Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What we know so far

The Galaxy Note 8 is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones you can get right now. The Note 8 marks Samsung’s big comeback following the unprecedented recall of the Note 7. The release of the Galaxy Note 8 hits back at critics who questioned the company’s ability to create a safe and an innovative phone after the Note 7 fiasco.

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone has already hit stores worldwide, with tech experts praising the device’s premium look and impressive features. With a great success of the Note 8 this year, Samsung has undoubtedly something major planned for the successor in 2018. Rumors about the Galaxy Note 9 has started making their way onto the internet. Most tech experts claim that the Note 9 will come with a lot of improvements and brand new design in 2018.

In this article, we will give you a sneak preview of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Before proceeding, note that Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note 8 worldwide, so you can grab the phone for $929 in the US. If you choose to sign up with a carrier, you are looking at around $40 a month for 24 months.

  1. Release date

This year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23 at Samsung’s Unpacked Event. So there’s a good chance that the Note 8’s successor will be unveiled sometime in August next year and hit retail stores in September.  Back in 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 was officially introduced on 2 August and released on 19 August before being discontinued in October. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive smartphones out there, and that’ll be no different for the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. Rumors say that the Galaxy Note 9 might carry a $1000 price tag when it hits stores.

  1. An in-display fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy Note 8 was previously rumored to come with an in-display scanner, but it was nowhere to be found at launch. Tech experts say that Samsung needs more time to produce a fingerprint scanner that works under the display. So there’s a good chance that the Galaxy Note 9 will become the first Samsung-branded phone to feature an in-screen scanner.

Samsung’s main rival, Apple is also rumored to bring an in-display fingerprint scanner on its 2018 iPhone. This year, the Cupertino company canceled its plan to add an in-screen scanner to the iPhone X due to manufacturing issues.

  1. Much-improved Bixby

Bixby is one of the best highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has been working hard to improve the company’s virtual assistant for months following a delay back in April. Samsung’s Bixby can handle more complex tasks when compared to other competitors, like Apple Siri and Google Assistant. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to come with a much-improved Bixby, allowing users to better control their device.

  1. Better face scanner

Samsung ranks among the first manufacturers to add face recognition system to its smartphone family. With the Galaxy Note 8, face scanner is better and faster, allowing users to instantly unlock their device. However, some tests show that the face scanner on the Galaxy Note 8 can be tricked by a picture, so we expect Samsung to fix the issue in 2018.

  1. Less bezel

Bezel-less phones have started to gain their popularity on the market. Smartphone manufacturers have been trying to make their phones thinner and thinner. The front of the Galaxy Note 8 is almost all-screen with slim bezels and Infinity Display. However, we can expect more from Samsung next year.

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