Galaxy Note 9's camera will be one of its best features

Galaxy Note 9's camera will be one of its best features
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 a bit earlier this year -- on August 9, according to recent reports. That is two weeks earlier than the date when the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was introduced last year and means that the Note 9 could be on store shelves by the end of August. Seems like Samsung is in a bit of a hurry this time around, considering that the phone may have been slated for an even earlier reveal, had its development not been prolonged by two weeks due to a design change.

We've already seen alleged screen protectors for the Note 9, hinting at a largely unchanged design from last year's model, save for the reduced top and bottom bezels. This comes as no surprise, as the Note 9 was expected to be an iterative upgrade over the Note 8, a transitional device of sorts, before we arrive at the S10 and Note 10 next year, which will likely have in-display fingerprint scanners and fully bezel-less designs. One notable improvement over the Note 8, however, will come in the form of a "revamped camera on the Note 9", anonymous inside sources cited by Bloomberg claim.

The Note 8 had a stellar dual-camera that combined a regular, wide-angle shooter with a 'telephoto' lens for 2x optical magnification. The Galaxy Note 9 will likely retain this setup, though with some added bells and whistles. We cannot say with absolute certainty what these improvements will be, but we can make a well-educated guess, based on Samsung's handling of the S9 and S9+.

Galaxy Note 9's camera will be one of its best features

This is what the back of the Galaxy Note 9 could look like, based on what Samsung did with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier this year

Since the company took to heart the wide-spread criticism about the placement of the fingerprint reader on the S8 models last year, relocating them under the vertically reoriented cameras of the S9 and S9+, it's a relatively safe bet that the Note 9 will receive the same treatment. The heart rate sensor will either be situated to the side of the camera module, like it was on the S9 models, or between the fingerprint scanner and the lenses.

As for the cameras themselves, Samsung is likely to keep the wide-angle + telephoto lens combination, though we'd be surprised if the variable aperture from the Galaxy S9 didn't make a return on the Note 9. Furthermore, since the Note 9 will be powered by the Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810, it will definitely be capable of super slow-mo video recording, where the variable aperture is necessary for recording in dimly-lit environments. So, we'd say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is very likely to sport a variable aperture in at least its main, wide-angle camera. On the software front, expect Portrait Mode to return make a return from the Note 8, in addition to the aforementioned slow-mo video recording modes that debuted on the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

On a side note, Bibxy Vision may see deeper integration into the stock camera app of the Note 9. The company has been working toward making the Bixby experience more seamless and intuitive, and seeing how the Vision component evolved between the S8 and S9, we wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it was given another push in the right direction on the Note 9.

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51 Comments

2. obedchuni

Posts: 302; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

hoping for holographic display..on galaxy note 10

40. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

You mean like how they communicated on Black Panther?

24. ZanrZij

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Best Note series camera features are same as S series?

41. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

The Note camera is always better than the S.

31. Chrusti

Posts: 88; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

This phone is gonna be a major disappointment. It’s basically an overpriced S9 with an S pen. Come on Samsung where is the Face ID and inscreen fingerprint scanner already ? Why do you let companies like Xiaomi win customers over with innovations while you still lag behind with a unpractical rear fingerprint scanner ?

42. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Why do you let companies like Xiaomi win customers over..." LMAO! How?

32. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Really ?? who cares about camera ??

43. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I'm guessing people who buy phones & want to take pictures with them.

45. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Since more than 3 years most flagships have great cameras ! I don't think we need better, and if I need superior photos then I will buy a CAMERA !

33. nikhil23

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I really think it's best feature is #nonotch

47. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

lmao! all going notch except Samsung.

34. rkoforever90

Posts: 405; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

I will hold on to my note 5 for one more and upgrade to note 10 as it is said to be a substantial upgrade

35. Rager722

Posts: 579; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Samsung is waiting for the 10th anniversary duh don't expect this to be a huge difference. Like the S6, S7 had similar designs so does S8, S9 have similar designs.

36. fam1987

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

Camera will be one of its best feature? hmm... listen 1st. But i believe can't overtake huawei p20 pro phone camera in this year. The only phone can overtake p20 pro camera is Huawei Mate 20 pro.

37. geordie8t1

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

It will be the same camera, adjustments will be minimal, i cant see 2 many new features arriving, will just pick up a note 8 for nice cheap deal, see me thru to note 10

39. luis.aag90

Posts: 261; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

As a Note 8 user, I don't see a reason to upgrade. Looks like the under display FPS, higher refresh rate display, a design differentiation compared to the S series and other noteworthy goodies won't come to the Note 9, hence my choice.

44. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

me too...

46. MrFreeman

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Neither do I, my Note8 does everything I want so far. Performance updates are more than welcome, it will entice those on older models to upgrade but I'll wait for the anniversary edition for the biggest enhancements. However, the Note line is in a unique category so far and very few have come close to the features it offers software wise.

48. jacky899

Posts: 314; Member since: May 16, 2017

They say that for every version and I bought almost all the note series but ended up with just above average camera. Theres hardly any differemce in image quality betweem the Note 5 and Note 8. My Google Huawei Nexus 6P has better mage quality. If you want good photos, get a Google or Huawei phone.

50. DareDevil01

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

That's not true at all. The Nexus 6P is alright but it's definitely NOT better than the Note 8 camera. There are so many tests and comparisons that prove this too.

49. DareDevil01

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

So essentially it won't be an improvement over the camera in the S9+?

51. pogba

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2018

the note and s series are two distinct devices. The note is note meant for other users. You only upgrade from a note to a newer note, otherwise and that would be switching. So no matter how similar the note9 camera may be to the s9+, as long as it's better than note 8.......it is an upgrade

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