Samsung Galaxy Note 9 tipped to arrive in early August soon after unveiling

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 tipped to arrive in early August soon after unveiling
Samsung has already confirmed that its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 will be officially introduced on August 9. However, the South Korean company didn't say anything about the phablet's availability, although unconfirmed rumors claim the Note 9 will hit the shelves on August 24.

Apparently, Samsung is forced to push Note 9 on the market much earlier than we originally expected, so if you plan on getting one, you might be able to do so immediately after August 9. According to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain, Samsung is likely to make the Note 9 available for purchase in early August.

The reason behind Samsung's decision is related to the unexpectedly low Galaxy S9 sales, which sold around 30 million units in 2018 according to a report from the Chinese media. This is the lowest number of a Galaxy S family flagship since 2012, a real blow for the South Korean giant if the information is accurate.

The early launch of the Galaxy Note 9 is meant to raise the hype around Samsung's flagships and cover some of the losses due to the Galaxy S9 low sales. It remains to be seen whether or not the report is accurate and which countries will get the Note 9 first.

source: Digitimes

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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 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

If true, this would be a good move. I'm not sure why big name phones tend to go on sale so long after the official unveiling. Releasing the phone within a week capitalizes on the massive hype garnered by the press, and the excitement of everyone seeing it in real life for the first time.

2. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

If Samsung can reduce the bloatware or give us an option of uninstalling bloatware from our phones, especially the tons of Microsoft Office apps. All of them utilize internal storage with app data in excess of 500MB. Around 6 MS Office apps occupying 2-3GB of internal space. This is what is making me reconsider whether I'm sticking with Samsung or not on my next upgrade. They should either give us the option of moving the apps to external memory or completely doing away with the apps. Otherwise, more bloat will impact their sales greatly. Price is not an issue but I want less bloat.

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

didnt they allow users to reduce bloatware for a while now?

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

No. They aren’t giving any option to uninstall their apps. There are like 13 Bloatware apps (6 from MS & 7 from Samsung ) and the worst part is that you can’t even disable some of them (Ex. My Galaxy app).

6. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

My Galaxy can be disabled. SmartThings and Galaxy Apps can't be disabled or uninstalled.

8. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

"Choice"

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Oh sorry my mistake. Its "Galaxy Apps" which I can't disable and not "My Galaxy". Btw I was able to uninstall "My Galaxy" app.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 3870; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep. Chrome, Gmail would be the first to go. Cant get rid of those bastards though.

4. boriqua2000

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

People are just getting tired of spending so much money on what is basically the same phones. If you purchased a note 8,why would you get a s9 or a note9? Way too expensive to be doing that.

9. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yes, if you purchased a Note 8 why would you get an S9.....as they are for different customer types? Now to answer your question about going from the Note 8 to Note 9, as minor as they may be, it's because of the upgraded features or whatever reason people choose to upgrade their phone.

14. sentinel336

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Exactly. I'm switching from my S7 Edge to the Note 9; I wouldn't upgrade if I had the Note 8. It is mind boggling that people think you need to trade-up every year, or that manufacturers need to make such drastic changes to the phone design year-over-year. What are people going to say when every phone is truly bezel-less and all look nearly the same???

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’d love to see Samsung include less bloatware, and allow us to uninstall the bloat we don’t want. All these duplicate carrier apps, are the only real ball and chain on the Note.

12. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Buy unlocked.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You’ve shown me you’re nothing but a racist POS. We’ve nothing further to discuss.

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Calling someone a liar on a public forum is a gentleman's thing.

17. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Yea. He's a complete idiot.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

After he shot that N word at me, I was done with him bro. He can scroll right past my posts.

13. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

But if it will cost more than 1000€ of course will be hard to sell it as gakaxy s9

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