The Galaxy Note 9 is all set to make its debut on August 9. Samsung is hosting a Galaxy Unpacked event on that day in New York and has already started sending invites for the occasion.
To be clear, Samsung didn’t actually mention the Galaxy Note 9 by name. It’s fairly obvious though since there have been plenty of rumors about the handset to indicate a launch is coming soon. The brand had unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 in August as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S Pen Changes
Plus, the invite itself features a close-up of the S Pen’s button. It’s been spray painted with a golden yellow hue, so expect that as a new color option. The emphasis on the stylus could be a hint at new features. Fans of the series will probably appreciate this as the accessory hasn’t really changed much over the past few years.
Frequent Twitter tipster Ice Universe recently sent out 2 tweets about the S Pen. One claims the Galaxy Note 9’s stylus feature is worth the wait. The second claims the device is a pen with a soul and may be the biggest update in the history of the accessory.
The leakster didn’t actually say what modifications are coming to the S Pen. There’s still plenty of time to find out in the weeks leading up to the Samsung phone’s arrival. The handset is expected to look just like its predecessor with a few key exceptions.
For instance, the fingerprint sensor is moving to just below the dual cameras at the back. This should help prevent accidental smudges from its previous position next to the lenses. Rumor has it that Samsung is going with a larger 4000mAh battery and faster wireless charging.
There should be a Snapdragon 845 processor lurking inside the US and Chinese editions of the Galaxy Note 9. The rest of the world will probably get its hands on an Exynos 9810 SoC.
Word on the street is that there’s a 512GB version of the smartphone in the works for select markets. The typical 64GB/128GB/256GB options are probably going to be available everywhere else.