Samsung Galaxy Note 9 timeline – news, leaks, rumors, features, specifications, release date, price

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 timeline will include all the news, features, ongoing leaks and rumours, specifications, release date, price details on a single page. It all starts with the initial seeding of the device and goes up to the final launch in India. South Korean giant has the history of moving ‘Note series’ along with the ‘S series’. Recently, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus has been launched, so it is time for next note flagship from the company. This page will be continuously updated regarding all the developments regarding the successor of Galaxy Note 9. So, better to bookmark or save this page to keep yourself updated with the upcoming smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might feature under-display fingerprint sensor, says KGI report | Date : August 6, 2017

The upcoming Galaxy Note 9 is tipped to sport an under-display fingerprint sensor. According to a report published at KGI, Samsung does not want to risk the quick implementation of under-screen fingerprint technology in Galaxy S9 and S9+, instead it will be used in Note flagship launching next year.

Earlier, Apple and Samsung were in competition to bring the technology to their smartphones. However, neither of them have been successful in implementing in-display fingerprint to the actual smartphone as of March, 2018. In January, 2018, Vivo becomes the world’s first company to bring a phone with in-display fingerprint sensor in Vivo X20 Plus UD and X21 UD.

The same KGI report also pointed that company will switch from Synaptics to Egis for the supply of such fingerprint sensors. Later they discarded this report stating that handset will not feature any technology like this.


Galaxy Note 9 may have a bendable S Pen with breathalyzer built-in | Date : August 15, 2017

Samsung filed a patent with some amazingly cool features. The patent does not confirm the news that it will be sported in next flagship. Since, the predecessor, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is already out, it is concluded that bendable S Pen might feature in next edition.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 S Pen with breather

Photo Credit : Patently Apple

Talking about the patent, company filed a patent along with few drawings to understand how this tech innovation will break. The drawing shows a bendable S Pen, so that it can be used as a microphone or breathalyzer and a smaller part of it will always remain outside from the slot, that houses it. That small section of the S Pen will have a gas sensor inside of it, and it comes with an exhalation sensing function. There is a microphone in there, and it will work in combination with gas sensor to analyse the alcohol consumed through your breathe, so as to avoid drunken calls.

We are not sure if such a concept can be put in a product, but anyways if happens to be true and seen in next Galaxy Note 9 flagship phone, it will be so cool.


The next Note flagship will be code named ‘Crown’ | Date : 6th November, 2017

Just after the release of Galaxy Note 8, the rumours about the successor has got pace. The latest development in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 timeline arrives from company’ home country, South Korea’s tech giant publication that it will be under a project under code name ‘Crown’.

Along side, The Bell quotes an official from the supplier in question as saying, “We will start providing components for a pilot production (of the Galaxy Note 9) in the first quarter next year.”


A patent filed for a display with holes, expected in upcoming Samsung phablet | Date : 19th January, 2018

Samsung Electronics filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on May 12, 2017 to produce a display with holes on the board to house front camera and iris scanner. After the full screen display is in picture, manufacturers are trying to bring more innovative ways to offer larger screen estate to the customers. On that trend, iPhone X launched with notch on the display and OnePlus 6 is also confirmed to embrace the notch. The displays over the time have featured several aspect ratios of 16:9, 18:9, 19:9, 18:5:9 and if above patent comes to the reality, then 21:9 aspect ratio might come to the picture.

display with holes patent

So, Galaxy Note 9 phablet might be the first Samsung device to sport a display with holes. The patent drawings also shows fingerprint scanner under the display itself. It also exposes some information about loudspeakers, housing them on the top right end of the phone.


Bixby 2.0 to debut with Samsung Galaxy Note 9, says company | Date : February 28, 2018

In an interview to ZDnet, the Samsung’s mobile division CEO DJ Koh said, “I think we will be able to unveil Bixby 2.0 when we launch the Galaxy Note 9.” He added that Bixby 2.0 beta has already been rolled out in December last year and several hundred companies are testing it out. He stresses that first version of assistant was rolled out fastly but we are working intensely for next and checking out all the faults. Next Note is expected to release in second half of 2018 and the improvised version of Bixby is likely to be fitted into it.

Company have taken several steps to improvise it’s virtual assistant, Bixby. These steps include various mergers like they buys out Fluenty, an start up based on Artificial intelligence. Apart from smartphones, company’ virtual assistant will be expanded to electronic appliances such as Samsung’s QLED TVs and other home items.


Galaxy Note 9 sees the first Benchmark database, reveals the model number and operating system | March 1, 2018

The release of S9 duo has passed few days and the rumours and leaks have moved to the company’s next big thing. Note 9 was spotted in a Benchmark database revealing the model number and operating system.

Galaxy Note 9 Html5 test

The HTML5 browser test hinted on packing of Infinity Edge display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio as it shows the fraction of screen resolution i.e. 412 x 846 pixels (which translates into taller aspect ratio than 18:9). The screenshot above shows the model number as SM-N960U (U stands for US vaariant). If we go by the model number of Note 8 (SM-N950) and South Korean giant has history of increasing this number by 10 for each generation. The same image also reveals running of Android 8.0 Oreo on the phablet.


Another report claims sporting of under-display fingerprint sensor in the phablet | March 22, 2018

Leaks and rumours have been rolling out on the web, supporting both sides of the story that Galaxy Note 9 might or might not sport an under-screen fingerprint sensor. Recently, Korea Herald published a report claiming the packing of this technology.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8 has irritated some users as fingerprint position above the snappers cause to ruin out their experience. In the S9 duo, company made few changes to the fingerprint position and moved it below the rear shooter. But, that stops the manufacturer from putting larger battery inside the device. To avoid this compromise, they might opt for in-display fingerprint scanner, cites the report.

Same source revealed to the publisher that “Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions.”


Smartphone’s firmware testing started by the company, hints on early release | Date : 23rd March, 2018

South Korean mobile maker has started development of Galaxy Note 9’s firmware and started testing them globally. It’s firmware carries two versions ‘N960FXXE0ARB7 and N960FXXU0ARC5’. The testing has started earlier than the schedule because Note8’s firmware took more time to surface on the testing phase. However, time difference is only of two weeks and that does not make a huge impact. Well, a clear picture will be revealed in few days and more interesting developments will took place in this Galaxy Note 9 timeline.


Samsung Galaxy Note9 spotted at GeekBench Listing, details about few specifications and performance | Date : March 28, 2018

While Galaxy S9 and S9+ have not bring any success in selling the phone, manufacturer have paced out process to bring next Note as soon as possible. With new iPhone models 2018 are also in news and may not provide enough breathe room for Note9 (for selling), if released on expected scheduled time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - Geekbench score

GeekBench Score of SM-N950U model

On that note, Galaxy Note 9 was seen taking the GeekBench test revealing certain key specifications of the smartphone. The listing details out SM-N950U model number which relates to upcoming phablet as discussed above. The listing points that it will run Android 8.1 Oreo and will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (for US variant). It can be safely assumed that Global variant releasing in India will be powered with Samsung’s latest Exynos 9810 chipset, which has already debuted on S9 Duo. Listing further unfold that handset will feature 6GB RAM.

Coming to scores of Note9 in GeekBench test, it scored 2,190 for single core and 8,806 for multi-cores. If compared with Galaxy S9+ powered by Snapdragon 845, which scored 2,390 in single core test and 8,420 in multi-core test, then in terms of performance it might fair well. However, if we compare this result with Galaxy S9 powered with Exynos 9810, then these scores look much inferior as S9 scored 3,648 in single-core tests and 8,894 in multi-core tests. But, the result shown in the listing is of prototype and further optimisations by the maker will boost the performance.


Upcoming Note 9’s support page live on official African websites of Samsung | Date : March 30, 2018

The latest development in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 timeline, is the official one as support pages of phone has been made live on company’s official websites of North Africa and South Africa. Support pages shows the model number ‘SM-N960U’ where U at the last stands for variant to be launched in United States with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. These support pages at this point of time does not details any other information regarding the device. But, it hints that it might hit market earlier than expected.


Tipped to be equipped with 6.4-inch screen and a bump in battery capacity | Date : April 11, 2018

A twitter user tipped crucial information regarding the upcoming phablet. In a series of two tweets, it is revealed to pack slightly larger display measuring at 6.4-inch with same old aspect ratio. It is also teased to feature a big battery bump growing from 3300mAh capacity to 3850mAh to 4000mAh capacity. It is necessary to have battery bump to relate with larger display.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets certified in China | Date : 29th April, 2018

Recently two models of upcoming Galaxy Note 9 got certified through China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT), which is must for any handset to launch in the country. The first model,  Samsung SM-N9600, got formal approval from ministry on 21st March but the second model, SM-N9608, recently got certified from CMIIT. That clearly suggests that smartphone is not far from final launch.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 seen at GeekBench with Exynos 9810 chipset | Date : 26th May, 2018

Recently, a new variant, SM-N960N of upcoming Note 9 popped up on GeekBench site confirming the packing of company’s very own Exynos 9810 chipset. The US variant, which appeared few weeks back on same listing was seen with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The listing shows packing of 6GB RAM and a score of 9,064 for multi-cores.

It is also hinted that Bixby 2.0 will make it’s debut with said smartphone later this year with enhanced natural language processes.


Rumored to have bigger variant with 512GB ROM and 8GB RAM | Date : May 27, 2018

galaxy note 9 screen protector

leaked screen protector

A popular leak expert Ice Universe took to twitter to claim the next Note series phone is going to have a bigger variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. Although, there was no proof consolidating this tip. Meanwhile, an screen protector image of Galaxy Note 9 surfaces on Chinese micro-blogging site hinting on a very thin bezels housing various sensors. It shows one extra sensor hole which can be the 3D facial recognition sensor.


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