Reddit user purportedly reveals a lot of juicy info on Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch

Reddit user purportedly reveals a lot of juicy info on Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch
Ladies and gents, we are T minus three days from Samsung’s formal announcement of the “next big thing”, although some of you may find it hard to maintain a healthy level of excitement considering everything that’s already etched in stone about the Galaxy Note 9.

But believe it or not, even after Samsung let the cat out of the baga couple of times, there was still plenty of inside information left to be revealed on Reddit. A user claiming to be “very close with a Samsung national trainer” listed a number of things “you might’ve not read about yet” on the message board platform on Sunday, and indeed, there are a few interesting nuggets to discuss.

First, it seems those who pre-order the Note 9 will be able to choose between a previously leaked Fortnite “gaming package” gift and a free pair of premium wireless noise cancelling headphones from Samsung subsidiary AKG. Better yet, you could even get both in exchange for a grand total of $99. And mind you, we’re talking AKG headphones reportedly worth a whopping $299 by themselves.

As far as that enhanced S Pen is concerned, you’ll apparently get the freedom to pick whatever color suits you best. A mere 40 seconds of charging will offer a solid 30 minutes of autonomy, and a dedicated shutter button will “flip camera mode” with a double tap.

Speaking of the “new” camera, this may not be identical to the rear-facing shooter on the Galaxy S9+ after all, supporting AI technology for smart scene detection and optimization, as well as showing “speech bubbles” when detecting snapshot imperfections. Last but not least, even though it’s expected to sport a slightly larger screen than the Note 8, the Galaxy Note 9 should fit in the exact same cases as its predecessor.

But wait, there’s more. A Tizen-powered Galaxy Watch is also tipped to see daylight on Thursday, and unlike 2016’s Gear S3, it could suit both men and women with 46 and 42 mm sizes. That’s men and women with gigantic wrists, of course, but shockingly enough, the new smartwatch is rumored to ditch its forerunner’s MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology, thus relying exclusively on NFC capabilities for Samsung Pay support.

The “bigger sized” watch is purportedly “similar” to the Gear Sport in footprint, despite coming with a larger screen, and it might boast up to 7 days of endurance between charges. A new rose gold color is also in the pipeline, and 40 different workout modes could be supported, up from a mere 10 on the Gear S3.

source: Reddit

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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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33 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"...mere 40 seconds of charging will offer a solid 30 minutes of autonomy." I can only imagine the impact of such a big jolt on the poor lithium battery...

5. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

It will probably offer days of battery. A bluetooth accessory with no audio/video out doesn't need a lot of power. For example, if the pen offers 7 days of battery, 30 minutes is just 0.3% of battery charge, which is pretty reasonable to provide in 40 seconds. 30 minutes of battery sounds like a lot, but it's not that high if you take into account that the accessory is just a standby device.

15. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Here's a hint. Galaxy Note 7

22. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Its not gonna do anythgn to the battery. Qualcomm has already stated that batteries that are "designed to be fast charged" are not damaged by the charger, because the batteries are designed to be used this way. I don't understand why you keep repeating such false information that fast charging batteries degrades them. Its false -https://www.qualcomm.com/solutions/mobile-computing/features/quick-charge/faq "Device manufacturers build smartphones with a specific battery that can accept a specific level of charge. The battery size and maximum current of each battery are design decisions made by the manufacturer and can vary from smartphone to smartphone, tablet to tablet and so on."

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung is still leaking hoping someone will eventually buy the Note 9. They should have skipped the Note 9 completely and focus on a better S10.

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Wow, I didn't think I would see it happen but here it is. This is basically the exact same argument made in the iPA article here: https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-should-have-canceled-galaxy-note-9-opinion_id107427 If anyone was wondering about the effects of propaganda on the week minded, there's your answer. Also, this comment is word for word the same as comment 3, wonder if they're both bots, or shills. Regardless, consumers win on the Android side. Free headphones and extras with the phone are always welcome. Apple fans actually have to pay Apple to use their own headphones, dongles for the win.

28. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Read post 27

31. skalamanga

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Personally, I think exactly the opposite

4. lovemac209

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

why do care about note 9?

6. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Phone of the year! This will kill the 6,5 iPhone

9. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Kill it how? Because sales wise, the iPhone 6.5 is gonna demolish the Note 9. We're talking 6 timed the sales EASILY. I'm pretty sure that's what companies care about most, hence all the s**tty promos this phone comes with.

11. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

4" screen is perfection, nothing more. Now you are talking about 6.5" screen. Man, never say never. A few years ago you fought for that absolut 4" screen.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You got any evidence I was fighting for 4” screens?

23. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The best products in the world, don't sell in high numbers. #justsayin The Note was never meant to be a high selling phone, because it feature-set, makes it a very niche product. Comparing Note sales to typical iPhone sales or a single phone model where an OEM sells multiple models, seems very disingenuous.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why are you in a Samsung article. You and you little trolling buddy's can go away.. That's what you tell fans of other brands when they post in apple articles. So practice what you preach.

18. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I'm laughing hysterically at the stupidity of this comment. Samsung? Killing the iPhone? You good sir have an award for joke of the year, or stupidest being of the year. Choose.

8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"...although some of you may find it hard to maintain a healthy level of excitement considering everything that’s already etched in stone about the Galaxy Note 9." No, that's just you.

24. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

To be excited about the Note 8, you basically need to have a Note FE or older to actually appreciate it. The Note 9 isn't mean for people with a Note 8. In fact if you bought a Note 8 on device payments, you can't even upgrade to the Note 9 through a normal process, unless you signed a lease agreement. I have no plans for the 9, but it certainly seems to have some very nice pluses. But this year will be the first time I will skip a model of the Note. But i do love the Blue with the yellow pwn. They should have did that for all the color version.

10. adecvat

Posts: 644; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Only way to sell Note 9 is a HUGE gift packages (500$+)

20. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No. It'll sell without the extras.

17. jasaero

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

No MST? Ok....so zero reason to buy a samsung watch ever again like I did my Gear S3.

21. JayBEE

Posts: 181; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Ditching MST.... no bueno. Let's hope that this does not happen on future Notes or S-series phones...

26. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Samsung ditching MST on the watch would be stupid. Its the only reason I dumped my GS2 for the GS3. Because without MST, Samsung Pay will be as useless as pay services that only use MST. I definitely won't by the newer watch if they do this.

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