The camera found on the back of the Galaxy Note 9 will be identical to the setup Samsung used for the Galaxy S9 Plus, known China-based industry insider known only by their Twitter and Weibo handle “Ice Universe” said earlier today. The source added that the upcoming Android phablet will use the same chip(s) as the Galaxy S9 series, which has already been widely expected given recent benchmark sightings and Samsung’s established product practices in the premium smartphone segment.
The claim about the Galaxy Note 9’s camera being unchanged from the Galaxy S9 Plus is somewhat more unexpected, with several recent reports indicating Samsung indeed managed to improve the imaging capabilities of its next flagship. The insider in question may have simply been referring to the hardware part of Samsung’s camera equation as credible sources already talked about some software improvements that are in the pipeline, including the handset’s ability to record “super slow-motion” videos at 960 frames per second for twice as long as the Galaxy S9 Plus. However, even that interpretation is dubious given how numerous sightings of the device already indicated that one of its two back lenses will be of the ultra-wide variety, hence already being different to the system used by the company’s Android flagship released in March.
Regardless, the Galaxy Note 9 is widely expected to continue Samsung’s tradition of ennobling its latest flagship formula with the addition of an S Pen and a number of smaller improvements, most of which are on the software side. As part of its latest financials published on Tuesday, Samsung confirmed recent reports about the early Galaxy Note 9 launch being prompted by “soft” sales of the Galaxy S9 lineup, adding that the device will be offered at “a reasonable price.” The Android-powered handset is scheduled to be unveiled on August 9 and should become available for purchase some two weeks later, starting in the ballpark of $960.
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