Galaxy Note 9 codename (possibly) revealed

Samsung will soon start developing the Galaxy Note 9, the successor to the popular Galaxy Note 8, under the codename “Crown,” according to a report originating from South Korea. The handset is expected to go on sale towards the latter part of 2018.

A local smartphone component supplier, which wanted to remain anonymous, was quoted by news outlet The Bell as saying that it will “start providing components for a pilot production of the Galaxy Note 9 in the first quarter next year.”

Related: Galaxy Note 9 features like the S Pen will be improved

The Galaxy Note 9 is tipped to be a more refined variant of the Galaxy Note 8. It should sport the same 6.3-inch Infinity Display and similar internals, while Samsung focuses its attention on improving the unit’s dual-camera and S Pen.

Galaxy Note 9 to feature a Snapdragon 845 CPU

Announced in August, the Galaxy Note 8 features an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 processor and a 3,300mAh non-removable battery. Analysts expect the Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, to pack the upcoming Snapdragon 845 CPU in some regions.

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