First Galaxy Note 9 features revealed in browser benchmark

With the Galaxy S9 launch out of the way, we’re now seeing a browser benchmark reveal the first Galaxy Note 9 features as Samsung now shifts its attention to preparing its next flagship smartphone for launch in the second half of this year. The Galaxy Note 9 has been spotted on a browser benchmark website where it has revealed a couple of features that you would have already expected to see on the next-generation phablet.

First Galaxy Note 9 features

A handset featuring model number SM-N960U has been spotted, the “U” denotes that this is a US-bound model which will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor instead of Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chip.

The first Galaxy Note 9 features revealed by this benchmark include the 18.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity Display and Android Oreo. You would have already expected the handset to feature an Infinity Display given that Samsung has stuck with it for the Galaxy S9 as well.

While the Galaxy S8 shipped with Android 7.0 Nought out of the box, the Galaxy Note 8 came with Android 7.1. Even though the browser benchmark shows that the device was tested with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard it’s likely that when the Galaxy Note 9 ships in the second half of this year it will be running Android 8.1.

No further information is available right now about the Galaxy Note 9 features and specs, however, we can expect the handset to feature upgraded internals and camera improvements. The Super Slow-motion video feature that Samsung has introduced with the Galaxy S9 will likely make its way to the Galaxy Note 9 as well.

This is just the start, though, and we’ll surely hear a lot more about the Galaxy Note 9 feature in rumors, reports and leaks in the coming months. As far as the Galaxy Note 9 release is concerned, it’s likely that we’ll soon hear rumors about Samsung releasing the Galaxy Note 9 ahead of schedule.

Such rumors pop up every year for the new Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships so take them with a grain of salt. As it stands, it’s highly unlikely that the Galaxy Note 9 will hit the market before the second half of this year.

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  • I don't think there will be anything surprising for the note 9 given the trend we have seen Samsung follow over the last couple of years.

    They will play it safe and make a squared off s9+ with slightly upgraded camera, the FPS will be on the back, the s pen will be tweaked, and same for anything else. Still 6gb ram and won't be a whole lot different from note 8 apart from it being £1000

  • Please make it a little bit wider, just 2-3 mms wider, put a bigger battery (4000+ mAh) and a 16MP camera with 16:9 aspect ratio as default which you can scale down to 12MP with 4:3 if you want to like in Note 4 and 5.

  • Haha, s9 is not live yet and they are already hyping Note 9. And that's when all the care for s9 stops, as soon as you buy it. Because they have a lot of work to do with Note 9. I'm getting more and more pissed off and I don't know what to do about my next device... more and more sure it won't be Samsung's.

  • If you have Note 4, you stop there ...Don"t need to update again till they make Quantum CPUs for the phones, with a nuclear battery that lives forever without charging ! Anything else is just another Note 4 with little extras !

    • "If you just eat one banana, you stop there...Don't need to eat anything again till they make better breakfast for your stomach. Anything more is just little extras."

      See how ridiculous that sounds! What works for you doesn't necessarily work for others. If you are happy with a Note 4, that's good.

    • I hate the Note 4 with a double barrel passion. That phone is a sluggish, buggy, laggy, painful to use POS! It has two awesome features - IR blaster and removable batter, but the abysmal performance wasn't worth it.

      The Note 8 is on a different level and I love it (though I wish it had IR blaster).

      I'll likely be getting the Note 9, especially if they improve the battery, but if it's just a minor upgrade over the Note 8 as the S9+ is over the S8+, I'll likely pass.

    • Note 4 is old for today, but it is still usable. I think it is good idea to switch for the Note 8 or 9 in the future.

  • That will be the biggest problem i guess. The lack of support for the Note. We can see that already on the Note 8. Where are the updates.
    For me that would influence my decisions if i will get the Note 9.
    The N8 is a great phone but aftersell service (updates ) are a pain in the ass.

  • Let me tell you what Note 9 will be : S9+ and S-Pen
    And maybe some minor changes just to show its superior to S series ! I love Note series but it's exactly how it works now...