Samsung has delayed the Galaxy Note 9 by two weeks due to a design change
by Joshua Swingle / May 31, 2018, 10:06 AM
As noted, it appears Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jan-Yong visited a number of local stores in Shenzhen to check out competing smartphones and, upon doing so, the Chairman is said to have realized that other smartphones offer an increased feeling of grip. In light of this, Lee Jan-Yong reportedly spoke to Samsung’s engineers in the hope fixing this issue by reducing the thickness of the Galaxy Note 9’s display glass by 0.5mm, a decision that has ultimately led to a delay of two weeks. If this is the case, the Galaxy Note 9 should see an official announcement towards the beginning of August, falling in line with the company's typical timeline, with sales then expected to commence by the end of the month.
Currently, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to introduce on minimal updates over last year’s flagship, one of the biggest external differences being a minimal increase in display size – the Galaxy Note 8 boasted a 6.32-inch panel, whereas the Note 9 is set to feature a 6.38-inch display. On a hardware note, Samsung’s Exynos 9810 will power the device in all markets except the US, where the Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm will be employed. This should be accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Although a previous rumor said a 512GB variant was being debated.
If Samsung chooses to stick with an August release, the Galaxy Note 9 will be once again be given a much-needed head start in the flagship market. After all, not only is Apple’s new 2018 lineup expected to arrive in mid-September, but the South Korean company will also face increased competition from the LG V40 and Huawei’s Mate 20 line come fall.
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014
0.5 mm change in thickness makes that much of a difference and a design change only causing 2 weeks delay.... Sounds legit... More likely: Usual rumors of an extry early release were false, as they are most of the time. This is the façade to cover the false rumor with another invented one.
posted on May 31, 2018, 10:13 AM 20
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"More likely: Usual rumors of an extry early release were false, as they are most of the time. This is the façade to cover the false rumor with another invented one" Exactly It was never going to be released early. Just all the Samsung hate sites starting s**t.
posted on May 31, 2018, 11:02 AM 4
Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010
"increasingly more 'grip'"? If they want to add more grip, then don't make a device out of smooth metal and glass. Also don't put such large screens in the device so that people can actually hold them with a single hand, again.
posted on May 31, 2018, 11:00 AM 0
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I dont think there is a direct competitor for Note series. I only want to buy a note because it has a note. I like some aspects in it and i hate some (like the terrible batter).
posted on May 31, 2018, 12:12 PM 0
You could say phones like the V30/V35 and the iPhone 8 Plus could be direct competition but most people will say no just because those two don’t have a stylus.
posted on May 31, 2018, 1:16 PM 0
4500mah battery would be great and make the Note a 7in phone.
posted on May 31, 2018, 12:56 PM 0
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3300-3600 is enough
posted on May 31, 2018, 1:33 PM 0
Posts: 287; Member since: Nov 16, 2015
I hope they focus more on the poor battery life on the note 8 and even the worse GS9, i loved both phones but they just made me angry with how fast they burnt thru battery even with so called optimizing, if other phones can fit 4000mAh batteries inside smaller devices, please samsung can you do the same? Then your optimizing might actually be pretty good. Didnt like the removal of the touch to expose in camera mode either on the GS9, only using a generic slider often just highlights the whole image rather then sections i wanted under/overexposed
posted on Jun 01, 2018, 5:00 AM 1
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