Details about the Galaxy Note 9 remain scarce, although the tech site says Sumsung is gearing up to officially unveil the smartphone on 9 August at its "Unpacked" event in NY. There have been plenty of teasers and speculation surrounding the device so we already have a good idea about what to expect but how will it compare to the current competition?
Ahead of the launch, Samsung New Zealand has accidentally posted the official intro video for Galaxy Note 9 on its YouTube channel. However, before that, the company has just outed the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Tab A, with the former being a flagship tablet with all the bells and whistles while the Tab A can be considered to be more of a stripped down version of the same. A 256 GB option will also be available for the S4. It features dual a camera setup at the back which is a combination of two 12 MP cameras - one with variable aperture and the other with f/2.4 aperture. Instead, it comes in a Blue colour that matches the colour option of the Galaxy Note 9.
Samsung has always been fond of the German trade show and it has gone on to profit them immensely since it lines up well with the launch of its Note smartphone. Separately, a couple of hands-on images of the upcoming Galaxy Note model has been leaked. The Galaxy Note 9 will run Android 8.1 Oreo with the latest Samsung Experience UX on top. These also show the Galaxy Note 9 bootscreen that confirms Knox security integration.More news: Crude oil futures fall 0.78% on overseas cues
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The Huawei P20 Pro meanwhile, features a 40-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor arranged together in a bump and the results are absolutely brilliant. The phone could be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor or Exynos 9810, depending on the region. It is thought there will be 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, along with a 4000mAh battery.
Unsurprisingly, the video has since been taken down by Samsung but the full video can be viewed at the source link below but, of course, nothing is absolutely certain until all is revealed on August 9th. There is no microSD support, which the Note 9 is likely to offer, but there is a huge 4000mAh battery on board.
And hey - Samsung is still remains the 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom of the phone! Finally, to wrap things up, the handset's price is likely to be around $1,000, but Samsung said in its recent earnings report that the new Note will offer "exceptional performance for a reasonable price". We also get to see the overall design and some actual spec of the device.