Galaxy Note 9: All the rumors on specs, price, Aug. 24 sale date and Fortnite game

     The Galaxy Note 9’s Aug. 9 launch date is a bit more than per week away, which implies that the rumors surrounding Samsung’s subsequent massive telephone are already flung into excessive gear. Will it wow us or underwhelm us as we watch for 2019’s massive tenth anniversary Galaxy S10?

    The Galaxy Notice, with its trademark S Pen stylus, represents the fruits of Samsung’s expertise for the 12 months. This is the mannequin that Samsung (normally) saves as its “finest for final” of the 12 months, giving the Notice the most effective expertise it may well to battle the
    , and to thrust in entrance of consumers when the vacations roll round. 

    Notice 9 rumors are lastly untangling from the jumble — we can’t maintain our breath for an underscreen fingerprint reader this time — however what is for certain is that the Galaxy Notice 9 might want to progress past the already wonderful
    Galaxy S9
    and S9 Plus if it is going to seize consideration. 

    The juiciest rumor by far factors to a Notice 9 S Pen that goes past writing, drawing and navigation. And the wildly in style Fortnite recreation can be alleged to debut on Android, beginning with a Notice 9 unique. Learn on for the most effective rumors which might be constructing forward of the official Notice 9 launch and test again typically. This record updates as high quality new rumors emerge.

    Learn: Six things the Galaxy Note 9 should have

    Editors’ notice: This text was initially printed June 13 and updates regularly.

    Confirmed: Samsung’s announcement is ready for Aug. 9 

    The rumors have been spot on. Samsung’s “Unpacked” launch event will take place on Aug. 9 in Brooklyn. I would say there is a 99.99 p.c probability that the machine in query would be the Notice 9 that launches Aug. 9. Good symmetry, eh? 

    A good higher date would have been 9/9 at 9 a.m., however with the iPhone launch sometimes across the similar date in September, taking part in hen with 
     is dangerous enterprise. Samsung would not dare put itself able to lose that recognition contest. Sometimes, Samsung likes its Notice telephones to go on preorder effectively earlier than Apple even broadcasts its subsequent spherical of iPhones.

    Samsung’s official invitation to the Unpacked occasion on Aug. 9.

    Juan Garzón/CNET

    Aug. 9 is early for a Notice launch, which normally occurs on the finish of the month fairly than the start. Final 12 months’s Notice eight was introduced Aug. 23. However, there’s some precedent for an early unveiling. The Notice 7 unveiling befell Aug. 2, 2016. Critics pointed fingers on the rush job as one motive that Note 7 units literally burst into flames.

    We’ll strive not to attract too many parallels concerning the early Notice 9 launch.

    Sadly, the invitation would not present a heck of a number of clues about what we’ll see contained in the telephone. It focuses on a button, rendered in a yellowy-gold shade. This may very well be a button on the aspect of the telephone, or it might present a close-up of the S Pen stylus itself. Mysterious, certainly…

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    It can nearly absolutely be referred to as the Galaxy Notice 9

    That the Notice 9 will probably be referred to as the Notice 9 is not essentially a given.

    Simply because the final telephone on this collection was the Notice eight and the one earlier than was the Galaxy Note 7 does not imply Samsung would not skip a quantity to rename its telephone. Samsung did skip 2016’s Galaxy Notice 6 in favor of the Notice 7 identify; some suspected it was to match up numerically to the
    iPhone 7

    However one indication that Samsung’s sticking with the traditional development comes from frequent gadget leaker Evan Blass, who tweeted that the Notice 9’s mannequin quantity is SM-N960U and its inner identify is Crown.

    The Notice 9 might go on sale Aug. 24

    Samsung might sell the Note 9 on Aug. 24, two weeks after its Unpacked occasion, alongside the Galaxy Watch smartwatch. 

    Notice 9 worth: How a lot will the following Galaxy price?

    Costs would possibly be decrease than the $1,00zero we first feared. If a leaked circular of an alleged Indonesian advert are proper, some markets might even see slightly reduction.

    Galaxy Notice eight and Notice 7 costs

    Galaxy Notice eight Galaxy Notice 7
    US AT&T: $950; Verizon: $960; T-Cell: $930; Dash: $960; US Mobile: $963 AT&T: $880; Verizon: $864; T-Cell: $849; Dash: $850; US Mobile: $834
    UK £869 £700
    AU AU$1,499 AU$1,349

    Telephones don’t get cheaper. In truth, the Galaxy Notice eight price considerably greater than the Galaxy Notice 7 in some markets.

    We are able to anticipate the Galaxy Notice 9 to hover in the identical ballpark because the Galaxy Notice eight, although costs might creep upward on account of the dual-aperture digital camera.

    Fortnite for Android might launch on the Galaxy Notice 9

    The massively in style recreation would possibly make its Android breakout in a 30-day exclusive on Samsung’s Galaxy Notice 9. Rumor has it that anybody who preorders the Notice 9 will get between $100 and $150 price of V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game forex. 

    It is also prompt that the sport will work with Samsung DeX, a dock that runs your telephone like a laptop computer whenever you plug it right into a monitor, and probably with a brand new S Pen trick that helps Bluetooth connections. 

    Is that this the Galaxy Notice 9 with a yellow S-Pen stylus?

    Effectively, here is a shock. Not less than one model of the Notice 9 may need a yellow S Pen stylus. The tweet comes from frequent Twitter tipster Evan Blass, and exhibits a blue Notice 9 with a contrasting yellow stylus. This is smart given the yellow button we noticed on Samsung’s invitation for its upcoming Aug. 9 Unpacked event.

    Confirmed: Notice 9’s S Pen will multitask utilizing Bluetooth

    An FCC filing confirmed that Samsung’s S Pen will get Bluetooth help, which might make the S Pen much more purposeful and highly effective, and assist differentiate the Notice 9 much more from Apple’s rival iPhones. 

    Along with the Galaxy Notice’s built-in stylus drawing and writing with four,096 ranges of strain sensitivity and navigating round, the Notice 9’s S Pen can also function a distant management for different capabilities that don’t have anything to do with writing. For instance, perhaps you’d have the ability to click on the pen to take a photograph when your telephone’s on a tripod, or advance your musical monitor.

    I would be pleased if Samsung made the highest of the S Pen pressure-sensitive sufficient to erase errors, such as you would with an analog pencil. (Cue the “again in my day” diatribe.)

    No matter Samsung does with the S Pen, it will likely be important that the motion is not straightforward to by accident set off. As a result of that really can be annoying.

    You would possibly get a purple Notice 9 in spite of everything

    A latest tweet from Evan Blass exhibits the blue-and-yellow combo we have seen earlier than, in addition to a pinkish brown Notice 9 with an identical stylus and a black Notice 9 with a primary black S Pen. However the purple shade we beloved a lot on the Galaxy S9 might not be out of the operating but — a brand new rumor suggests purple Note 9 will go on sale Aug. 24. Simply do not anticipate to see each shade accessible in each area.


    The Galaxy Notice 9 might are available black with a black S Pen, blue with a yellow stylus, or brown with an S Pen to match.

    Evan Blass by way of Twitter

    An earlier rumor from German web site All About Samsung means that the Galaxy Notice 9 might are available black, grey, lavender (just like the Galaxy S9’s “lilac purple”), vivid blue and brown. A few of these shades might have iridescent qualities just like the Galaxy S9 telephones and different Samsung fashions. 

    Primarily based on previous Galaxy telephones, I believe it is a fairly good guess that the Notice 9 will preserve the shiny end Samsung appears to savor, one that may alter the telephone’s shade whenever you flip it within the gentle.


    New Galaxy Notice 9 colours? We’ll see.

    The Notice 9 might flip its twin cameras on their aspect

    Twin cameras on the Notice 9 are just about a certain wager. The Notice eight was Samsung’s first telephone so as to add portrait mode, and the Galaxy S9 Plus has the setup, too. Samsung’s shifting ahead right here, not backwards.

    A picture from OnLeaks and @91Mobiles exhibits a Galaxy Notice 9 with side-by-side cameras as a substitute of a vertical stack as we see on the S9 Plus. (For extra on cameras, scroll to the want record under.)


    Aspect-by-side rear cameras on this Galaxy Notice 9 render.


    Will the Notice 9 have a notch? Doubt it

    Google has embraced the trend of Android notches, however that does not imply Samsung will. The cut-out display screen design provides you a “bigger” display screen to work with by extending the edges of the display screen up across the cut-out the place the digital camera lens, speaker and different sensors dwell.

    However there’s a particularly excessive probability that Samsung will hold the Notice 9 notch-free and as a substitute use the Notice as a option to mock the iPhone X and different notched Android telephones.

    In any case, the notch was an essential a part of a recent Samsung ad that slammed iPhone speed, and Apple’s flock on the whole.

    That stated, a patent software does exist for a Samsung phone with a notch design. Then once more, so does a notchless one, with holes cut into the display as a substitute of a display screen cut-out.

    It will in all probability have a headphone jack

    The Galaxy Notice and Galaxy S telephones have been protected to this point, and Samsung execs have publicly said that they are pleased with the headphone jack. Samsung additionally sometimes ships its AKG wired earbuds together with the Galaxy telephones contained in the field.

    The Notice 9’s rumored in-screen fingerprint reader is not wanting good

    Many rumors (like this one from Korea’s The Investor and this one from leak tweeter Ice Universe) recommend that the Galaxy Notice 9 would have a fingerprint reader baked into the show, very similar to the Vivo X20 Plus UD (worst telephone identify ever) and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS (wait, I take that again).

    I actually, really need this to occur.

    Nonetheless, the present phrase is that Samsung’s pulled the characteristic for now, and can save the in-screen fingerprint reader (now reportedly an ultrasonic fingerprint reader for the Galaxy S10. That may be a disgrace, for the reason that Notice collection sometimes leads the way in which with Samsung’s new options.

    On the flipside, Samsung cannot afford the embarrassment of a mistake if the in-display sensor is not safe sufficient for dependable sufficient for each day use. In the end, having this characteristic work effectively is best than being among the many first.

    As a substitute, a fingerprint reader on the again

    Rumors again up the bodily fingerprint sensor dwelling under the digital camera. The prolific Ice Universe tweeted that the Notice 9 and Notice eight will look almost indistinguishable, and likewise posted a leaked case that’ll allegedly fit the Galaxy Note 9 that encompasses a cut-out for an oblong fingerprint reader, Samsung’s most well-liked form. Take into account that a case maker might simply create renders primarily based on rumors and hypothesis; this is not essentially the actual deal.

    Nonetheless, centralizing the fingerprint reader can be choice, and one that might overwrite the Notice eight’s most annoying and unnecessary design flaw.

    Will the Notice 9 have a foldable show? Not bloody probably

    The opposite characteristic assured to place the Notice 9 up in lights can be the least probably by far.

    We all know that Samsung’s engaged on a foldable telephone, and has gone far sufficient to use for a patent on a couple of design eventualities. I would be surprised speechless if that have been to truly occur. (For the report, rumors recommend we can’t see a foldable telephone from Samsung till 2019.)

    In a nutshell, it is not Samsung’s type to take such an enormous threat on its Notice telephone. The tech large is much extra more likely to launch a separate foldable telephone to check the waters and collect suggestions for figuring out kinks.

    Samsung has lengthy cited Galaxy Notice customers as amongst its most loyal, and any situation with a foldable Notice might completely alienate consumers who’ve already been burned by the Notice 7 fiasco.

    Galaxy Notice 9 might mimic the Notice eight

    So what might the Notice 9 appear to be? The Notice eight. Hypothesis factors to a Galaxy Notice replace that is acquired related dimensions and design to final 12 months’s mannequin, however once more, with a fingerprint reader that sits under the twin digital camera array, not off to the aspect because it does within the Notice eight.

    A doable render of the Galaxy Notice 9 shared by cellular tipster Ice Universe means that the Notice eight and Notice 9 are nearly indistinguishable, including that the brand new Notice may very well be 2mm shorter than the Note 8.

    Bixby AI software program lives on

    Samsung’s Bixby software is now a fixture on the corporate’s excessive finish Galaxy telephones, which implies its presence is a forgone conclusion even when the pinnacle of Samsung Analysis’s AI Middle hadn’t stated we would see an upgraded version on the following flagship telephone, whether or not you wind up disabling Bixby or not.

    Bixby might decide up higher natural-language processing, improved noise canceling and quicker response instances.

    Do not forget that Bixby 2.0, the present model, is not only for Samsung telephones. That is Samsung’s imaginative and prescient for its whole ecosystem of gadgets, just like the way in which that Google Assistant, Apple’s
    Alexa AI sidekicks push into the house by way of good audio system and different gadgets.

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    I would anticipate to see the Bixby button return to the left aspect of the Galaxy Notice 9, and I would be overjoyed if Samsung allow you to program this key to do one thing aside from open Bixby, although I severely doubt this may occur.

    Learn: 10 Bixby tricks you need to know

    What a few Samsung model of Apple’s FaceID?

    By the point we predict the Notice 9 will launch, it will have been nearly a 12 months for the reason that iPhone X debuted with FaceID, and nonetheless no direct competitor to problem Apple’s safe stage of face unlock. The Notice 9 can be Samsung’s probability to reply.

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 PlusSamsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

    A depth-sensing front-facing digital camera might assist Galaxy telephones do extra.

    Sarah Tew/CNET

    Galaxy S8
    telephones and newer offer you a couple of choices for unlocking your telephone along with your face, however solely one in all them, iris scanning, is safe sufficient for cellular funds. That is a fairly good bar as these items go.

    Iris scanning harnesses a distinct expertise than Apple’s FaceID, which makes use of a 3D front-facing digital camera and 50,00zero infrared dots to map your face and confirm that you’re you. 

    At left, iPhone Memoji, above proper iSamsung’s AR Emoji, and decrease proper, Bitmoji avatars of CNET reporter Shara Tibken.

    Shara Tibken/CNET

    The Galaxy Notice 9 represents a chance for Samsung to pop in a 3D digital camera, too, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that I anticipate Samsung to make use of (the Galaxy S9 already does) helps Apple-like expertise.

    There’s little doubt that Samsung and others will wish to use a 3D digital camera, however after shedding a  lawsuit and being forced to pay Apple $539 million for patent infringements, I am unable to blame Samsung for eager to tread rigorously.

    Will Samsung repair AR Emoji to tackle Apple’s Memoji for iOS 12?

    Gawd, I hope so. Samsung made 3D avatars first, by way of its AR Emoji characteristic within the Galaxy S9 digital camera. However the unsettling photographs creeped us out and Apple’s new Memoji avatars in iOS 12 are already higher at some essential issues.

    Samsung can work to repair AR Emoji in two methods. The primary is thru software program fixes that add extra customizations. The second is that if that Notice 9 will get a 3D digital camera, which might give Samsung’s emoji-creating engine extra knowledge to seize onto when it scans your face to make your avatar.

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    The Notice 9 will not launch with Android P

    Sorry, nevertheless it’s a given. Google’s Android P software replace would not even have  a reputation but — it will grow to be Android Popsicle or Pudding or one thing by the point it arrives on its first telephone later this 12 months, more than likely within the fall across the time that the Google Pixel 3‘s introduced.

    However the Galaxy Notice 9, and a heap of different Galaxy telephones, together with the S9 and S9 Plus, are certain to get the ultimate Android P software program within the following months. Sadly, Samsung is not recognized for significantly well timed Android updates.

    Notice 9 digital camera want record

    Samsung’s industry-first dual-aperture lens on the Galaxy S9 will certainly come to the Notice 9 as effectively, however I believe the corporate might take the expertise a step additional by bringing dual-aperture to the front-facing digital camera as effectively.


    The Galaxy Notice 9 digital camera might look loads just like the Galaxy S9’s shooter.

    Josh Miller/CNET

    The aperture helps decide how a lot gentle your picture will get, and usually talking, the extra gentle you get in, the higher. A twin aperture front-facing digital camera might assist robotically make selfies brighter, even and not using a flash blinding your eyes.

    Hopefully Samsung may even repair the Galaxy S9’s digital camera app, which too simply switches between digital camera modes when you do not intend it to.

    Samsung plans to improve the Notice 9’s digital camera, according to Bloomberg.

    Different rumored Galaxy Notice 9 specs

    Perla Shaheen contributed to this report.

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