The Note 9 may sport a much larger battery than the Note 8

The Note 9 may sport a much larger battery than the Note 8
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to sport the Infinity Display 2.0 design that made a cameo in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but with tougher frame and cover glass, and either in-display finger scanner, or a more orthodox one on the back, depending on which rumors one picks 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. This critical piece of the puzzle missing, may have just be revealed to be 20% larger than the pack of its predecessor. The S9 and S9+ have the same packs as their the S8 and S8+, so we didn't expect any surprises from Samsung. 

A leakster with a credible track record when it comes to Samsung's upcoming phones and chipsets, now pegs the Note 9 to have a 3850mAh battery - much larger than the 3300mAh unit on the Note 8. In addition, they claim that Samsung's upcoming S-Pen warrior will come with in-display finger scanner, after all. It should, the Mate RS just ate its lunch when it comes to ergonomic biometry.

source: IceUniverse

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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. drunkenjay

Posts: 1676; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

that's good news for the note lovers.

29. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup! But most brilliant move would be if they find a way to make it replaceable with no design compromise. Or at least not so hard to be replaced. And other thing: Not bigger display, but just to shrink the phone size with smaller bezels. Note 8 is a bit too large.

2. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

Doesn’t matter because Huawei has already killed this underwhelming POS known as S9+ with a stylus... Now Samesung would require 3 years to catch up with the current specs of newer Huawei smartphones lol


Posts: 932; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Pretty sure the Note 9 will still outsell it.

10. DolmioMan

Posts: 332; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

And undoubtedly the 2018 iPhones will outsell the Note 9, does that mean you think the iPhone is better?

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I mean... I think the iPhone better regardless... as do the majority of smartphone buyers, apparently. Is the Note somehow universally seen as better?

33. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Note for me is a much better device. Planning to replace my 7 Plus with Note 9. However, I respect other’s opinion too and people should get themselves what they like and not what majority thinks.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 702; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Huawei has already killed a phone that hasn't come out yet that we barely know anything about? Sit down. Your fanboy is hanging out.

11. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

It is very easy to predict these days that what features would Samesung bring in its upcoming S9+ with a stylus. And yeah it probably would only be a S9+ with a stylus.

14. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 702; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

They have become very predictable. I'll agree with that, but who knows? Maybe they'll try something different.

26. chenski

Posts: 770; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Pretty sure note fans also like to predict the upcoming note being king of everything when it's not even close to coming out yet

46. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Don't forget about the ones that will complain it didn't launch with an SD860.

18. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 582; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Let the phone come out before jumping to conclusions. There's rumours about Note 9 but we will have to wait and see. Either you a fanboy and you have a problem with Samsung or you can see the future. I can tell which is more likely and it isn't the latter ;) And considering you referred to a device as POS say's it all

23. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's funny.

30. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No OEM could have a chance to kill the Note, unless pay huge to Samsung for the S-Pen technology. BTW S-Pen is not only a stylus for jotting, but it's not your fault: no media explained it to you.

34. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Huawei P20 Pro is definitely an engineering marvel since it has so many features and large sensor, larger battery than competing phones while still being in a compacy body. The lack of headphone jack and the notch aren't great but besides that, it's probably the phone to be, maybe an S845 would make it better but processing doesn't matter much (besides 4Kp60 which would make this undeniable best camera available)

40. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lol the new Huawei phones have shamelessly copied the new iPhone X design and they aren't even confident about their under the display FPS which is why they are giving 2 FPS and then making it more expensive in the name of Porsche edition.

50. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

You forgot that Huawei is chinese. Samsung is Korean. Koreans have invested many more years into research and development and is currently the global leader in terms of technology. Samsung phones are the most reliable and advance. Even Apple have to rely on Samsung and LG exertise for their components. Huawei is a newcomer and a chinese brand. People in their right mind will not buy from a chinese company unless they don't value their privacy or don't care about their phone failing in a few months.

6. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

What did Huawei do that Samsung couldn't? I still don't see it after reading this article. Why is it even necessary to bash Samsung in order to compliment Huawei? This author is aware of the fact that you can compliment a company without talking shit about Samsung, right? Why is the bashing also limited to Samsung? I assume the thing that Huawei did is a feature that every brand would like to have, so why would it not be something that everyone hasn't done up until this point, not just Samsung, but is planning to do?

9. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Oops, got articles mixed up. Explains why it didn't make any sense. My bad.

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 2121; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The Infinity Display is stupid to have on the Note series, the curved edges are of no use especially to the S-pen.

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It’s more of a design icon of the brand nowadays, than a functional utility. Just as the notch is to the iPhone X and future products

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The Notch houses important sensors. The edges of Samsung phones are just fluff.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The notch houses sensors that any thin bezel could, without interfering with the display. It's the ultimate fluff.

31. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The notch is not a problem. Problem is the way it was implemented, Having permanent icons(and by my own choice) is great but.... It should be like a whole black top bezel all the time, without the notch messing up with videos, pictures, browser or apps. Bet on Samsung will make it right. BTW the curves on Note are very small, so no problem for S-Pen. Just for great one-hand holding and operating. And easy to slide in the pocket,

32. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then it's just an electronic bezel - pointless. There's no reason to have a notch, ever.

43. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Absolutely. I want a replacement for my deceased note 4. That was pretty much ideal for screen size, aspect ratio. An update with more memory and a bigger battery to overcome the lack of replaceable would do nicely. Subsequent notes have gone backwards in usability.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've owned every Note since the 4 and while it was a great phone, it doesn't come close the Note 8. The Note 5 was missing expendable storage, but it was much another and faster than the 4, and the display was much better. Every iteration had been more usable than the last.

8. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

But will it have most important feature of 2018? The Notch?

44. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I do hope that was said tongue in cheek. I can't think of any reason a notch is a good idea. More costly to implement. Plays into the marketers hands as the cam advertise a bigger screen. Reduces the notifications you can be shown in those ears.

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