Unfortunately, WSJ also reports that the phone's price will be no laughing matter, but that also goes along with the same report I just mentioned. Separately, a couple of hands-on images of the upcoming Galaxy Note model has been leaked.
Moving on, the S-Pen accompanying this year's Note smartphone is touted to come with "many new features" - one of them being Bluetooth connectivity. The Galaxy Note 9 on its own isn't likely to make waves, but perhaps a rebranded smartwatch with fresh new features and interactivity with the Galaxy smartphone line will reinvigorate the fan base. The following year it released the Galaxy Note Edge, which had a single curved edge and it wound up serving as the blueprint for every curved-display device on the market.
The Galaxy S9 has its fingerprint reader on the back. The new placement could help reduce accidental touches to the camera sensors. The handset is expected to come with dual rear camera setup with improved ISOCELL technology and optical image stabilization. Two new leaks have surfaced today to correct that.
In addition to the fresh render leaked by Blass, the first hands-on images of the Galaxy Note 9 have been spotted on SlashLeaks. These also show the Galaxy Note 9 bootscreen that confirms Knox security integration. The larger models will have a fingerprint-on-display (FOD) scanner so you can touch the display to unlock the device. The chipset is speculated to be backed by 6GB or 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB internal storage. Further, a recent Geekbench listing revealed a Galaxy Note 9 variant running Exynos 9820 SoC with top-notch benchmark scores. Internally, the Galaxy Tab S4 rocks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chip. The device can be seen in the three color options that we expect the actual Note 9 to launch in - black, blue, and gold.