A few weeks back, a prototype Galaxy Note 9 powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and running Android 8.1 Oreo was caught on the Geekbench benchmark database. The Exynos-powered variant has now been spotted on Geekbench, paired with 6GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Exynos Variant Spotted on Geekbench Database
The Galaxy Note 9 was spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database by the folks over Mobielkopen. Listed as the Samsung SM-N960N, the Galaxy Note 9 prototype is powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM. Unsurprisingly, the Exynos 9810-powered prototype runs on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo operating system. This means we can expect the Galaxy Note 9 to launch with Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UX running on top. In terms of performance, the prototype Galaxy Note 9 achieved a single-core score of 2737 and a multi-core score of 9064. While the multi-core score is impressive, the single-core score is slightly lower than what the Exynos 9810-powered Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus variants score. That said, we have to keep in mind that is a prototype unit. The final retail units are expected to perform similarly to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in most benchmarks. For reference, the Snapdragon 845-powered prototype caught on Geekbench a few weeks back scored 2190 points in the benchmark.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Expected Price in India, Launch Date
The Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India at Rs.67,900 in September last year. We are expecting the Galaxy Note 9 to be launched at approximately the same price as its predecessor. Since some rumors suggest Samsung is planning to release the Galaxy Note 9 earlier than expected, there is a good chance the flagship smartphone could be launched in India by the end of August. Just like the Galaxy Note 8, we expect the Galaxy Note 9 to be sold online exclusively by Amazon.in. Of course, Samsung will be selling the Galaxy Note 9 via its online shop as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Rumored Specifications, Features
According to recent rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, likely using the same 1440 x 2960 Quad HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio as its predecessor. While some early rumors had claimed the Galaxy Note 9 might feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, more recent reports suggest Samsung will debut the feature only next year with the Galaxy S10. Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset in North America, while in most other regions it will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset instead. In the memory department, we expect the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone to be available with 6GB of RAM as standard and come in multiple storage variants. One new rumor even claims the device could be offered in a 8GB RAM variant with a massive 512GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
In the camera department, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature a dual-camera setup with a variable aperture lens similar to the setup used on the Galaxy S9 Plus. However, Samsung does introduce some new camera features with every new Galaxy Note device each year, so we do expect to see some upgrades. Another area where rumors suggest the Galaxy Note 9 will be a significant improvement over its predecessor is battery life. Rumors suggest the smartphone could be fueled by a 4000mAh or 3850mAh capacity, which should allow it to deliver superior battery life compared to its predecessors. While the early Galaxy Note models were popular because of their strong battery life, more recent models haven’t been very impressive in the battery life department. Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy Note 9 is likely to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, ANT+, NFC, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. Samsung will also debut Bixby 2.0 with the Galaxy Note 9, the next major update for the company’s digital assistant.