The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 appears to be due for release soon as it just appeared on a certification site showing off a new specs. The Galaxy Note 9 appeared on the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology certification showing two variants. These were called SM-N9600 and SM-N9608.
It seems likely that these two different Galaxy Note 9 models are the different chipset variants that will be available to different regions. The new Galaxy Note 9 is also rumoured to feature a new 4,000 mAh battery which is a huge jump up from the Note 8’s 3,300 mAh.
After the unfortunate Note battery issues of the past, Samsung played it safe with the Note 8. So seeing a jump up could be an exciting sign that even more improvements on the large smartphone are due.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also appeared on a Geekbench test which revealed that the SM-N960U variant would feature a top-end 1.77 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU and 6GB of RAM. As a result the phone managed to score a respectable 2,190 on single core and 8,806 for multi-core tests. To put those scores in context, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ managed 3,773 single core and 9.024 multi-core scores. The Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all averaged a single core score of around 4,200 and a multi-core score of about 10,100.
So the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 won’t be the fastest phone out there, if these Geekbench scores prove accurate. This is surprising when you consider this handset is aimed at power users who want to multitask on that large display, which should be a 6.4-inch sAMOLED QHD+ screen.
Samsung is expected to make the Galaxy Note 9 stand out from the Galaxy S9+ but offering a larger screen, S Pen stylus improvements and – potentially – an in-screen fingerprint reader. Other new rumoured features include the Bixby 2.0 voice assistant, which should allow for better voice communication with the smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price has not leaked yet but expect this to be high end with a price of around $1000 and a possible release date around August, if everything is similar to last year’s Note 8.