With just a few days left before the global unveiling of Samsung Galaxy Note9, the company in a bid build curiosity among fans around the upcoming Android flagship has rolled out a new teaser hinting of a big battery upgrade.
Samsung had a tough time managing the negative publicity during and post the Galaxy Note7 fiasco in 2016. Since then, the company had been playing safe by not increasing battery capacity in Galaxy Note8 and also in the Galaxy S series. This apparently led many market analytics and tech critics opined that Samsung will take more time to get over the 2016 incident.
But now, it looks like the South Korean seem to have finally summoned the courage to make improvements to the battery capacity in the upcoming Galaxy Note9.
In the recently released promotional teaser shows an anxious phone user trying to save the fast draining battery by killing the recently opened apps, while a message pops up that the RideShare cab reaches in eight minutes, but only four percent battery left, and a friend is messaging.
The owner just realises, the device won't last long and gets the power bank, but to her bad luck, it is also uncharged and the phone just dies. The video ends with a message — "Battery can't keep up? A lot can change in a day" August 9th 2018, the date Galaxy Note9 is launching in New York City.
Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 battery teaser:
It's clear that Samsung has bumped up the battery in the new device but, by how much? Well, rumour has it that the company has incorporated 4,000mAh battery, 700mAh (21-per cent) more than its predecessor, which will be enough to last a one and half day under mixed usage.
Samsung Galaxy Note9: Other features which are expected to make the cut in the Note8 successor
As per reliable reports, Samsung Galaxy Note9 will retain the Infinity Display design as seen in the previous iteration with the increase in screen real estate on the front panel. It is said to come with a 6.4-inch Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, thinner bezels resulting in more than 85 percent screen-to-body ratio. The company is also said to have enhanced the sunlight readability on device's super AMOLED display.
Depending on the region of sale, Galaxy Note9 will be offered in two chipset variants. Devices-bound for US, China and South Korea will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor.
On the other hand, Samsung phones headed towards India and Russia, among other global markets will house an Exynos 9820 octa-core processor. Rest assured, both the variants will offer the same level of performance and would set a new benchmark in performance among Android phones.
The company is also said to have enhanced the ISOCELL technology for Galaxy Note9's camera, in addition to enhanced Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and variable aperture (F1.5-F2.4) to capture high-quality pictures in low-light.
Also, S Pen will also be getting a huge upgrade this year, as reports have indicated that the Stylus will coming with Bluetooth chip and will be able to change music tracks, volume control and more capabilities in addition to standard note-taking features.
Word on the street is that Samsung, in addition to Galaxy Note9 base variant (6GB RAM and 128GB storage), plans to bring top-end mode with 8GB RAM+256GB and 8GB RAM+512GB models in select markets, but later in the year.
As far as the availability is concerned, Samsung is expected to open up Galaxy Note9 pre-order service in multiple global regions soon after the global unveiling in New York City on August 9. In India, the company is expected to host a local launch event and start taking orders from August 19 onward and would be retailing the device for around Rs 73,000.