Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Rumors and expectations

Yolanda Curtis
May 17, 2018

The Galaxy Note 8 launched on September 15th last year, further supporting the claim that the Note 9 will be released a month early this year. It needs to launch the Galaxy Note 9 sooner to offset that and, consequently, it will need to launch the Galaxy S10 earlier next year as well.

After getting listed on Geekbench as the SM-J260G, the smartphone was recently also spotted filing trademark application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office, and rumoured to be called the Galaxy J2 Core Now, a new report claims that the smartphone is Samsung's efforts to make its mark in the entry-level Indian smartphone market. While it's not as early as July as per the other report, it does seem to corroborate rumors that the phone could be launched earlier than previous generations of the Note series. It appears that published a set of press renders showing the Galaxy J6 (2018), although the smartphone hasn't been unveiled yet.

The first reason is supposedly tied to the Galaxy S9 and its reported low sales. The real news, however, is why Samsung is making these moves.

So says Korean website The Bell, which claims that Samsung's 10th-anniversary Galaxy S series phones will arrive early next year equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner and a 3D sensing camera, similar to that found on the iPhone X.

"It would take two to three months to assemble the parts, so the first foldable phones may be able to debut around February", the source said. Samsung has learned from their mistakes by rushing products out, and is ensuring that the Galaxy X will be flawless. The Galaxy X will likely be expensive to stay in line with competitors. Initially, there were rumors regarding under-the-display finger sensor in Note 9, which now looks unlikely as per the fresh reports. Stay tuned for more news regarding the Galaxy X, including price, specs, and release dates.

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