Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may be released as early as July or August

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may be released as early as July or August
It looks like reports claiming Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than the previous model start to pile up. Last week news that the South Korean company has already started working on the firmware for the Galaxy Note 9 much earlier than usually made headlines.

Now we have another report coming from Samsung's home turf that suggests the Galaxy Note 9 might indeed hit the store shelves one or two months earlier than expected.

The prediction is based on reports that Samsung Display will start manufacturing OLED panels for the upcoming flagship this month, whereas the company usually starts this process in June. If the information is accurate, then we can expect the Galaxy Note 9 to be launched on the market as early as July or August, the report suggests.

The Galaxy Note 9 is said to become Samsung's smartphone with the largest display. Unlike the previous model that boasts a 6.32-inch display, the Note 9 is expected to pack a slightly larger 6.38-inch screen.


However, Samsung's flagship is unlikely to include an in-screen fingerprint scanner as Huawei's new Porsche Design Mate RS luxury smartphone, which costs a small fortune.

One of the main reasons Samsung allegedly plans to release the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than usual is competition with Apple's new iPhones that are expected to be launched on the market this September.

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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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34 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

They need to make the Note line screen at least 6.5in.

2. Rogerlebo

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I agree!

3. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

This. 6.5" 18.5:9 would be darn amazing. 6.38" ain't bad either! Please let it be true! Also, it would make sense considering that Apple is planning a 6.46" iPhone. A slightly bigger screenes Note 9 would more directly compare & compete against such a phone.

9. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Yeah 6.5'' with flat display will be fantastic.

10. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope they will make it with flat display to be more useful when I use it with S-Pen and to looks different not 99% like S9+

20. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1259; Member since: May 01, 2017

Keep dreaming because flat screens are a thing in the past for Samsung flagships

33. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I don't think so.. they should return to flat screens soon because many users don't like curved displays and I'm one of them

22. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I have the Note 8. This display size is good enough.

27. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

The Note 8 form factor is very ideal. If they can keep the same form factor and maximize the screen as much as possible, that would be even more perfect. 6.4" should be achievable.

4. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Tough sales times for Galaxy S9 and S9+ that forced Samsung to make this move.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's called iPA's rumors they do every year and every year they are wrong.

8. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

True. We've been hearing this for every Note or S model since 2013..

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Fanboy babes are nervous and publish stupid news for fear of Huawei

7. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"fear of Huawei" They are making some good phones, In fear LMFAO not even close.

16. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Sony fanboy is so much insecured about Samsung........

11. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope they will make it with flat display to be more useful when I use it with S-Pen and to looks different not 99% like S9+

13. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The curved edges don't detract in the slightest from my Note 8 S-Pen usage. They just make it easier to hold.

14. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

But you can't write on all the screen because the EDGES ! And for me I want the phone to be wider because it's already big and can't hold it with one hand!

24. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The edges are extremely small, in an area where pretty much no writing is done. They don't interfere. More width causes one handed difficulties not more length.

32. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I don't think so! And if they make it with flat display will look different phone! Not so much similar like s9+ and maybe with flat display will help them to make it with bigger battery

12. Nibbler1

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Please make it 9 inch display (30:9) with 2x S-Pen and 5 cameras + 9000mha battery. Tnx ;)

17. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yess and also a refrigerator, an air conditioner, drone, microwave, 12 gb ram. Tnx & have a good luck. ;)

15. sentinel336

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

We need a Note 9 Active!!!

18. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

if Samsung doesn't include in screen fingerprint scanner I don't buy it! cuz it's another dull smartphone with same design language without any innovation! plus I believe they can do it it's just their market control strategy! which is absurd! how come Huawei can implement it and make a sleek phone but Samsung can't with all the production assets and R&D they have!

21. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1259; Member since: May 01, 2017

Even with in screen FPS it’s still going to be just like every other phone

23. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

But it ain't.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not like every other phone now, so no.

30. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 91; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

You try way too hard.

19. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Early release = just another incremental update and not likely to have in-display fingerprint. Apple let Sammy have the big-screen market for a long time but is going to eat Sammy's lunch going forward.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple will continue to do what they've been doing since they started making big phones, taking cues from Samsung.

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