Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is anticipated to debut on August 9 at an “Unpacked” event in New York. Ahead of any formal announcement, a report from South Korea has reiterated the launch date that was rumoured previously. It has also separately been reported that alongside the new Galaxy Note model, the company is launching the Gear S4 in August. This new smartwatch will be the successor to the Gear S3. Unlike the previous model, the new Gear S4 is said to have an application processor built using Panel Level Packaging (PLP) to enable a thinner profile along with a cheaper price over the predecessor.
The known and the Rumoured specifications of the Galaxy Note 9 sum up that it will contain their new Exynos 9810 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, with Super AMOLED capacitive 6.4-inches touchscreen(6M colors) and 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~514 ppi density), with 64/128/256 GB of internal storage and 6 GB RAM. It will be sporting a dual camera system, 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1µm, AF). And an 8MP front camera with Auto HDR. Video recording capacities including 4K (2160p@60fps) and slow motion@960 fps.
Citing people familiar with the development, Korea Herald reports that Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Note 9 as its another premium flagship on August 9, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman tipped the same launch schedule earlier this month, also citing people familiar with the matter.
The South Korean news source hasn’t specified any details about the specifications of the Gear S4. However, tipster profile carrying the username of Ice Universe in a Weibo post recently claimed that the new Gear S smartwatch will come with a bigger, 470mAh battery compared to its predecessor that had a 380mAh battery. With PLP SoC and a large-enough battery pack, we can safely presume that the new model will deliver a day of power on a single charge. But this won’t be a breakthrough as many smartwatches come with a similar battery life.