The rumors were right: the new Note doesn’t look too dissimilar from its predecessor. It brings a stronger battery, incremental camera improvements, more storage, a Bluetooth-enabled stylus and other perks.
Galaxy S, Samsung’s flagship smartphone series, turns 10 this year and the rumor-mill is predicting a third entry-level model alongside the standard Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 upgrades, plus some improved camera systems on the flagship device.
The South Korean conglomerate has scheduled the Galaxy Note 9 announcement on Thursday, August 9. The next Note is expected to have a slightly larger screen and battery, an upgraded S-Pen stylus and improved cameras.
Samsung’s next-generation Note flagship could be just two months away as supposedly poor sales of the Galaxy S9 series prompted the South Korean firm to roll out the next Note one month earlier, as early as August. Plus, a foldable “Galaxy X” device will reportedly be joining the lineup in 2019.
The smartphone patent infringement case that produced a $1 billion verdict against Samsung is still chugging along, having dragged itself into an eighth year. While the jury is set to hear a retrial of the case, the Galaxy maker is expected to downplay Apple’s profits from shape over function.
According to DisplayMate, OLED has gotten to the point where its tremendous performance advantages over LCDs make it the definitive premier display technology for top-tier smartphones in the foreseeable future over the next 3-5 years.