The launch of the Galaxy Note 9 is set on August 9, with sales beginning on August 24 in most regions, but there's little left to the imagination as we have all but seen the smartphone officially. As we inch closer to the launch date, here is a short list of everything we know about the Galaxy Note 9 so far, along with some allegedly real images of the next Note.
Although the battery debacle of the Galaxy Note 7 still likely haunts Samsung's memories, they are probably not going to back out this year because of that. Samsung made that part clear by releasing a teaser which directly declared that the Note 9 will have a much better battery life, hopefully due to the presence of a bigger battery inside.
Similar Design to the Note 8
Well, if you thought that the Note 8 was a beautiful design, then you should be happy to know that Samsung is sticking with it this year as well. Apart from the change in internals, a better-placed fingerprint sensor and a 0.4-inch bigger display, the Note 9 will look almost exactly the same as the Note 8. This isn't a surprise, given that the S9 and S9+ also followed the design language of their predecessors.
The stylus, aka the S-Pen will likely bring the most amount of innovation to the Note family this year. Rumor has it that it will support Bluetooth, but how Samsung will make use of that (apart from a few remote functionalities such as playing media) feature, remains to be seen. The stylus will definitely come in gold, but could also come in red and black as alternative options.
Power Under the Hood
You can expect the same power under the hood of the Galaxy Note 9, as that of the S9+, which is to say a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 SoC,coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB internal storage.
Although minor improvements are not out of the question yet, the Note 9 will in all likelihood, sport the same dual camera as the Galaxy S9+. Given that the S9 Plus has a very capable pair of shooters with dual aperture options, that's not bad news at all.
Price and Release
The exact price will vary, depending on where you are buying it from, but overall, it is expected that Samsung will put a halt to the ever-increasing price of smartphones every year by keeping the price of the Note 9 almost the same or very close the price tag sported by the Note 8 last year. Whetehr this is true or just wishful thinking, remains to be seen of course! As far as the launch and release is concerned, August 9 will be the launch date as that's when Samsung has called the press in for the Samsung Unpacked event in NYC. Preorders will begin within a week or maybe even the very next day, while it should start going on sale by August 24 in North America. Other regions may have to wait till September to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 9 though.
Most of these "rumors" are almost facts at this point, so you can rely on what you just read. Nevertheless, it's never to late for old Sammy to surprise us with a few hidden tricks!
The Google Pixel 4 is not a secret anymore. We know about Pixel 4 design and specs because Google has already talked about it. That\'s not because the Google Pixel 4 release date is coming in few weeks - we still expect the Pixel 4 is going to launch somewhere around in October - but its seems Google doesn\'t want months of insane rumors about its next phone design or specs. It does, however, take away some of the excitement about the launch and eradicates the \'will it, won\'t it\' debate on the overly square camera bump on the back side which is first of its type. Since its launch in 2016, the Pixel line has gained more popularity and visibility among the smartphone users. It offers plenty of premium features with great AI functionality. They smartphone has done immensely great to win the adoration of the tech community.
The competition in the smartphone is getting intense with every day passing, and Google in 2019 really needs to keep its work up to the standards to meet the expectoration for this next iteration. For years now, Google has opted to release its Pixel lineup in the latter half of the year, after the usual roller coaster of smartphone releases from the first half of the year has died down. More specifically, we expect a Google Pixel 4 launch date sometime in early October based on past form, with it likely that Google will take the opportunity to launch a few other hardware options at the same time, such as the long-rumored Pixel Watch.
Following the announcement, it\'s likely that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL release date will be in early November or in late October, if we keep the past dates align. With the extra features now included and the general emphasis on a premium fit and finish, the Pixel 4 - or at least the XL model - could be the first of the line to break the $1,000 price tag.vWe\'ll probably also see multiple different storage capacities offered at different prices. More information will arrive closer to the launch, so watch this space.
Although it isn't official, we now have a very clear cut idea about how the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7S, whatever they decide to call it) will look when it comes out in September. The images that you see in here is pretty much how the iPhone 8 will look and rest assured that this has left the realms of rumors and leaks and entered the plain of fact! Unbox Therapy showed it all to us, albeit via prototype models than the real thing. You can check the video out below to know everything that you need to.
Given that this is the model on which all case manufacturers are building their products on, this is pretty much it. Lewis Hilsenteger has an interesting theory in mind regarding the fingerprint scanning technology which the next iPhone will integrate; he thinks that instead of integrating the fingerprint scanner inside the display like many of us were hoping to see, Apple will simply skip it altogether! Instead they will go for an advanced version of the face recognition technology which we saw on the Galaxy S8 earlier. This is in sharp contrast with the speculation that Apple will integrate the FP scanner right inside the oversized power button. We will just have to wait and see what's what I guess.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)