Galaxy Note 9 release date and dual-SIM model leak out
The Galaxy Note 9 unveiling is fast approaching and rumors about its alleged specs and design abound. Said design might differ slightly from what we have on the Galaxy Note 8, yet the biggest changes are expected to be in other important departments - latest chipsets, better low-light camera, and, above all, a much bigger battery, which has been the wish of many a Note fan since the line's introduction.
After Samsung pegged the day of the Note 9's announcement to be August 9th, today Korean media is tipping the actual release date to be two weeks later, on August 24th, at least in the home turf. That is a lot earlier than the Note 8 which got released on September 15th last year, and insiders are claiming that Samsung wants a head start on Apple's 2018 iPhones that are likely to hit the tape in mid-September. Given that this is a "tock" year for Samsung, with only evolutionary iterations of its flagship Galaxy S and Note lines, the strategy for early release makes sense.
Meanwhile, the Note 9 got listed on the Chinese version of the FCC (where it passed certification already), and some specs were divulged for us gawking masses. Apparently, the Chinese version will be a dual-SIM one (duh), supporting TD-LTE, FD/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/cdma2000/ CDMA 1X/GSM networks, or, basically, every standard under the sun. We can expect nothing less from the company that brought us the Galaxy S9 that managed 1Gbps download speeds on a commercial network the other day.
The rest of the specs are rumored to be a superbright 6.3" display, the latest Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets, the S9+ dual camera with added low-light twists, 6GB RAM / 128 GB basic storage, and, above all, a huge 4000 mAh battery, so we can't wait to see if Samsung indeed splurged for a Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen as well.