Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launch Postponed by 2 Weeks Due to a Last-Minute Design Change

The Galaxy Note 9 will see a last-minute design change that will delay the launch of the flagship by a minimum of at least two weeks


The Galaxy Note 9 was scheduled to be released earlier than usual. This would have meant getting incremental changes over the Galaxy Note 8, but only meant that apart from the specifications upgrade and the improvement of the pen accessory, buyers would not see any other benefit of getting the Galaxy Note 9 for themselves.

The tables have turned now because thanks to a last-minute design-changing decision, the Galaxy Note 9 will be launched two weeks after its intended announcement. This can also mean that the smartphone will be getting a slightly new design, but that can also result in a price increase for the buyer.

Samsung VC ordered the design change for Galaxy Note 9

While visiting China, Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong was trying out new Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi handsets to see how they looked and felt in the hand. According to The Bell, he was very impressed and thus, ordered the design change to be carried out in the Galaxy Note 9.

Lee Jae-Yong has ordered that the Samsung smartphone team reduce the thickness of the Galaxy Note 9 by 0.5mm of the glass that covers the display. This could mean a thinner top and bottom bezel, but the final design of the smartphone will be seen two weeks after the official announcement was earlier intended.

Galaxy Note 9: Price in India

The design change could not just delay the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 but increase its price as well. The Galaxy Note 8 being sold in India costs Rs. 51,900 for the base storage model, which features 64GB of onboard memory and 6GB of RAM. The remaining two models that are being sold come in 128 and 256GB storage versions, and feature the same amount of RAM. The price of the Galaxy Note 9 could start from $900, which when we take currency conversions into consideration brings us to a total of Rs. 60,475.50, unofficially.

Galaxy Note 9: Specifications, Features

The Galaxy Note 9 will get a slightly different design than the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung’s Infinity Display is here to stay and so is the 18.5:9 aspect ratio using the company’s Super AMOLED technology. This would mean a resolution of 2960 x 1440 but using software, users will be able to decrease that resolution to conserve battery life.

The new Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung is said to feature a 6.4-inch display and will feature a Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 for various different markets. Samsung is also said to be working on its Exynos 9820, but that is probably for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus so there is no point discussing it here.

While the base model of the smartphone will most likely come with 6GB of RAM, perhaps even an 8GB RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage could be sold in limited markets. The Galaxy Note 9 could also get Samsung’s new and improved Bixby 2.0 voice assistant.

The camera setup on the Galaxy Note 9 will be similar to the previous model, but you can expect improved hardware. With the Galaxy S9 Plus, you got a dual-aperture mode, which is a first in mobile photography so expect that to be available on the Note 9 as well. The battery could be a 4000mAh capacity. The Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 do deliver better efficiency and combine that with Samsung’s battery improvement through its UI tweaking and you will be able to get lots of battery life on the upcoming flagship.

The S-Pen is also expected to get a lot of improvements and should get lots of productivity options. While there are a lot of things users can do with their fingers while using a smartphone, having a stylus opens up more possibilities thanks to software changes.