Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly launching in August with upgraded camera
Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, which means the next major flagship will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Samsung traditionally launches the new Note phones in late Summer/early Fall. A report from Bloomberg claims the Galaxy Note 9 will be announced at an “Unpacked” event on August 9th.
Bloomberg doesn’t get into specifics, but they do say the device will include an upgraded Qualcomm processor and an upgraded camera. We’re probably looking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and the camera from the Galaxy S9. Not exactly mind-blowing information, but the event date is still important. Surprisingly, there haven’t been many rumors about specs for the Note 9. The last bit of information we covered was about Bixby 2.0 launching on the device.
The report doesn’t say anything about the in-display fingerprint scanner. That has been a topic of much discussion for the last several Samsung flagship phones. First, they ran out of time with the Galaxy S8. It missed the Galaxy S9 as well. Then a report claimed it would be absent from the Note 9, but that was quickly flipped. So who knows what will happen with the Note 9. With devices like the Xiaomi Mi 8 launching with in-display fingerprint sensors, it seems inevitable that Samsung will figure it out.
There’s still not a lot to go on, but at least we have a date to mark on the calendar. The event will take place on August 9th and we can expect the device to be released by the end of the month. The report did say that plans could still shift, so these dates may change.