Galaxy Note 9 may finally come with a 4000mAh battery

Galaxy Note 9 may finally come with a 4000mAh battery
Not for nothing, but if Samsung wants the Note 9 to be noticed outside of its niche market of S-Pen wielding fans, it has to step up its game where it counts, addressing one or more of the long-standing complaints about its otherwise excellent Galaxy top-ends. One of these is inevitably the battery size.

Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, and, lately, Huawei, have been running circles around the big boys Apple and Samsung when it comes to battery life on a charge, mainly because they aren't shy to equip their wares with 4000mAh packs. The Mate 10 series, and the new P20 entrants have Li-Pol units of such capacity, and, coupled with frugal chipsets and regular display resolutions, these do the two-day battery wonder that eschew Samsung's flagships, even the newer S9 and S9+.

Thankfully, the latest rumors about the Galaxy Note 9 reiterate a previous one - that the phablet will sport a larger than usual for the Note line battery pack. While previously we heard that it will be a 3850mAh unit, today's report claims that Samsung is prepping a 4000mAh unit, the largest ever on a top-shelf Galaxy, and much larger than the 3300mAh piece in the Note 8.

Other sources are tipping that the Note 9 will come with a 6.4", instead of a 6.3" display, when trying to explain the eventual larger battery pack, but we'd beg to differ. Since the Note 9 is expected to sport the Infinity Display 2.0 design that made a cameo in the Galaxy S9, it should sport slightly trimmed top and bottom bezels, compared to the Note 8, which would explain the rounding towards the higher 6.4" screen diagonal number.

Anyways, the Note 9 should also have tougher frame and cover glass than the Note 8, and either in-display finger scanner, or a more orthodox one on the back, depending on which rumors you choose to believe. 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. If Samsung manages to pull off a 4000mAh unit, or even a smaller, 3850mAh piece for the Note 9, it will be a big surprise, and might unexpectedly boost sales for what would otherwise be a mid-cycle update, what do you think?

source: IceUniverse & MMDJ via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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