The rumor mill has started off once again. We are just a few months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and there are a lot of things we already know about this flagship Samsung smartphone.

Little Design Change

In the recent few years, the Note series has been following the design philosophy of the S lineup leaving us with little imagination about how the phone will look. This year, the Note 9 is said to resemble the Galaxy S9+ with a similar camera and button placement.

If you were expecting an on-screen fingerprint scanner on the new Note, here’s a touch of bad news. It’s unlikely to happen. OnLeaks, a reliable leakster, published a CAD render of the phone showing a fingerprint scanner at the back, further backing up the previous leak.

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However, it is not to say the Note 9 will not come with any new features. Recent rumors claim it will have one of the best speakers on any phone for 2018. The device will use the earpiece as one speaker and have a dedicated speaker at the bottom.

Top-Notch Hardware Features

Expect the new Note to be packed with features galore. The phone will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/ Exynos 9810 SoC, either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of Internal Storage.

It will have the same set of camera features as seen in the Galaxy S9+. The Galaxy Note 8 was the first flagship Samsung phone to pack a dual camera so there’s no surprise that company is sticking with the setup.

What’s going to be new this time around is the use of a much improved Iris Scanner. It is said to be twice as fast as the one found on the Galaxy S9 and the Note 8. There will be no changes to the S-Pen, unfortunately.

Ginormous Battery

Let’s face it. The battery life on the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t all that great. And it’s understandable why Samsung used a smaller battery. After the Note 7 explosion scandal, the company had no option but to play safe.

With the Note 9, the company is taking a new direction. The phone is said to come with a larger 4000mAh battery and support for even faster wireless charging.

Pricing and Availability

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If the past is any indication, the Galaxy Note 9 isn’t going to be cheap. Buyers should be ready to pay at minimum around $900 for Samsung’s new phablet.

And if you choose to get the higher spec variant with more RAM and more storage, you will be looking upwards of $1000.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is roughly two months away from launch with a new leak hinting August 9 as the announcement date of the phone. The phone is said to be announced alongside the Gear S4 Smartwatch.

What feature do you want to see on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9? Do let us know in the comments section down below.

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