazers

Posts: 746; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Soo..... it's looking like the Note 9 is going to be a S9+ S-Pen edition. Looks like I'll be waiting for the Note 10/X or whatever they name it.

16. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

if they can meet or slightly beat the S9plus battery size, I'm all in. 6.4 in display may be a bit much, but I'm not gonna turn it back if it is. 6GB of RAM would be really sweet as well.

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