New information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: icons, menus, Bixby, more

New information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: icons, menus, Bixby, more
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is pretty close now and we've been seeing and hearing all sorts of interesting stuff. From a Bluetooth-connected S Pen to a slew of new colors, DeX desktop interface without the need for a DeX station, and exclusive (for a while) support for Fortnite.

The rumor mill is going crazy over at Twitter suggesting some other changes we might be seeing as soon as the hot new phablet lands.

For one, the Note 9 will, allegedly, be first to introduce Samsung's next generation of AI — Bixby 2.0. With it, we will get some sort of "AI-based UX". Perhaps an upgraded version of the Bixby screen, which is basically a colorful waste of space in its current form.

We'll also be getting new icons for the Samsung Experience interface's basic apps. Though, we're not sure how much of a big deal this is, considering the fact that the Samsung Theme store allows you to go crazy with icons anyway.

Allegedly, we'll be getting a whole new S Pen menu — we assume this means the Air Command floating menu will get a redesign. A much-needed one, for sure — it's already a bit overcrowded as it is and we can only assume that whatever new features the S Pen gets with its Bluetooth connectivity will need their own space.

Last, we have "some new gestures" which is a pretty wide statement, especially considering that the Note interface hasn't had much gestures to begin with thus far. We assume this has something to do with Android 9 P and its new gestures — the home button is now a home bar that you can slide left, right, and up, a-la iPhone X.

sources: Smartphone Tips; Ice Universe

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Galaxy Note9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI


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