GALAXY Note 9 is Samsung’s most premium smartphone offering that has a deluge of appealing features, but it appears one of its best could be surpassed by a newer phone from the South Korean OEM.
Galaxy Note 9 debuted in August and was certainly concerned with introducing incremental improvements over the Note 8 than dramatical overhauls.
That is because the hardware retained a very familiar aesthetic to its predecessor.
Note 9 upgraded the product line’s internals thanks to a new processor, more RAM and internal storage.
The phablet was powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor depending on the region it was sold in.
Moreover, the most premium version of the hardware arrived with 8GB of RAM and a whopping 512GB of internal storage.
The Note 9 improved the camera system of its predecessor by harnessing a variable aperture that first debuted in the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Moreover, the device also introduced handy artificial intelligence (AI) functionality that alerted the user when a shot was blurry or a subject had blinked and suggested the photo should be taken again.
One of the Note 9’s best features is surely its 4,000mAh battery that allows the handset to easily deliver all-day life.
The hardware’s supreme pack is one of the reasons Express.co.uk awarded the Note 9 five out of five stars in our full review.
Technology Editor David Snelling said: “During our tests, this thumping 4,000mAh power pack has lasted longer than all of its main rivals and should easily last you a full day if not longer.
“This battery is seriously impressive and, during one of our tests, we managed to play the entire six-hour Star Wars trilogy whilst only losing 30 percent of the Note 9’s power – only Huawei’s P20 Pro has ever managed close to that.
“And it’s not just the battery that offers oodles of power as the new and much faster 10nm processor makes this device a total delight to use with apps and games opening in the blink of an eye.”
However the 4,000mAh pack offered by the Note 9 could soon be surpassed by at least one model of the Galaxy S10 that is set to be revealed next month.
The Galaxy S10 is expected to offer a number of tantalising upgrades for Android fans such as a radical redesign, faster internals and a new camera system.
However, it also appears the hardware could come with a much bigger battery when compared to the S9 and S9+.
Notable tipster Ice Universe recently took to Twitter and appeared to out the capacities for the Galaxy S10 Lite, standard Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+.
They were said to be:
• Galaxy S10 Lite – 3,100mAh
• Galaxy S10 – 3,500mAh
• Galaxy S10 Plus – 4,000mAh
But a report from the Wall Street Journal insisted a fourth version of the Galaxy S10 could also be in the works that touts a gargantuan 6.7-inch display, has six cameras and is capable of delivering 5G network speeds.
Galaxy Club has since claimed the hardware in question could come with a huge 5,000mAh battery, the same as what is currently offered in the Huawei Mate 20 X that was announced back in October.
If the article from the outlet is legitimate, it means at least one model of the Galaxy S10 could offer a dramatically larger battery than the Note 9.
It is worth noting the publication emphasised the S10 capable of 5G speeds will only launch in US and South Korean markets.
However, neither the battery size of the product nor its release plans have been officially discussed by Samsung.