Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Passes Through The FCC Earlier Than Expected
Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone may not be too far away now. The much-rumoured Galaxy Note 9 has been certified by the US FCC, which indicates that its launch is imminent. Notably, the upcoming phablet sees an earlier certification compared to last year’s Galaxy Note 8, which received the FCC stamp around the end of July. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched on August 23 last year, the Galaxy Note 9 is being tipped for an earlier unveiling, possibly on August 9.
The Galaxy Note 9 model spotted at the FCC is the international version with model number SM-N960F with a list of various LTE bands on board. The US-specific version likely has the model number SM-N960U. The certification doesn’t reveal a lot apart from the fact that the phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and MST which is used for Samsung Pay.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to come with an updated Bixby 2.0 with better voice recognition and language support. Cameras will likely be a key focus area as well and there are reports that the phone could bear a 16MP primary camera with f/1.4 aperture, which would be a huge upgrade over the Galaxy Note 8. Elsewhere, the Note 9 could sport a similar 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup as the Galaxy S9+ with dual aperture, 6.3 inch 161.9 x 76.3 mm smartphone that is only 8.8 mm thick with a18.5:9 aspect ratio screen with QHD+ resolution, powered by a Samsung Exynos 9810 or upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, depending upon the region, with 6 gigs of RAM and now up to 512 GB storage, with a 3,850mAh – 4,000 mAh battery. We’ll know more about the upcoming flagship as we approach closer to its unveiling.
It is expected to feature an upgraded camera and new S-Pen features.
Samsung is expected to announce the handset at their Unpacked event on the 9th August 2018.