Fresh from 2018 Mobile World Congress is the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, however, reports about the Galaxy Note 9 benchmark results are starting to come up.
Most industry insiders previously suggested that the South Korean electronics company had already started working on its next phablet. Shortly after the Galaxy Note 8 was released, rumors circulated the net that the hardware for the succeeding model was already planned out.
Now, the newly leaked benchmark results apparently revealed some details on the upcoming smartphone's display and operating system version.
Model Number Listed
Based on the information listed on the benchmark test results, the model number of the device tested is SM-960U. The Galaxy Note 8 was assigned the model number SM-950, supporting the speculation that it is, in fact, the next model. Sources claim that the "U" indicates the device is manufactured for markets within the United States.
Moreover, the latest products from its S lineup were already launched. Therefore, it is understandable that the company is now busy with a follow-up to its Note series this time around.
Display Technology And Android Version
The benchmark test results also revealed some interesting information on the Galaxy Note 9. Its screen ratio is marked as 18.5:9, which suggests that the new smartphone will sport Samsung's second-generation Infinity Display technology.
Just like the ones used by the Galaxy S9 and S9+, it showcases thinner bezels than the previous version. It comes with better brightness and lesser reflections alongside a Gorilla Glass 5 panel that is apparently 20 percent thicker than its predecessor.
Another detail reflected on the benchmark tests is the Android operating system version used for the prototype unit. Since the new handset is speculated to launch in the second half of 2018, It appears that the phone will run on Android 8.1 Oreo.
While other details are currently unavailable, several sources believe that key features found on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ might be included in the Galaxy Note 9. If this is anything to go by, it will be equipped with upgraded hardware expected from a flagship model. Samsung might install the Exynos 9810 for certain markets while the rest could have Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 on board.
Last year, rumors had it that the Galaxy Note 8 might use Synaptics Clear ID technology for its fingerprint sensor. This would have allowed the smartphone to integrate the biometric reader under its display for a next-generation appeal. Yet, it was unable to do so along with the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Vivo is the first smartphone company to flaunt the new feature on the X20 Plus UD and recently, with its prototype Apex model.
The development for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is still in its early stages, so consumers might see its fingerprint sensor embedded under its Infinity Display.