Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Can bigger display & battery impress fans

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A week after surfacing on Geekbench with Android 8.0 Oreo and labelled as SM-G8750, the Galaxy S9 Mini pops up yet again but this time on Chinese certification website TENAA where it bears the model number SM-G8850, meaning we could be looking at two variants of the smartphone.

Also, Galaxy Note 9 should be thicker or wider to include a larger capacity battery, so an increase in its size would be offset not only by the larger screen but also by a larger battery. Earlier, the benchmark listing of Galaxy Note 9 revealed some of the key specs of upcoming Samsung flagship in note series.

Galaxy Note 9 is also said to accompany a 6.4-inch Infinity Display, as indicated by a source who shared the data on Twitter.

The second part of the leak indicates that the device's Super AMOLED screen will be 6.4 inches, ie larger than the Galaxy Note 8 by 0.1 inch. Both these processors have also been used in recently launched Samsung Galaxy S9 duo. It could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in some markets and Samsung's own Exynos 9 Octa 9810 in others. The internal storage is 32GB but is expandable through the microSD card slot.The battery is a 3,000mAh unit.

In terms of optics, it has dual rear camera setup with 12 mega pixel primary camera and a secondary 12 mega pixel camera. It could be made available in Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple colour options. On the front, the device boasts an 8MP camera with an LED flash and f/1.9 aperture. What do you think about Galaxy Note 9 so far?

On the connectivity front, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 and WiFi 802.11.

Add-ons: IP68 water and dust resistant, fingerprint scanner, improved S Pen, quick charging, wireless charging, Iris scanner and Android Oreo/ P out-of-the-box. The current model Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has the power backup of 3,300mAh.

There sure will be plenty more such leaks and revelations coming our way given that the Note 9 is still some months away from a formal launch.