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 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)

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26 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

It will probably be a beast, but I feel like it would be stupid to buy the Note9, right before the tenth anniversary Galaxy S.

12. perry1234

Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

However, the Note 9 will still have the bigger battery and S-Pen. Also, there is a very high chance of a notch introduction on the 10th anniversary Galaxy phone, so people like me will work extra hard to avoid it

18. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

So how did you know of the notch? Do you have some psychic powers or something?

13. perry1234

Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

However, the Note 9 will still have the bigger battery and S-Pen. Also, there is a very high chance of a notch introduction on the 10th anniversary Galaxy phone, so people like me will work extra hard to avoid it

17. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

When i had the S7 and Note 5 battery life was horrendous, not sure if i would ever believe someone bought a Samsung phone for good battery life

23. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

S7 edge have a fantastic battery life. Now, after more of 2 years of use, it is still holding 1 to 1,5 days untill recharging. But you need to do some adjustments from day one.

20. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No it won't, because the S model is geared towards different customer/user than the Note.

25. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Tenth Anniversary Galaxy should have a removable battery

2. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Yas! Yas! Yas!

3. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

August Note 9 with 3300mAh :D haha stupid Samsugn. N8 With big battery but now 3300mAh

7. fyah_king unregistered

What???????????

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

If it has inscreen fingerprint scanner then it worth the attention.Hope it does not explode like note 7 with a large battery this time around again.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So everytime a new note comes out you talk about exploding battery?

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Phone Arena has finally stopped bringing up the almost 2 year old Note 7 issue. It's your turn now.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 760; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Probably since the international S9’s have poor battery life they will go this route. The S845 version it the Note 9 should have some awesome battery life.

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

So one more reason to NOT buy Samsung S9 / S9+ now...

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Can't wait to get my hands on the Note 9... Note 8 was damn near perfect so I know the 9 will be even closer to that perfection benchmark...

10. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

It's great news although I hoped for a smaller screen

14. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

smaller screen on a note ?! no gonna happen the moment Samsung finds a way to remove the bezel completely the note will go to 6.5 at least maybe even 6.7

11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

And I hope they don't make it any more fatter. Huawei already managed it on the more thinner body than S9.

15. michaelcraig

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2018

Samsung now dominates innovation in the phone market. Apple used to, not anymore. I absolutely love my Note 8. I can't wait for the Note 9! I really hope Samsung never does the iPhone X notch however. Keep it up Samsung. Your building fantastic products!

16. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

My note 8 battery was fairly poor by comparison to previous generation samsungs, my s9+ is really bad, I am probably gonna skip the note 9 unless it can offer at least 4000mAh battery....its a deal breaker for me with my usage needs. I dont always want to carry a power bank wirh me, if they could fit that battery in with a few optimizations to software it could be a really big improvement in longevity

19. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

just give 128 gb base storage plzz Samsung :)

22. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Please Samsung make the iris scanner more faster and also make it more usable in every condition.

24. gamehead unregistered

Make it 5000

26. sasuke

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Francamente, VR no va a ser un mercado convencional hasta que el SDE (Screen Door Effect) sea mínimo, y una pantalla 4K lo haría. Samsung haría bien en producir la pantalla Note9 con una resolución predeterminada QHD, pero puede aumentar hasta 4K en aplicaciones de realidad virtual. Además: tal vez es un error tipográfico, pero no hay forma de que una batería de 4800 mAh esté funcionando en el teléfono. 3800, tal vez ... pero no 4800. No sucede. Después del desastre de Note7, Samsung jugó a lo seguro con el Note8: pero es hora de que lo saquen del parque con el Note9. El Galaxy S9 recibió una cálida recepción como poco más que un Note8 sin el S Pen: su próximo buque insignia debe ser impresionante. source:- igalaxys7.com and galaxynotex.com

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