All those Note 9 leaks got to Samsung's nerves, but it responds in style

All those Note 9 leaks got to Samsung's nerves, but it responds in style
In a non-denial denial posting on its official Newsroom site, Samsung Chile reacts to the unprecedented amount of Note 9 leaks with a well-versed statement that essentially confirms all the pretty new features that are coming tomorrow.

"The company has already released three videos that are an indication of the benefits that the new member of the Note family could have," comments Samsung patiently. Even then, it argues, the tech blogosphere continued to deliver dollops of information for the yet-unreleased handset, forcing the Chilean branch to clarify what's true and what's, well, doubly true.

First off - the huge battery. "One of the main doubts is whether the Note 9 battery will increase its capacity," mulls Samsung. Suffice it to say that even the most powered of power users will be able to comfortably swim through their day on single charge, which is the most we can expect from a phone with a high-res display like the Note 9. Next in line is the doubling of the basic storage and the introduction of a 512GB model rumor. Yep, "the Note 9 would break that cycle incorporating more storage capacity than its predecessor Note 8," reveals Sammy.

Hey, what about all that gaming phone speculation? Patient be, my child, says Samsung, and clarifies that "luckily, the strongest rumors point to just this aspect." First Fortnite on Android experience? You bet, "a recognized and popular zombie video game" is making a cameo, allowing the Note 9 to "thus become the first device to allow download in Android format." Score three for leakers!

source: Samsung (translated)

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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. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Can't wait for this monster phone.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1830; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Why are you excited about this one over past notes.

15. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Most were excited about those too. Stylus functionality; check. Killer display; check. 1TB expandable storage possible; check. 6-8gb RAM; check. Gorgeous tiny bezel notchless design; check. Monstrous battery; check. Extra Samsung functionality on Android; check. Phenomenal cameras; check. Top flite internals; check. So yeah. Something better is always better. Plus, how about ... Shatterproof design; Uggggh, well. Grippable design; Uhhhh, well. Replaceable battery; Hmmm, no. Smaller form factor option; nope. ... so there's room for future improvement too.

17. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@LiveFaith Is there a 1TB microSD card? NO. Does the note 9 have no problems similar to note 8's flickering screen: Will Exist. Is 4,000mah battery enough to last a whole day? NO. Has thermal ventilator when playing games such as fortnite or pubg? NO. Are you certain that 8GB is enough to run a 512GB android device with another 512GB microSD card installed in it? NO Is there a significant changes in the design? NO So where's the hype?

18. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Well let's see ... A 512gb version with 512gbSD totals a gig in storage; Check. * That's 512gb more expandable storage than Apple or Google offer. The Note9 has never been witnessed with a flickering screen anywhere on planet earth that is known to mankind. My 1yr old Note8 has never flickered once; Check. A 3,200mah Note8 with older proc has day long battery life under consistent usage. So, with newer power mgmnt and a huge 4,000mah cell, it's pretty obvious the 9 will be signifiantly better; Check. No person known to mankind that we are aware of has ever needed a thermal ventilator on a Note9 while playing any game. This fear sounds a lot like Apple saying "4G runs down the battery too fast" when other makers were perfectly fine with 4G phones. So, afa we all know she's smooth as butter and cool as a cucumber in Fortnite; Check. I'm no mathematician, but I'm pretty confident that 8gb RAM is better on a 1TB storage phone. At least I'm confident it's better than the 6gb in the Note8, or 4gb or 2gb in a lot of other phones. Not to mention the 64gb-256gb non-expandable storage limitations on most other flagship phones; So big Check. The design of the Note8 is one of the most beloved already. The 9 is an incremental improvement, retaining the beauty, but improving on the already stellar screen to body ratio, all while not resorting to an unnatural notch compromise like many others. So Check. Hope that helps. Looks like the Note9 is set to be a significant upgrade over the already fabulous Note8. I own the 8 and will not upgrade because the 8 is already a beast. But, if I were looking now, the Note9 would be top of my list. Check.

25. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@LiveFaith Are you certain that having a 1TB on a 8GB of RAM smartphone is enough and wouldn't encounter lags? Remember! This is a LPDDR ram. "The Note9 has never been witnessed with a flickering screen anywhere on planet earth that is known to mankind". Is note 9 available on the market? Just so you know that the note 9 isn't announced yet and you think it won't have a flickering screen? Even this years Galaxy S9 series have flickering screen. The note 8 may last a day long if you're not doing anything in it except for calls and text. But if you're using LTE + surfing the web + social media, and even doing multi-window process. You think that the battery would last a day long? Just so you know. I also own a note 8. And if lags not the problem, its the screen flickering followed by performance throttling down. And I'm still on android 7.1.1. Not on OREO. The AT&T couldn't even provided me a software update even after I finished the contract. And switch to sprint after problems with network coverage.

26. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@LiveFaith Are you certain that having a 1TB on a 8GB of RAM smartphone is enough and wouldn't encounter lags? Remember! This is a LPDDR ram. "The Note9 has never been witnessed with a flickering screen anywhere on planet earth that is known to mankind". Is note 9 available on the market? Just so you know that the note 9 isn't announced yet and you think it won't have a flickering screen? Even this years Galaxy S9 series have flickering screen. The note 8 may last a day long if you're not doing anything in it except for calls and text. But if you're using LTE + surfing the web + social media, and even doing multi-window process. You think that the battery would last a day long? Just so you know. I also own a note 8. And if lags not the problem, its the screen flickering followed by performance throttling down. And I'm still on android 7.1.1. Not on OREO. The AT&T couldn't even provided me a software update even after I finished the contract. And switch to sprint after problems with network coverage.

23. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

512GB onboard + 512Gb SDcard = 1TB. Until you mentioned it, I hadn't heard anything about such. But displays in several phones have experience such issues. If you have a phone with a 4000Mah battery and it doesn't last all day, you're using your phone to much. My Note 8 doesn't have such and it last 2 days. at least twice in 7 days. The other stuff is pointless to even address on any level.

19. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Plus, how about ... Shatterproof design; Uggggh, well. - Can't be done without plastic. Grippable design; Uhhhh, well.- Huh? Replaceable battery; Hmmm, no. Really? In the days when we have fast charging? Smaller form factor option; nope. Who still makes small phones? if someone does, go buy it. ... so there's room for future improvement too. - Always will be. But all those things have been improved. You sound like you just don't like them. Why do you need to remove a battery from a phone you probably will sell next year?. The batteries in phones today last several years so you never really need to replace them. So what's the need for it? Follow: NO

2. Nostromo79

Posts: 171; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

The anticipation for the Note9 seems to have made the summer fly by; well, that would be here in The United States. Labor Day Weekend begins 23 days from now. Taking a new Note9 on our end of summer vacation will be the cherry on the sundae and after that the fall surf fishing season kicks-in with all of its natural beauty. If the 512GB Note9 is released for sale in The United States so much the better for being able to edit video files right in the phone's native storage. Less than 28 hours to go from this point.

3. blkatfirstsight

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

I wish this beast was in my hands when I went on my honeymoon in two weeks.

5. Nostromo79

Posts: 171; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

I hope so too. There's a good chance. Happy honeymoon!

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1830; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Please tell me your talking about your phone.

7. Nostromo79

Posts: 171; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

I don't believe they are obligated to divulge that information. ;-)

20. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Am sure he wants to take awesome vids and pictures on his honeymoon. I am positive that is what he is speaking of.

16. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Talk about a comment "setting it on the tee" for a TWSS style reply! :-D

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Leaks courtesy of Samsung.

9. peace247 unregistered

tell that to apple who is already sending dummy units of iphone10 to every youtuber.

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Proof please that Apple is sending out dummy units.

21. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Can you prove they are not? Doesn't it go both ways. Neither of you can prove anything. But we do know Apple has to provide dummy units to case manufacturers. So why would they not send them to anyone else? Yes I am aware that since CAD drawing get leaked, anyone can make a dummy; that doesn't mean everyone does.

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Even the actual products themselves are acting like dummy units. nothing new here

10. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

It's last years note 8 with new specs don't understand the hype thingy that is going on hear! Samsung=Overhyped, overrated!

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Best phone of 2018 Every phone coming is the same phone as last year with better specs so what is the hype about them.

22. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Isn't this true of LG G series? Sony's Xperia series? the iPhone series and even the latest HTC options? I mean most new phones are just higher spec variations of a model before it. I would say, anyone with a Note other than the 8, should be pretty excited. Overhyped? How so? Overrated? How so? Are you excited about any new phone? if so which one? and lets see how different it is from the previous model.

12. freddyttt

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Having owned the monster P20 PRO with its 4000 battery if try about the note and its 4000 battery its bye bye p20 pro and hello note 9.

14. tazzmissionx

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

There are supposedly a couple of game related announcements at the reveal tomorrow, the reason they let Fortnite slip and spread so massively is that because one of the rumored announcements tomorrow is pretty major and would have buried any kind of press or hype surrounding Fortnite. That would have been bad because of another rumor of how much Samsung spent for Fornite exclusivity.

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