Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Release date, specs, price, rumors, and features!

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will finally become official in a few days, although it’s not like we expect any surprises from Samsung. We know everything there is to know about the device, including design details, specs, and availability.

When will the Galaxy Note 9 be released?

The Galaxy Note 9 will be launching on August 9. The company will unveil the smartphone at yet another Unpacked event in New York City. The Unpacked event is scheduled to start at 10 AM local time and will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook.

The Galaxy Note 9 is likely to be available for pre-orders for 2-3 weeks immediately following its announcement and hit the store shelves in late August.


How much will the Galaxy Note 9 cost?

The Galaxy Note 9 is likely to start at $950 or slightly more, much like the Galaxy Note 8.

What specs can we look forward to?

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810, 6.3-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB storage (Expandability microSD up to 2TB), 4,000 mAh battery,
USB-C Connectivity, and Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen is rumored to come with Bluetooth. Its button could act as a camera shutter, slide-show clicker, give you better alerts when it’s away from your phone, and more.


Here’s everything we know about the Galaxy Note 9!

August 7, 2018: New Galaxy Note 9 leak confirms S Pen features, price, specs, and top model may come with 8GB RAM

The new leak arrives (via winfuture) with what look like official promo materials for the Galaxy Note 9, including S Pen features, press renders, specs, and price.

August 7: Galaxy Note 9 video promo: A phone that won’t keep you waiting

August 6, 2018: A new leak reveals more details about the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch

According to a post, shared by Samsung’s national retail employee trainers, The Galaxy Note 9 will carry a 6.4-inch display, slightly larger compared to the 6.3-inch display of the Galaxy Note 8, though it will look similar to its predecessor. Well, you can use Galaxy Note 8 cases for the Note 9.

August 6: Galaxy Note 9 with ‘Standing Cover’ leaked in new video ahead of official launch




August 3, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 retail box leaked, confirms all specs ahead of its official unveiling

According to the retail box, the Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with dual pixel rear camera set up of 12 MP (F1.5 / 2.4) + 12 MP (F2.4) and an 8 MP front camera. The rear camera support slow-mo shooting up to 960 frames/second.

August 3: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 official intro leaked, 512GB variant confirmed that could be expanded upto 1TB

The leaked trailer appeared online which shows Yellow version of S Pen combined with the blue edition of the Note 9 and bears 512GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Note 9 has a bit more to offer on storage expansion because the 512GB variant could be expanded up to 1TB storage with help of a 512GB microSD card.

August 1, 2018:  You can now reserve the Galaxy Note 9 through ‘Shop Samsung’ App

You can now reserve your Galaxy Note 9 through ‘Shop Samsung‘ app. It is not a pre-order, just a reservation. By serving Galaxy Note 9, you can get a chance to receive new device early.

August 1: Most premium variant of the Galaxy Note 9 will cost over $1,200

The most premium variant of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will cost over $1,200 (1,350,000 won) in South Korea, ETNews reports, adding that the Note 9 will start at the equivalent of $975 (1,090,000 won).




July 31: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaked in the hands-on video

July 31: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 9 in the Chinese market on August 15

Samsung will unveil its flagship device — Galaxy Note 9 — in the Chinese market on August 15, at Shanghai Fashion Arts Center, according to a new report.

July 29, 2018: A new leak reveals Galaxy Note 9 price in Indonesia

The 128GB variant of the Galaxy Note 9 is listed as being available for the equivalent of $935 (13,500,000 Indonesian Rupiahs,) which is approximately the same price tag that’s still attached to the Galaxy Note 8 in the Asian country, and 512GB model, priced at around $1,210 (17,500,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.)

July 29: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 components appeared online

Recently some of the device’s internal components got appeared online and revealed a little bit more about its hardware side.

Jul 28, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 hands-on preview: More details have now surfaced

Reddit user Autopsy15 hosted an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) session (deleted) after hands-on with the Galaxy Note 9.


July 27, 2018: Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen leaks in a real-life image

A new real-life image of the Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen leaked on Weibo. In the leaked image, we can see the side by side comparison of the Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen and the Galaxy Note 8’s S Pen.

July 26, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature Desktop Experience without a DeX Pad or DeX station

According to Winfuture, the Galaxy Note 9 may not need any additional devices such as DeX Station or a DeX Pad to simulate DeX features. Instead of these DeX simulators, Galaxy Note 9 could now allow the direct connection of a DisplayPort-enabled USB-C adapter or cable to connect to an external display.

July 26: Here’s Galaxy Note 9’s Clear View, LED View, Silicone and Standing cover renders

These new exposures of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 covers include a new protective silicone case that brings a built-in stand which could be adjusted as user want. Apart from this addition, there are other covers such as Clear View Cover, LED View Cover, Silicon Cover.


July 26: Fortnite for Android will be available exclusively on the Galaxy Note 9 for 30 day

Fortnite Mobile for Android will reportedly come as an exclusive for the Galaxy Note 9. It’ll stay that way for 30 days, and after that, be released for other compatible Samsung handsets. Along with the game, an optional pre-order bonus for the Note 9 will be $100 to $150 worth of V-Bucks.

July 26: Samsung releases three teasers for the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung’s published three video teasers that focus on its battery life, performance and storage.

Jul 25, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Dual-Sim certified in Taiwan

July 24, 2018: Here’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in more colors

With today’s leaked image we see the Note 9 in three colors — black, blue, and brown.




July 23, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s Europe price just leaked

It will cost you way more than €1.000, especially if you want a device with the higher storage option. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available for purchase in Italy starting August 24.

July 23: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the first to feature Bixby 2.0

According to TheBell, Bixby 2.0, will be first installed on Galaxy Note 9. It is expected to be more scalable than other Bixby versions and will be linked with various services.

July 22, 2018: Here’s all new Galaxy Note 9 S Pen features revealed

July 21, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 will have a massive 4000 mAh battery, confirmed by Anatel

According to documents filed at ANATEL, the National Telecommunications Agency in Brazil, the Galaxy Note 9 will have a massive 4,000 mAh battery inside, a more than the Galaxy Note 8’s 3,300 mAh battery.

July 21: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch

July 20, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 US variant leaks in a real-life image

July 20: Samsung says ‘no comment on whether it is the real Note 9 phone or not in the photograph’

Samsung Electronics smartphone business chief, Koh Dong-jin was photographed using a smartphone that appeared to be the new Galaxy Note 9 phone at a public event in Wuhan, China, on Monday.

Above image posted by a Twitter user, Eldho Varghese showed Koh using the S Pen on the supposed Note 9 phone during the event.

The South Korean company declined to say anything about the picture, whether it is the real Note 9 or not, reports KoreaHerald.


July 17, 2018: Here’s the first real-life image of the Galaxy Note 9


July 17: A new render shows the Note 9 with yellow S Pen

Evan Blass took to Twitter today with the below picture. The image also shows the device to be blue which is paired with a yellow S Pen with the top of the stylus being blue.

July 13, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pre-orders will start on August 14 in Korea

July 12, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 promotion poster appeared online

July 11, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600) appeared on TENAA

July 11: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be released in Korea on August 24

July 11, 2018 — Official render confirms the front design of the Galaxy Note 9

The latest render comes from AndroidHeadlines. The image shown below was obtained by the site and is said to be “an official render of the Galaxy Note 9.”

July 3, 2018: Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen arrives at the FCC, Bluetooth confirmed

The Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen has a model number of EJ-PN960, will connect to the Note 9 over 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE.

The FCC is referring to S Pen as a “Stylus Pen” and as you noticed, the “N960” matches up as an accessory to the Note 9’s model number of SM-N960.


July 3: Samsung will be offering five color variants of the Galaxy Note 9

The South Korean company will be offering five color variants of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 at launch, Dutch tech blog GalaxyClub reports.

July 1, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 will feature an improved S Pen with Bluetooth

The Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen will the “the biggest update in the history of the S-Pen“ with the biggest feature believed to be the addition of Bluetooth to the accessory.

June 30, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Receive 3C Certification In China, 15W fast charging support

June 27, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled on August 9

On August 9, Samsung Electronics will welcome a new member to the premium Galaxy family. To celebrate the launch of the upcoming device, the Galaxy Note 9,  the company is hosting the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on August 9, 2018, in New York.

June 25, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 arrives at the FCC, a month ahead of schedule

June 23, 2018: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 will be “very similar” to Note 8

Ice Universe said, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 will be “very similar” to the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is apparently looking to refine the Note 8’s design before potentially considering more significant changes to its flagship lineup next year.

June 18, 2018: This is the display of Samsung Galaxy Note 9

June 17, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 512GB storage variant may launch in select markets


June 13, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 will ship with a 4000mAh and a faster wireless charger, to unveil on Aug 9

According to Ice Universe on Twitter who’s been fairly accurate about Samsung rumors in the past, they’re “100% sure” that the Note 9 will come with a 4,000 mAh battery.

June 6, 2018: This is what the Galaxy Note 9 might look like

We can see the front of the Note 9 is barely changed when compared to that of the Note 8, albeit its top and bottom bezels appear to be slightly thinner.

June 1, 2018: The Galaxy Note 9 will be announced on August 9 with an upgraded camera

According to Bloomberg, Samsung will host an Unpacked event in New York on August 9 where it’ll officially unveil the Galaxy Note 9.

May 31, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release delayed by two weeks, design change

May 28, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 screen protector appeared in a short video

May 10, 2018: This is our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

May 9, 2018: Galaxy Note 9 won’t get an on-screen fingerprint scanner

April 14, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets a codename ‘Crown’

March 29, 2018: Samsung may launch the new Note as early as July

According to a report from The Investor, the Note 9 could launch much sooner. Samsung typically starts producing its OLED panels for Note devices in June, but it’s said that the company will be moving ahead of schedule this year and start production as soon as April. As such, we could see the Galaxy Note 9 released as early as July.

March 23, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 firmware test begins

March 22, 2018: A new report suggests that the Note 9 will have an in-display fingerprint scanner

According to a report from The Korea Herald, Samsung will use the Galaxy Note 9 as its first phone to ship with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.


March 17, 2018: Samsung registered a trademark for the Galaxy Note 9

February 27, 2018: Bixby 2.0 could make an appearance on the phone

At MWC 2018, Samsung introduced some cool new features of Bixby in Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus but it wasn’t the new version Bixby program that many fans were expected to see, now the company is planning to showcase a new version of its AI program, Bixby 2.0, as early as the second half of this year through the presumed Galaxy Note 9 phablets.

January 25, 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may be equipped with a new operating method

January 23, 2018: Galaxy Note 9: Samsung patents a method to enable S Pen and finger control simultaneously

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