While all eyes are set on August 9 in New York where Samsung will be unveiling its next flagship device – Galaxy Note 9, however, a recent development has revealed what is perhaps the official retail box of the upcoming Samsung’s next gen productive phablet.
First tweeted by Dmitriy Ryabinin, a popular Russian leakster, the retail box clearly states the major specifications of the Galaxy Note 9 and the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
According to the retail box image, the phablet sports a 6.4-inch QHD+ S AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, in addition to Samsung's 'Infinity Display' design. The dual camera setup at the back will come with two 12MP sensors with a variable aperture of f/1.5-f/2.4 and slow-motion recording up to 960FPS. There will also be an 8MP selfie camera with auto-focus.
Further, the smartphone is expected to equip Exynos 9810 in India, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US.
As Galaxy Note Series is always seen as a productive device, what’s interesting here in the box is that the S Pen will now come with Bluetooth support and could be used as a remote control for devices such as cameras.
In Russia, according to Ryabinin, the Galaxy Note 9 is priced RUB 69,990 (around Rs 75,800) for the 128GB variant and RUB 89,990 (roughly Rs 97,400) for the 512GB model.
“On August 9 in New York City, Samsung Electronics will unveil a device that will allow you to get the most out of everything you do. The newest addition to the Galaxy family’s most premium line has been optimized from the inside out to keep up with users’ busy lives, with technologies that raise the bar for smartphone power, performance and speed,” Samsung said in a blog post earlier.
Samsung has sent out official invites to showcase its upcoming flagship phablet, at an 'Unpacked' gathering on August 9, at New York’s Barclays Centre.
A launch slated for two weeks earlier will give the South Korean giant an upper hand to create a commercial buzz and to bring its flagship device in the market before the next iPhone X models.
The Note 9 is expected to be a big deal for Samsung because it'll be a massive update to the Galaxy Note 8 and also slightly bigger and better than the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, which was launched in March. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to come with a 6.4-inch screen, which is slightly bigger than its predecessor’s 6.3-inch display. Other watchers have also claimed that the new phablet may come with an ample battery capacity of 4,000 mAh compared to the Galaxy Note 8’s smaller 3,300 mAh.
By massive update, we do not mean that it will be unique in every aspect but that it will be iterative upgrade with important changes, including internal specs.
To further improve its AI platform and technologies, Samsung plans to expand its workforce that specialises in AI to up to 1,000 and will continue to create AI centres in different parts of the world. Samsung will also consider mergers and acquisitions to further boost the AI businesses.
Samsung plans to connect a total of 14 million units of its products with the Bixby platform this year and aims to connect all by 2020.