Galaxy Note 9: What we know so far

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are finally here after months of endless rumors. Samsung’s new flagship phone is among the best phones you can buy right now on the market. With the S9, the South Korean firm introduces what’s best of hardware and software, helping the device compete with this year’s iPhone models.

However, there is still something that prevents the Galaxy S9 from being the perfect phone on the market. Samsung is fully aware of that and we are expecting that the upcoming Note 9 will change that. Rumors regarding the next generation Galaxy Note have started to heat up since the launch day of the Note 8, hinting at the device’s impressive features and amazing design.

In this article, we will give you a preview of what’s coming in the Galaxy Note 9. For some background, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to make its debut in August ahead of the September public release.

  1. An in-display fingerprint scanner

Samsung was previously rumored to integrate the fingerprint sensor under the display of its Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, but it was nowhere to be found at launch. The Vivo X20 Plus UD is the first smartphone to ship with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and Samsung does not want to get left behind.

Rumors say that the South Korean firm has been working on an in-display fingerprint scanner for years and still needs more time to make sure everything runs smoothly. Sources say that the Note 9 might feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner, making it the first Samsung phone to ship with the technology.

  1. Bixby button

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus retains the Bixby button from the S8 and S8 Plus. Bixby button, which sits on the left side of the phone, allows users to quickly activate Samsung’s virtual helper. However, if you never use Bixby, then it’s a good idea to remap or disable it.

Tech experts say that Samsung will stick with its assistant shortcut key on the Note 9 this year, but you will be able to do a lot more with your Bixby button. Bixby now can work with Samsung devices only and we are expecting a wider rollout this year.

  1. Better AR Emoji

AR Emoji is among the highlights of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, allowing users to create an animated 3D model of your face. AR Emoji is Samsung’s response to Animoji, the new iPhone X feature that converts your facial movement into animated animals.

However, AR Emoji has received mixed reviews since the launch day, with most critics saying that emoji are not cute and authentic. A number of tech experts also say that AR Emoji failed to capture skin, hair, and outfit. Sources say that the Note 9 will come with much-improved AR Emoji, with better tracking feature.

  1. Dual aperture lens camera

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus ranks among the best camera phones out there. However, they are not perfect, as there is something missing. The S9’s front-facing camera features only one lens. Tech experts say that the Note 9 will feature a dual aperture lens on the front, thus offering better selfies.

  1. Better Intelligent Scan

Intelligent Scan acts as a response to the iPhone X’s Face ID, allowing users to quickly unlock their device. What sets it apart from the Face ID is that it uses the contours of your face to unlock your phone. However, Intelligent Scan has its own issues. Tech experts say that Samsung’s face unlock system is not safe for mobile payments, meaning that the firm still has a lot of work to do this year.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S9: The best features you wish to see in upcoming iPhone

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