The Galaxy Note 8 may be the hottest iPhone X alternative available in stores right now, but Samsung will reportedly start the work on the next best thing as soon as early 2018 and there’s no doubt that the company will follow it up next year with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, however, is now Samsung’s next big manufacturing product, next to the Galaxy S9. According to the reports the Note 9 project is being developed under the codename “CROWN,” and the first prototype might be ready early next year.In fact, we’re already hearing the first rumors about that phone, and they suggest it could be even more futuristic than the iPhone X.
IN DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SCANNER
The biggest Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumor relates to its fingerprint scanner, which could be built into the screen. The company was granted a patent for an under-screen fingerprint scanner by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It describes a 12 pressure point-sensor sandwiched between cover glass and a display panel, and accompanying software that unlocks applications depending on who’s using the smartphone. Having the scanner on the back is awkward, but building it into the screen would both be convenient and the sort of high-tech, futuristic thing that could see the Galaxy Note 9 stand out among other handsets.
With edge to edge 6.4″ display it is also heared that Samsung is removing the bezels from the bottom and reducing the top most bezel giving it a crown look. Doing so would allow what’s always going to be a very big phone to be a bit more manageable, without having to shrink the screen.
For the Galaxy Note 9 we want face scanning to return, but only if it’s a lot better. If it can prove more reliable than even Face ID then Samsung could be on to a real winner.
Bixby is one of the key new features of this year’s crop of Samsung flagships, but in its current form it leaves something to be desired, especially when it comes to understanding what you’re saying. But however good it ends up being we also want to be able to remap the inevitable Bixby button, because not everyone is going to want to use it.
That’s all we’ve heard so far, but there are some things we’re fairly confident the Galaxy Note 9 will have. For one thing, it’s almost certainly going to have a large Super AMOLED display, an S Pen stylus and at least 6GB of RAM, since the Note 8 does.
there’s also a good chance that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be announced in late August 2018, before hitting stores possibly in mid to late September.
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