Samsung has simply been killing it ever since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 days. The company has managed to mature its designs over the years and now, the company is about to reveal their next big thing later this year.
Every year, we see a new Galaxy Note device from Samsung. Typically, Samsung’s Galaxy Note series of devices are unveiled in August, a time when Samsung has had time to improve upon the nitty gritties of their S-series of devices, as well as implement some new features into their phablet-sized devices.
Based off of the latest reports, it seems like the South Korean giant is about to give the camera experience an overhaul yet again. With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, Samsung had emphasized that their camera game isn’t about to go down anytime soon. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus introduced some excellent upgrades over their predecessors and the Note 8 as well. The biggest upgrade of the S9 and S9 Plus came from Samsung’s new dual-aperture technology. This allowed Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 in an instant based on the lighting conditions. However, when we tested the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus last month, we found that the phone tended to use the larger f/1.5 aperture irregardless of the lighting conditions.
Based fresh off of what Bloomberg reports, it seems like the South Korean giant could be bringing even more improvements to its camera game after its Chinese rivals started playing catch up. They also stated that Samsung could be revealing the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as early as August 9, 2018. This means that we could be seeing a few teasers of the Note 9 in a few months time.
Internally, we could expect Samsung to use a few internals of the S9 and S9 Plus. These internals include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6 Gigabytes of RAM and upto 256GB of internal storage. There have also been a few rumors lurking around that seem to murmur about Qualcomm’s next big-thing, the Snapdragon 855 SoC. While it seems to be far-fetched, it could be possible as the leak came from a very credible source.
Since the competition from the competition is so fierce, Samsung’s doors to differentiate itself seem to be closing. And if we see Samsung unveiling the Note 9 which minimal design upgrades over the Note 8, it seems like Samsung would have to go back to the black board to come up with a few design upgrades.
I personally can’t wait to see what Samsung would have in store for the Note 9. However, considering that the Note 8 acted as a pillow to comfort the Note 7 debacle, I would love to see a battery upgrade this time around.