Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Launch in India a Week After Global Release; Pre-orders Start on August 19

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will reportedly be launched in India a week after its global unveiling on August 9.

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Samsung recently confirmed that it will be holding an Unpacked event in New York City to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on the 9th of August. According to a new report, the Galaxy Note 9 will be arriving in India soon after its global debut.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Pre-Orders in India Tipped to Start on August 19

Going by a report published by 91Mobiles today, Samsung will start accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 in India from August 19 onwards. In the US and a few other major markets, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be available for pre-order starting August 14th. The formal launch event in India will reportedly be held a week after its global announcement, between August 12 and August 16. As far as the release date is concerned, the report claims Galaxy Note 9 will go on sale in India starting from the first week of September.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Price in India

The report suggests the Galaxy Note 9 base variant could be priced between Rs.70,000 and Rs.75,000 in India. However, the report also claims the flagship smartphone could carry a sticker price of Rs.72,990 in the country. Since the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be available in multiple storage configurations, we can expect the other variants to be priced higher. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8, was launched in India at Rs.67,900 in September last year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Leaked Specifications, Features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to sport a slightly bigger dual-curved Super AMOLED display compared to its predecessor, measuring 6.4-inches diagonally. While the display size will be very slightly larger, the resolution and aspect ratio of the panel is expected to be identical. It will be a similar story in the design department as well. As clearly shown by leaked renders of the device recently, Samsung is not going to introduce any major design change this year. For the most part, the Galaxy Note 9 will look very similar to the Galaxy Note 8.

When it comes to performance, the variant to be launched in India is expected to be powered by an Exynos 9810 octa-core processor, the same chip that powers the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones. In the US, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. In the memory department, the upcoming flagship phablet from Samsung will feature 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. In South Korea, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be offered in a 512GB storage variant as well.

Moving on to optics, we expect the Galaxy Note 9 to come with a dual-camera setup on the back with two 12-megapixel sensors. While specific details have not been leaked online yet, we can expect it to have a variable aperture lens, similar to the Galaxy S9 duo. The selfie camera on the front could be an 8MP AF unit, just like the Note 8. One of the key highlights of the Galaxy Note 8 is said to be a large 4000mAh capacity battery, which could provide up to 2 days of usage for most users. Like other recent Samsung flagships, you can expect the Galaxy Note 9 to offer fast wired as well as wireless charging. Some of the other rumored features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an iris sensor, S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB Type-C port.